The Blackstone Group L.P. (Blackstone) is a manager of private capital and provider of financial advisory services. Its alternative asset management businesses include the management of private equity funds, real estate funds, funds of hedge funds, credit-oriented funds, collateralized loan obligation (CLO) vehicles and separately managed accounts. It also provides a range of financial advisory services, including financial advisory, restructuring and reorganization and fund placement services. It operates in five segments: Private Equity, Real Estate, Hedge Fund Solutions, Credit Businesses, and Financial Advisory. Effective October 23, 2013, Blackstone Group LP acquired a 40% stake in Eletson Gas LLC. Effective October 28, 2013, Blackstone Group LP acquired Asclepius Group Ltd. In January 2014, Centrica Plc's subsidiary Direct Energy completed the sale of three gas-fired power generation facilities in Texas to Blackstone.