Anita Balaji is a Managing Director with U.S. Buyout, focusing on investments in the consumer, media and retail sectors. She is based in New York.
Since joining Carlyle, Ms. Balaji has been actively involved with Carlyle’s investments in Acosta, Inc., Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. and The Nature’s Bounty Co. (acquired in partnership with Carlyle Europe Buyout).
Prior to joining Carlyle in 2006, Ms. Balaji was with Behrman Capital. Prior to that, Ms. Balaji was with the M&A group at Goldman Sachs, focusing on consumer and retail transactions.
Ms. Balaji is currently a member of the boards of Acosta, Inc. and The Nature’s Bounty Co.
Ms. Balaji received her MBA from Harvard Business School. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wellesley College with a BA in mathematics and chemistry.