Corporate Private Equity

U.S. Buyout

The Carlyle U.S. Buyout team engages in buyouts, privatizations and strategic minority investments in partnership with experienced management teams throughout the United States and Canada.

Carlyle Partners II

Launched in 1996 at $1.3 billion, this fund conducts leveraged buyout transactions in North America in targeted industries.

Investment Industry Acquired Status
Composite Structures

During the period of Carlyle's ownership interest, Composite Structures, L.L.C. was a manufacturer of lightweight metal and fiber composite structural components for military and commercial programs.

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Jul 1997 Exited
Duratek, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Duratek, Inc.

Industrial Jan 1995 Exited
EG&G Technical Services, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle’s ownership, EG&G Technical Services, Inc. was a leading provider of management, engineering, scientific, logistics and technical services primarily to agencies of the U.S. government.

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Aug 1999 Exited
Elgar Electronics Corporation

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Elgar Electronics Corporation was a manufacturer of power testing and power supply equipment for military and commercial markets, primarily in the U.S.

Industrial Apr 1996 Exited
Empi, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Empi, Inc. was one of the leading medical device companies for rehabilitative medicine in the U.S.

Healthcare Aug 1999 Exited
Entertainment Publications, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Entertainment Publications, Inc. was the world's leading marketer of coupon books, discounts and merchant promotions.

Consumer & Retail Nov 1999 Exited
Gemini Air Cargo, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Gemini Air Cargo, Inc. was the world's second largest supplier of outsourced air freighter services.

Transportation Aug 1999 Exited
Genesis Cable Communications, LLC

Genesis Cable Communications, L.L.C. was formed in 1996 to acquire, own, hold, operate and dispose of cable television systems in secondary and tertiary markets of the southeastern U.S.

Telecom & Media Oct 1996 Exited
Dr Pepper/Seven Up Bottling Group

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Dr Pepper/Seven Up Bottling Group was the largest independent manufacturer, marketer and distributor of carbonated soft drinks and new age beverages in the U.S.

Consumer & Retail May 1998 Exited
Imagitas, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Imagitas, Inc. managed mandatory government agency communications in exchange for the ability to wrap relevant direct marketing messages around these communications. The company was sold to Pitney Bowes, Inc. in May 2005.

Technology & Business Services Mar 2000 Exited
Piedmont Hawthorne Holdings, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Piedmont/Hawthorne Holdings, Inc. was the second largest general aviation facility in the U.S. with a premier network of 35 fixed base operations

Transportation Jul 1998 Exited
United States Marine Repair, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle’s ownership, United States Marine Repair, Inc. was the largest non-nuclear ship repair company in the U.S.

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Nov 1997 Exited
InSight Health Services Corporation

During the period of Carlyle’s ownership, InSight Health Services Corp. was a leading nationwide provider of diagnostic imaging, treatment, and related information services.

Healthcare Oct 1997 Exited
PRA International, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, PRA International, Inc. was a leading contract research organization, which provided clinical research and development services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Healthcare Oct 1996 Exited
Kuhlman Electric Corporation

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Kuhlman Electric Corporation designed, manufactured and marketed a broad range of transformers for electric utility distribution systems.

Industrial Oct 1999 Exited
Lear Siegler Services, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle’s ownership, Lear Siegler Services, Inc. was a leading service provider to the U.S. military, as well as to domestic and foreign government agencies.

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Sep 1997 Exited
Market Post Tower

Market Post Tower is a 15-story, Class-A office tower with unparalleled broadband connections located in the San Jose, CA Central Business District.

Real Estate Feb 2000 Exited
Federal Data Corporation

During the period of Carlyle’s ownership, Federal Data Corporation was a leading computer systems integrator and information technology service provider.

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Nov 1995 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
Howmet International

During the period of Carlyle’s ownership, Howmet International was the worldwide leader in the investment casting industry.

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Dec 1995 Exited
Prime Communications

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Prime Communications, LLC was formed to purchase cable television systems in Montgomery County, Maryland; Arlington County, Virginia; and Chicago, Illinois.

Telecom & Media Jul 1998 Exited
United Defense Industries, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, United Defense Industries, Inc. was a leader in the design, development and production of combat vehicles, artillery, naval guns, missile launchers and precision munitions.

