Industry Expertise

Industry Expertise

Deep expertise in 11 core industries is central to Carlyle’s ability to create value. Valuing depth over breadth, most of our investment professionals specialize in an industry sector. And through One Carlyle collaboration, that expertise is shared across fund, industry and geography to harness the power of our global network. For example, when our South America team targeted a healthcare company in São Paulo, the New York-based healthcare team collaborated on the transaction and both our U.S. and South America buyout funds invested in the company.

Core Industries

Aerospace, Defense
& Government Services

100 years ago, Booz Allen Hamilton invented management consulting; today, it consults on defense, health and cyberspace. 


Tanzania-based Export Trading Group procures and distributes annually almost 3 million metric tons of 25 different commodities.

Consumer & Retail

Beats Electronics offers the Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ family of premium headphones and speakers.

Energy & Power

CalPeak is a portfolio of four natural gas-fired power plants in California that help to augment the intermittency caused by renewable solar resources in the state.

Financial Services

TCW offers institutional and individual investors an array of Equity, Fixed Income, Alternative and International strategies.


Meinian Onehealth Healthcare (Group) Co., Ltd. is the largest private provider of preventive healthcare check-up services in China. 


Axalta Coating Systems does business in 130 countries providing coatings and application tools to auto body shops and automakers.

Real Estate

Suzhou In-City Mall, at 136,000 square meters (1.5 million square feet), and Hangzhou In-City Mall, at 52,000 square meters, are one-stop regional shopping malls in Eastern China.

& Business Services

P&I Personal & Informatik AG has provided software solutions for human resources management to more than 15,000 customers.  

Telecom & Media

Syniverse helps mobile phone companies provide voice calls, data, messaging and roaming.


RAC Ltd., founded in 1897, provides motor-related services to more than 7 million consumer and corporate members.