Corporate Private Equity

MENA Buyout

With offices in Dubai and Istanbul, Carlyle’s buyout activities in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) draw on the local insight of a team of investment professionals backed by Carlyle’s global network.

Carlyle MENA Partners

Launched in 2007 at $500 million, this fund targets investment opportunities in the Middle East & North Africa.

Investment Industry Acquired Status
Alamar Foods

Alamar is a master franchise operator of Domino’s pizza and Wendy’s hamburgers for the MENA region (except for Wendy’s in Saudi Arabia ) with 185 restaurants across 11 countries; and a food processor supplying the quick service and casual dining restaurant industry selling under the “Premier” brand.

Consumer & Retail Dec 2011 Current

Penti is the largest legwear manufacturer, and a leading retailer of legwear, lingerie and beachwear, in Turkey and in neighboring countries.

Consumer & Retail Nov 2012 Current
General Lighting Company

<span">General Lighting Company, Saudi Arabia’s largest lighting fixtures manufacturer and supplier, manufactures a broad range of indoor, outdoor and industrial lighting products. In addition, the company represents leading international lighting brands and provides complete lighting solutions to its clients.

Industrial Mar 2010 Exited
Medical Park Hospital Group

Medical Park Hospital Group is the leading healthcare provider in Turkey, operating general hospitals and related health care facilities. The company's general hospitals offer acute care services, radiology services, and respiratory therapy services, as well as operating and recovery rooms, and pharmacies. It also provides intensive care, critical care and/or coronary care units, and physical therapy; orthopedic, oncology, and outpatient services.

Healthcare Dec 2009 Exited
Al Nabil Food Industries Ltd. Co.

Producer of food products

Consumer & Retail May 2013 Current
Bahcesehir Schools

Bahcesehir is among the top three chain schools in Turkey's private education sector and provides education in the nursery, primary and secondary school segments. At the time of Carlyle's investment, Bahcesehir Kolejleri had 11 school campuses.

Consumer & Retail Dec 2011 Exited