Michael S. Clifton

Washington, DC
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 investments in larger companies including software, business services, semiconductors, cybersecurity, communications infrastructure, and related distribution businesses. Mr. Clifton is based in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Clifton has been actively involved with the firm's investments in CommScope (original buyout and subsequent PIPE investment), Ampere Computing, ProKarma, Veritas Technologies, Syniverse Technologies, SS&C Technologies, and Freescale Semiconductor.

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 Boards of Directors of ProKarma, Ampere Computing, and Syniverse Technologies.