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Carlyle Further Strengthens its Sector Investing Expertise in Japan with Appointment of Manabu Kaburaki as Managing Director

Tokyo, Japan, March 22, 2022 – Global investment firm, Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG) today announced that real estate industry veteran Manabu Kaburaki has joined the firm as a Managing Director in Japan. Carlyle believes the new appointment further strengthens the Carlyle Japan advisory team’s (“Carlyle Japan”) senior leadership as it looks to accelerate investments across its core industry sectors and deepen its partnerships with Japanese portfolio companies to help them enhance value.

Mr. Kaburaki has over 26 years of investment experience in Japan across a wide range of industries including the real estate, construction, automotive, technology, infrastructure, energy and consumer sectors; and also has extensive experience with growth investments. He joins from Lone Star Japan and is based in Tokyo.

“We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Kaburaki to Carlyle as we continue to expand and build on our track record and experience investing in Japan for over 20 years.  Mr. Kaburaki has extensive industry knowledge and experience, and we are confident he will bring significant value to the Carlyle team and our portfolio companies as we look to increase our investment activities in the real estate, infrastructure, and energy sectors, and in growth opportunities,” said Kazuhiro Yamada, Head of the Carlyle Japan advisory team.

“Carlyle is a pioneer in the Japan private equity industry and I am excited to join its established team. Private equity is becoming increasingly important as a growth driver and enabler for Japanese companies and I look forward to playing an active role in expanding Carlyle’s investment activities and to help transform, develop, and drive value creation for its Japanese portfolio companies,” said Mr. Kaburaki.

Mr. Kaburaki previously served as Managing Director at Lone Star Japan Acquisitions, where he focused on the privatization of listed companies and investments in private companies as well as acquisitions of non-core assets from REITs and major Japanese companies in the real estate and service industry sectors. Prior to that, he spent 10 years at Goldman Sachs Japan where he served as Head of Real Estate Investment Banking and Head of the Consumer Group, and was involved in M&A advisory and equity and debt financing for the technology, media and telecom (TMT), consumer, industrial, natural resources, financial, and real estate sectors. Mr. Kaburaki started his career at Industrial Bank of Japan in 1996 and has also worked at Mizuho Securities where he provided M&A advisory for the automobile, auto parts, electronics and machinery sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Material Science from The University of Tokyo and an MBA from the Simon Business School, University of Rochester.

Carlyle has invested more than 427 billion yen in 31 investments in Japan since entering the market in 2000. Carlyle Japan focuses on investments in the energy, healthcare, technology, manufacturing and infrastructure sectors in Japan.


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About Carlyle

Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG) is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across three business segments: Global Private Equity, Global Credit and Investment Solutions. With $301 billion of assets under management as of December 31, 2021, Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest. Carlyle employs nearly 1,850 people in 26 offices across five continents. Further information is available at Follow Carlyle on Twitter @OneCarlyle.


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