Steven Schwarzman, Chairman of the Blackstone Group, has just found out that an investment team affiliated with the government of China is interested in buying the bulk of Blackstone's leveraged IPO. As he thinks over how to react to this proposal, Schwarzmanassess the firm's projected structure as a public entity and reviews how he would be able to maintain the sensitive company’s amidst stakeholders while still being able to preserve liquidity in the market.
1. What would be the worst thing if he increased the size of public offering to, say, and 20% of the firm?
2. How might that affect the entire delicate structure that had been created?