Corporate Overview

Corporate Overview

“Our purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of an array of global investors, many of whom are public pensioners. We work for our investors.” Bill Conway, Chief Investment Officer

About Carlyle - Overview

The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $183 billion of assets under management across 126 funds and 160 fund of funds vehicles. Founded in 1987 in Washington, DC, Carlyle has grown into one of the world’s largest and most successful investment firms, with more than 1,700 professionals operating in 36 offices in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia.

We Work For Our Investors
More than 1,700 investors from 78 countries rely on Carlyle to achieve premium returns on their invested capital. Our investors range from public and private pension funds to wealthy individuals and families to sovereign wealth funds, unions and corporations. Through an array of products and geographic specific-funds, we work to meet the dynamic needs of the world’s most sophisticated investors.

Four Business Segments

  • Corporate Private Equity  buyout and growth capital
  • Real Assets  real estate, infrastructure and energy and renewable resources
  • Global Market Strategies  distressed and corporate opportunities, corporate mezzanine, energy mezzanine, hedge funds and structured credit
  • Investment Solutions  gives investors access to the large and complex universe of alternative investment strategies — private equity and real estate 

Carlyle Creates Value
Carlyle uses its One Carlyle global network, deep industry knowledge, Executive Operations Group and portfolio intelligence to create and execute a customized value creation plan for each of our corporate private equity and real asset investments.

Reach — One Carlyle Global Network

Expertise — Deep Industry Knowledge

  • Invest in sectors we know, and value depth over breadth
  • Sectors of focus: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy & power, financial services, healthcare, industrial, infrastructure, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation

Impact — Executive Operations Group

  • 25-person team of Operating Executives  C-Level executives and sector specialists with an average of over 40 years' experience
  • Advise Carlyle professionals through the investment process, from sourcing deals, conducting diligence, managing companies and exiting transactions

Data — Portfolio Intelligence

  • Global portfolio of more than 275 companies and more than 250 active real estate investments as of December 31, 2015 generates real-time, actionable data
  • Incorporate proprietary analysis of data into investment, operational and exit decisions
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The Fog of Data

One of the tenets of Carlyle's Edge is our access to data. One of our strengths is the ability to see through the fog of data and find opportunity. Find out how.

Overview Fact Sheet

Overview Fact Sheet