The Carlyle Group is a global investment firm that pursues private equity, credit, and real estate investments worldwide. Carlyle's private equity practice practice pursues buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings. With offices in 19 countries, Carlyle can easily target opportunities throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East/North Africa and Latin America. Broad sectors of interest include aerospace, defense, automotive and transportation, consumer, retail, energy and power, financial services, healthcare, industrial, infrastructure, technology services, business services, telecommunications and media. The Carlyle Group was formed in 1987 and is based in Washington DC.
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In the last 3 years, The Carlyle Group has acquired 28 companies. It has also invested in 16 others.
The Carlyle Group’s most common sectors for investment are software (8%) and financial services (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (31%) and secondary buyout (17%). In total, The Carlyle Group has invested in 40 US states and 37 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Caesars Entertainment for $30.7B.
In the last 3 years, The Carlyle Group has exited 43 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (46%). The Carlyle Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2005 when it sold United Defense Industries for $4.2B.
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