Private Equity Firm: The Carlyle Group

March 16, 2012

The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset management firm established in 1987. The firm has more than 600 investment professionals operating out of its offices in Washington DC, Barcelona, Beijing, Beirut, Charlotte – North Carolina, Chengdu – China, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Lagos, London, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Mumbai, Munich, New York, Paris, Rosslyn – Virginia, São Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney and Tokyo.

As of end of December 2011, the firm manages USD 147 billion in asset under management. Carlyle has 89 funds and 49 funds of funds vehicles investing in Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Fund of Funds Solutions and Global Market Strategies. The Fund of Funds Solutions was established when it acquired AlpInvest Partners B.V. on July, 2011.

The Carlyle Group focuses its investments in aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation.

The composition of The Carlyle Group assets under management as of June 30, 2011:

  • By segment: Corporate Private Equity (36%), Fund of Funds Solutions (29%), Real Assets (21%) and Global Market Strategies (14%).
  • By Geography: Americas (66%), Europe, Middle East & Africa (24%) and Asia Pacific (10%).

Some of Carlyle recent investment portfolio by geography:

  • Asia: Alamar Foods, CP Pokphand Co. Ltd, China Fishery Group Limited, EO Technics Co., Ltd., General Lighting Company, Healthscope, Inc., Tsubaki Nakashima Co., Ltd., Ucar and Uju Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Europe: ADA Cosmetics, B&B Hotels, Brintons Carpets Limited, Companeo, Giannoni, ITRS Group, Integrated Dental Holdings / Associated Dental Practices, Metrologic Group, Sagemcom, Telecable de Asturias S.A.U. and The Foundry.
  • North America: Altegrity Inc., Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Ltd., C.H.I. Overhead Doors, Inc., CommScope, Inc., Document Technologies, Inc., Flexera Software LLC, Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc., Hoffmaster Group, Inc., IHS Global S.A.P.I. de C.V., INC Research, Illinois Central School Bus, LLC, NBTY, Inc., Primatics Financial LLC, Quorum Business Solutions, Inc., RPK Capital Management, LLC, Syniverse Technologies, UniRush, LLC and Waddington North America.


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