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Oct 1997 Exited
Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc. (Aerostructures Corp.)

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc. was the largest independent developer and producer of structural assemblies for commercial, military and business aircraft.

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Jul 1996 Exited
Xcelerate Corporation

During the period of Carlyle’s ownership interest, Xcelerate Corp. was an Internet professional services firm that provided end-to-end e-commerce business development for its customers.

Technology & Business Services Mar 2000 Exited

Carlyle Partners III

Launched in 2000 at $3.9 billion, this fund conducts leveraged buyout transactions primarily in North America in targeted industries.

Investment Industry Acquired Status
AMC Entertainment, Inc.

AMC Entertainment, Inc. is one of the world's leading film exhibition companies.

Telecom & Media Jul 2004 Current
Air Cargo, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Air Cargo, Inc. offered its customers ready access on a nationwide basis to a range of ground transportation services.

Transportation Oct 2002 Exited
Align Technology, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Align Technology, Inc.

Healthcare May 2000 Exited
Aviall Services, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Aviall, Inc. was a leading solutions provider of aftermarket supply-chain management services for the aviation and marine industries.

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Dec 2001 Exited
ConnectiCare Holdings, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, ConnectiCare Holdings, Inc. was a regional health maintenance organization.

Healthcare Jun 2001 Exited
Casema BV

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

Telecom & Media Jan 2003 Exited
Relizon Company, The

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, The Relizon Company was a leading provider of outsourced business communication services, including document management, marketing and billing solutions.

Technology & Business Services Aug 2000 Exited
Rexnord Corporation

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Rexnord Corporation was a leading manufacturer of highly-engineered mechanical power transmission components.

Industrial Nov 2002 Exited
Sippican, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Sippican, Inc.

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Apr 2002 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
Dex Media

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Dex Media was the nation's third largest Yellow Pages publisher with significant online local search capabilities.

Telecom & Media Nov 2002 Exited
Horizon Lines, LLC

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Horizon Lines, LLC was the nation's largest container shipping company, accounting for over 35% of all U.S. marine container shipments from the U.S. mainland to Alaska, Hawaii / Guam and Puerto Rico.

Transportation Feb 2003 Exited
PanAmSat Corporation

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, PanAmSat was a leading global provider of video, broadcasting and network distribution and delivery services.

Telecom & Media Aug 2004 Exited
Panolam Industries International, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Panolam Industries International, Inc. was a leader in the North American decorative laminate panel industry.

Industrial Nov 1999 Exited
InteliStaf Group, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, InteliStaf Group, Inc. provided flexible, tailored, temporary staffing of skilled nurses and other medical professionals.

Healthcare Oct 2000 Exited
Jazz Semiconductor, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Jazz Semiconductor, Inc. was a commercial semiconductor foundry focused on low volume/high mix specialty, analog radio frequency applications.

Technology & Business Services Mar 2002 Exited
Standard Aero Holdings, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Standard Aero was a leading independent provider of aftermarket maintenance, repair and overhaul services primarily for gas turbine engines used for military, regional and business aircraft.

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Aug 2004 Exited
Landmark Aviation

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Landmark Aviation (formerly Piedmont/Hawthorne Holdings, Inc.) was a leading provider of aftermarket services to the business aviation industry.

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Aug 2004 Exited
MedPointe, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, MedPointe, Inc. developed, manufactured and marketed a broad range of branded prescription specialty pharmaceutical products in the U.S.

Healthcare Sep 2001 Exited
Communications & Power Industries, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, CPI was a world leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of components for systems used primarily to generate, amplify and transmit high-power/high-frequency microwave and radio frequency signals.

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Aug 2002 Exited
Grand Vehicle Works Holdings Corporation

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Grand Vehicle Works Holdings Corporation was a premier provider of transportation products and related services to truck fleets and users of specialty and recreational vehicles through two operating subsidiaries.

Transportation May 2000 Exited
Hawaiian Telcom Communications, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Hawaiian Telcom was a local telecommunications services provider.

Telecom & Media May 2005 Exited
Insight Communications Company, Inc.

