Michael S. Clifton

Washington, DC
Technology & Business Services
Telecom & Media
Business Segment
Corporate Private Equity
Asset Class

Michael S. Clifton is a Principal in the global Technology, Media & Telecom Buyout Group. He focuses on buyout and growth equity investments in larger companies including software, business services, semiconductors, cybersecurity, communication infrastructure, and related distribution businesses. Mr. Clifton is based in Washington.

Mr. Clifton has been actively involved with the firm's investments in Ampere Computing, ProKarma, Veritas Technologies, CommScope (NASDAQ:COMM), SS&C Technologies (NASDAQ:SSNC), and Freescale Semiconductor (acquired by NXP Semiconductors).

Prior to joining Carlyle, he had experience in private equity and investment banking.

He received an MBA with high distinction from the Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and an A.B., cum laude, from Davidson College, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Veritas Technologies, ProKarma, and Ampere Computing.