The Carlyle Group is one of the world’s largest private equity firms, with more than $34.9 billion under management. With 37 funds across four investment disciplines (buyouts, venture capital, real estate and leveraged finance), Carlyle combines global vision with local insight, relying on a top-flight team of more than 330 investment professionals operating out of offices in 14 countries to uncover superior opportunities in North America, Europe and Asia.
While open to opportunities wherever they can be found, Carlyle focuses on sectors in which it has demonstrated expertise: aerospace & defense, automotive & transportation, consumer & retail, energy & power, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services and telecommunications & media.
In a world awash with information, insight is often in short supply. Carlyle’s edge is its ability to leverage the local insight of its investment professionals, collaborating across the firms’ investment disciplines from deal sourcing and due diligence through portfolio company development. The result: a broader view of potential investment opportunities and deeper level of expertise, creating value for Carlyle portfolio companies that translates into superior returns for Carlyle investors.
Carlyle’s team of investment professionals includes 145 M.B.A.s, 23 J.D.s and 14 Ph.D./M.D.s from many of the world’s most prestigious universities.
Carlyle’s conservative investment philosophy and disciplined investment process has generated extraordinary returns for its investors. Since its founding in 1987, the firm has invested $14.9 billion in 439 transactions.
More than 800 investors from 55 countries entrust Carlyle with their capital and their reputations. As one means of aligning its own interests with those of its Limited Partner investors, Carlyle has committed more than $1.2 billion of its own capital to its funds.