Insight Communications Company is the tenth largest cable operator in the United States, serving approximately 700,000 basic video customers in the three contiguous states of Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

Telecom & Media Dec 2005 Exited
United Components, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, United Components, Inc. was a leading worldwide manufacturer and distributor of automotive parts and components to the aftermarket and specialized original equipment channels.

Transportation Jun 2003 Exited
Vidéotron Telecom

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Vidéotron Telecom Ltée was a facilities-based competitive local exchange carrier providing local, long distance, Internet access and data services to businesses in the province of Quebec, Canada.

Telecom & Media Dec 1999 Exited
Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc. was the largest independent developer and producer of structural assemblies for commercial, military and business aircraft.

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Jul 2000 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
CPU Technology, Inc.

CPU Technology, Inc. develops innovative System-on-Chip based multiprocessor architectures for high performance embedded and general purpose computing. The company's technology has been uniquely applied to solve long-term obsolescence problems in complex legacy electronics systems.

Technology & Business Services Mar 2001 Exited

Carlyle Partners IV

Launched in 2005 at $7.8 billion, this fund conducts leveraged buyout transactions in North America in targeted industries.

Investment Industry Acquired Status
AxleTech International Holdings, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, AxleTech International Holdings, Inc.

Transportation Oct 2005 Exited
Goodyear Engineered Products

Veyance Technologies, Inc.

Industrial Jul 2007 Current
Philosophy, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Philosophy, Inc. developed, manufactured and marketed a full line of premium personal care products focused on skin care, fragrance, bath & body care and color cosmetics.

Consumer & Retail Mar 2007 Exited
MultiPlan, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, MultiPlan, Inc. was the largest independent preferred provider organization in the United States, with 2,350 clients in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Healthcare Apr 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
Insight Communications Company, Inc.

Insight Communications Company is the tenth largest cable operator in the United States, serving approximately 700,000 basic video customers in the three contiguous states of Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

Telecom & Media Dec 2005 Exited
JMC Steel Group (Formerly John Maneely Company)

John Maneely Company is a leading manufacturer of welded steel pipe with seven main product lines: structural tubing, standard pipe, electrical conduit, sprinkler pipe, fence pipe, galvanized mechanical tubing, and fittings and couplings.

Industrial Mar 2006 Exited
Oriental Trading Company, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Oriental Trading Company, Inc. was the largest direct marketer of party supplies, novelties, toys and children's arts and crafts, and leading marketer of school supplies and value-priced home décor and giftware.

Consumer & Retail Jul 2006 Exited
Veyance Technologies, Inc.

Veyance Technologies, Inc. manufactures and sells Goodyear Engineered Products-branded industrial power transmission products; heavy-duty and lightweight conveyor belts; hydraulics; rubber track; and automotive and heavy-duty truck belts, hose, tensioners and air springs.

Industrial Jul 2007 Current
Dunkin' Brands, Inc.Dunkin' Brands, Inc. is a premier franchisor of quick service restaurants under the Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands. Consumer & Retail Mar 2006 Exited
Kinder Morgan, Inc.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. is one of the largest energy transportation, storage and distribution companies in North America, with approximately 37,000 miles of pipelines and more than 165 terminals. KMI's assets include the general partner interests of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP).

Energy May 2007 Exited
LifeCare Holdings, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, LifeCare operated 20 long-term acute care hospitals in 10 states with more than 1,000 beds.

Healthcare Aug 2005 Exited
PQ Corporation

PQ Corporation is a leading worldwide producer of specialty inorganic performance chemicals and catalysts.

Industrial Jul 2007 Current
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
Wesco Holding, Inc.

Wesco Holding, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated inventory management services and a distributor of hardware and other components to the global aerospace industry.

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Sep 2006 Current
SS&C Technologies, Inc.

SS&C Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of highly specialized proprietary software and software-enabled outsourcing solutions for the financial services industry.

Technology & Business Services Nov 2005 Exited
Open Solutions, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Open Solutions, Inc. was a leading provider of software and software-enabled outsourcing solutions to banks, thrifts and credit unions.

Technology & Business Services Jan 2007 Exited
ARINC Incorporated

ARINC Incorporated is a leading global provider of transportation communications and systems engineering services primarily serving four key industries: commercial and business aviation, airports, surface transportation and defense.

