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Carlyle Europe Partners (CEP) invests in companies with enterprise values typically in excess of €200m and operations based in Europe, and where relationships with management teams, corporate partners or family-owned businesses are based on seeking a financial partner to create value and grow the business.  These investments may include leveraged buyouts and other types of private equity transactions, including strategic joint ventures with corporate partners.

Carlyle Europe Partners

Launched in 1998 at €1 billion, this fund conducts leveraged buyout transactions in Europe in targeted industries.

Investment Industry Acquired Status
Andritz AG

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Andritz AG was an established manufacturer of machinery and equipment for the pulp and paper industry, the steel industry and water treatment industries.

Industrial Dec 1999 Exited
Groupe Genoyer

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Groupe Genoyer was a manufacturer of steel flanges and fittings for the process industries, particularly for the oil, gas and chemical industries.

Industrial Jul 1998 Exited
Casema BV

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Casema was one of the Netherlands' leading cable operators.

Telecom & Media Jan 2003 Exited
Bredbandsbolaget AB

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Bredbandsbolaget AB was a broadband communications company. The company was sold to Telenor AB in July 2005.

Telecom & Media Jul 1999 Exited
Riello SpA

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Riello SpA manufactured and marketed heating products, was the global leader in residential burner production and one of the world’s largest producers of wall-hung boilers.

Industrial Jun 2000 Exited
Aprovia

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Aprovia was a business publisher in the French language market, as well as in the French tradeshow industry.

Telecom & Media Jun 2002 Exited
Le Figaro

During Carlyle's period of ownership, Le Figaro publishes the leading French national daily newspaper as well as the leading women’s magazine and the second most circulated news magazine.

Telecom & Media Jul 1999 Exited
Materis

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Materis was a specialty building materials conglomerate.

Industrial Jan 2001 Exited
Medimedia

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Medimedia was the fourth-largest global provider of healthcare educational materials and services.

Telecom & Media Jun 2002 Exited
Otor

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Otor SA was the second largest producer of corrugated board and the industry leader for production of recycled containerboard in France.

Industrial May 2000 Exited
Messer Eutectic Castolin Group

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, MEC Group had a global presence in the market for high-value-added maintenance and repair related welding consumable products and was the leading manufacturer of metal cutting machines and equipment.

Industrial Sep 2000 Exited
Honsel International Technologies Holdings SARL

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Honsel International Technologies was the European market leader for automotive light metal parts.

Transportation Mar 2000 Exited
Edscha AG

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Edscha was a manufacturer of door hinges, convertible roof systems and driver controls for the automotive industry.

Transportation Dec 2002 Exited
Firth Rixson Limited

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Firth Rixson Limited was the leading integrated provider of highly engineered rings, forgings and specialty metal products to the aerospace sector and a range of industrial markets.

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Dec 2000 Exited
Beru AG

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Beru AG was the world-market leader in cold-start products for diesel-powered engines.

Transportation Jun 2000 Exited
Digiplex Management SARLDuring the period of Carlyle’s ownership, Digiplex Management Sarl was formed to be a pan-European communications infrastructure company that provided collocation facilities and services on a carrier-neutral basis. Infrastructure Jan 2000 Exited

Carlyle Europe Partners II

Launched in 2003, this fund of €1.8 billion conducts leveraged buyout transactions in Europe in targeted industries.

Investment Industry Acquired Status
Britax Childcare Holdings Limited

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Britax Childcare Holdings Limited was a global manufacturer of premium branded children's car safety seats and a recognized technological, safety and quality leader.

Consumer & Retail Oct 2005 Exited
Com Hem

Com Hem, the largest cable television operator in Sweden, provides analog and digital television, broadband Internet and telephony services to landlords and residential customers.

Telecom & Media Jan 2006 Exited
Saprogal, S.A.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Saprogal, S.A. was a leading manufacturer and supplier of animal nutrition products in Spain and Portugal.

Consumer & Retail May 2004 Exited
Avio SpA

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Avio SpA was a leader in the design, development and production of subsystems and components for military and civil aeroengines, aeroengine derivatives for power generation and marine applications, and propulsion systems for space launch vehicles and tactical missile applications.

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Sep 2003 Exited
Applus Servicios Technologicos, S.L.U.

Applus Servicios Technologicos, S.L.U. is a leading global certification company specializing in testing, inspection, certification and technological services.

Technology & Business Services Nov 2007 Current
HT Troplast

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, HT Troplast was a diversified plastics manufacturer, supplying the construction, automotive and insulation industries.

Industrial Jan 2005 Exited
IMO Car Wash Group

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, IMO Car Wash Group was the world's largest car wash company, washing over 30 million cars each year across 14 countries.

Consumer & Retail Mar 2006 Exited
Terreal

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Terreal was a leading player in the South European clay roof tile and brick markets. It addressed two markets, the clay roof tile market and the structural and facing brick market.

Industrial Oct 2003 Exited
Stahl Holdings BV

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Stahl Holdings BV was a leading surface effects specialist, providing a broad range of formulated products and services in both leather chemicals and non-leather high performance coatings.

Industrial Jun 2006 Exited
Nielsen Company, The

The Nielsen Company (formerly VNU Group, B.V.) is a leading global information and media company providing essential marketing information analytics and industry expertise to customers around the world.

