Carlyle Group

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The Carlyle Group
Founded 1987
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
Key People William E. Conway, Jr., founder
Employees 535 +

The Carlyle Group is a private equity global investment firm based in Washington, D.C. with more than $91.5 billion under management.

It originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings.

The group manages 64 funds across four investment disciplines (buyouts, growth capital, real estate and leveraged finance). It has offices in 21 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East/North Africa and Latin America.[1]

It focuses in particular on these sectors: aerospace & defense, automotive & transportation, consumer & retail, energy & power, financial services, healthcare, industrial, infrastructure, real estate, technology & business services and telecommunications & media.

The Group owns companies as diverse as the TV ratings firm Nielsen, doughnut seller Dunkin' Brands, and former General Motors unit Allison Transmission.[2]

People who work for or have worked for the Carlyle Group include George Bush Senior, former Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci, former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, and former SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt.[3]


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