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Oct 2007 Exited
Allison Transmission, Inc.

Allison Transmission, Inc. is the preeminent global designer, manufacturer and supplier of automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and military vehicles.

Transportation Aug 2007 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 Partners V

Launched in 2007 at $13.7 billion, this fund conducts leveraged buyout transactions in North America in targeted industries.

Investment Industry Acquired Status
CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A.

CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. is the largest tour operator in Latin America.

Consumer & Retail Dec 2009 Current
Sequa Corporation

Sequa Corporation is a diversified aerospace and industrial company comprised of six businesses with leading positions in niche markets.

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Dec 2007 Current
HCR ManorCare Inc.

HCR ManorCare Inc. is an owner and operator of skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities in the U.S.

Healthcare Dec 2007 Current
HD Supply

HD Supply is the second largest wholesale distributor of construction-related products in the U.S. and Canada.

Industrial Aug 2007 Current
Syniverse Technologies

Syniverse Technologies is a leading provider of technology and business solutions for the global telecommunications industry.

Telecom & Media Jan 2011 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
OpenLink Financial, Inc.

OpenLink Financial, Inc. is a provider of cross-asset trading, risk management, and related portfolio management software solutions for the commodity, energy and financial services markets globally. OpenLink’s blue chip client base of more than 150 customers worldwide includes twelve of the top twenty-five largest commodity and energy companies by market capitalization, eight of the largest financial institutions and eleven of the largest central banks, as well as major hedge funds and public utilities.

Technology & Business Services Dec 2009 Exited
Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc. (PPD)

Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc. (PPD) is a leading global contract research organization. The company provides outsourced clinical trial management and laboratory services primarily to large pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as governments, non-profits, and academic institutions.

Healthcare Dec 2011 Current
Landmark Aviation

Landmark Aviation operates a network of fixed base operations located throughout the U.S., Canada and Western Europe.

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Oct 2012 Current
The TCW Group, Inc.

The TCW Group, Inc. develops and manages a broad range of innovative, value-added investment products.

Financial Services Feb 2013 Current
Accudyne Industries

Accudyne Industries manufactures flow control and industrial air compressors.

Industrial Dec 2012 Current
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology consulting for nearly a century. Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Jul 2008 Current
CommScope, Inc.

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

Technology & Business Services Jan 2011 Current
Genesee & Wyoming, Inc.

GWI owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads and provides railcar switching services in the United States, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and Belgium.

Transportation Oct 2012 Exited
Qualicorp S.A.

Qualicorp Participações S.A. is the leading full-service provider of health benefits management services in Brazil.

Healthcare Sep 2010 Exited
Beats Electronics LLC

Beats Electronics LLC is a designer and marketer of premium headphones, speakers and audio accessories sold under the Beats by Dr. Dre brand.

Consumer & Retail Oct 2013 Current
Getty Images Inc.

Getty Images is one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of still imagery, video and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music.

Oct 2012 Current
BankUnited

BankUnited is one of the largest depository institutions headquartered in Florida by assets.

Financial Services May 2009 Exited
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
RPK Capital Management, LLC

RPK Capital Management, LLC invests in a broad spectrum of commercial aviation assets.

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Sep 2010 Exited
Greater China Intermodal Investments LLC

The joint venture focuses on bringing together Chinese shipbuilders, lenders and state-owned companies to support China's desire to increase the amount of cargo it controls.

Transportation Aug 2011 Current
Healthscope Limited

Healthscope Limited is the second largest private hospital provider in Australia.

Healthcare Oct 2010 Current

Carlyle Partners VI

Investment Industry Acquired Status
Vogue International LLC Consumer & Retail Feb 2014
Signode Industrial Group

Signode Industrial Group US Inc. provides industrial package products and is headquartered in Illinois.

Industrial May 2014 Current
ADT CAPS Co., Ltd.

ADT Caps is one of the leading advanced security monitoring and dispatch service providers in South Korea.

Consumer & Retail May 2014 Current
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics

A prominent provider of total solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases.

Healthcare Jun 2014 Current
Acosta, Inc.

Acosta, Inc.

Consumer & Retail Sep 2014 Current