Telecom & Media Jun 2006 Current
Numericable & Completel

Numericable is the leading cable provider in France with additional presence in Belgium and Luxembourg. Completel is the second largest challenger to France Telecom in the French enterprise telecom market.

Telecom & Media Mar 2008 Current
H.C. Starck GmbH

H.C. Starck GmbH is a world leading provider of specialty metals, advanced ceramics and electronic chemicals.

Industrial Feb 2007 Current
Zodiac Marine & Pool (including Jandy)

Zodiac Marine & Pool is renowned worldwide for its unique expertise in the marine and pool businesses, serving the consumer and professional markets.

Industrial Oct 2007 Current
AZ Electronic Materials S.A.

AZ Electronic Materials is a leading global supplier of electronic materials to the semiconductor and flat panel display industries.

Industrial Sep 2004 Exited
Hertz CorporationHertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand operating from more than 8,500 locations in approximately 145 countries worldwide. Transportation Dec 2005 Exited
Orizonia Corporacion

Orizonia Corporacion is the leading vertically integrated tour operator in Spain.

Consumer & Retail Jul 2006 Exited
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. is a global leader in the design of embedded semiconductors for wireless, networking, automotive, consumer and industrial markets.

Technology & Business Services Dec 2006 Current

Carlyle Europe Partners III

Launched in 2006 at €5.4 billion, this fund conducts leveraged buyout transactions in Europe in targeted industries.

Investment Industry Acquired Status
Applus Servicios Technologicos, S.L.U.

Applus Servicios Technologicos, S.L.U. is a leading global certification company specializing in testing, inspection, certification and technological services.

Technology & Business Services Nov 2007 Current
Moncler S.p.A.

Moncler S.p.A. is the manufacturer of high-end sportswear products under the brands Moncler, Henry Cotton, Marina Yachting and Coast, Weber & Ahaus (CWA) and licensee of the second-line brand Cerruti.

Consumer & Retail Oct 2008 Current
NBTY, Inc.

NBTY, Inc. is a global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of a broad line of high-quality, value-priced nutritional supplements.

Consumer & Retail Oct 2010 Current
Neochimiki L.V. Lavrentiadis S.A. Industrial and Commercial Company

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Neochimiki L.V. Lavrentiadis S.A. Industrial and Commercial Company was focused both on the distribution of chemical raw materials and the production and distribution of fertilizers and raw materials for the coatings industry.

Industrial May 2008 Exited
Numericable & Completel

Numericable is the leading cable provider in France with additional presence in Belgium and Luxembourg. Completel is the second largest challenger to France Telecom in the French enterprise telecom market.

Telecom & Media Mar 2008 Current
Zodiac Marine & Pool (including Jandy)

Zodiac Marine & Pool is renowned worldwide for its unique expertise in the marine and pool businesses, serving the consumer and professional markets.

Industrial Oct 2007 Current
B&B Hotels

B&B Hotels is a budget hotel chain operating hotels in France, Germany and Italy.

Consumer & Retail Sep 2010 Current
Puccini GroupThe Puccini Group is a leading multi-channel / multi-brand retail conglomerate, focused on the home shopping market. Consumer & Retail Dec 2010 Current
Integrated Dental Holdings / Associated Dental PracticesIntegrated Dental Holdings and Associated Dental Practices are two leading providers of dental care in the U.K, primarily focused on NHS dentistry, with close to 450 practices treating more than 3.5 million patients per year. Healthcare May 2011 Current
RAC Ltd

RAC Ltd. is the second largest UK roadside assistance provider with over 7 million members. The Company provides motor-related services to both consumers and corporate clients. RAC’s vehicle and breakdown services are offered through a nationwide, branded patrol force, focusing primarily on vehicle repair and recovery. The Company also provides motor insurance brokering services, legal and motor claims services.

Consumer & Retail Sep 2011 Current
Telecable de Asturias S.A.U.A Spanish-based TV, telephony, broadband and advanced business solutions provider for the Asturias region in Spain. Telecom & Media Dec 2011 Current
Twin-Set

Light Force SpA, owner of Italian womenswear brand Twin Set Simona Barbieri, is one of the fastest growing Italian companies in the womenswear “accessible luxury” sector.

Jul 2012 Current
Sermeta

Sermeta is a global manufacturer of stainless steel heat exchangers for condensing boilers in commercial and residential premises across Europe and North America.

Industrial Jul 2010 Current
Talaris

Talaris is a leading global provider of cash handling technology solutions. Talaris is primarily focused on the niche teller automation market, in which it is the global market leader.

Technology & Business Services Sep 2008 Exited
CommScope, Inc.

CommScope, Inc. is a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks.

Technology & Business Services Jan 2011 Current
Addison Lee Group

Market leading private hire vehicle provider

Transportation Apr 2013 Current
SagemcomA global high-technology group specializing in broadband communications and energy activities. Technology & Business Services Aug 2011 Current
Marelli Motori Group

Marelli Motori is recognized as a leading supplier to the Power Generation, Industrial, Petrochemical and Marine market sectors, offering a complete range of Generators and Electric Motors in low and high voltage.

Industrial Aug 2013 Current
Axalta Coating Systems

Axalta Coating Systems develops, manufactures and sells coatings and application tools to automobile repair body shops and original equipment manufacturers in the automotive and heavy-duty truck markets.

Industrial Feb 2013 Current