Founded in 1987, The Carlyle Group has grown to more than 1,650 employees, approximately $178 billion in assets under management and 36 offices across six continents by adhering to its mission of inspiring the confidence and loyalty of investors.

  • Axalta

    Axalta completes IPO, raising approximately $1.1 billion

  • Pete Clare and Kewsong Lee

    Pete Clare joins Kewsong Lee as Deputy Chief Investment Officer for Corporate Private Equity

  • Georgette Kiser

    Georgette Kiser named Head of Global Technology & Solutions group

  • Sermeta

    European manufacturer, Sermeta, wins 2015 Buyouts magazine award for European Deal of the Year

  • Took 5 companies public

  • Beats

    Sold stake in Beats Electronics to Apple

  • Dan Akerson

    Dan Akerson, former Chairman and CEO of GM, rejoins the firm as Special Advisor to the Board of Directors

  • valucast

    Carlyle starts podcasting

  • Carlyle International Energy Partners (CIEP) team established

  • Carlyle acquires Metropolitan Real Estate Equity Management

  • Jacques Chappuis joins Carlyle to lead Investment Solutions business

  • Carlyle makes minority investment in Beats Electronics

  • Carlyle 25th Logo

    Celebrates 25th anniversary


    Carlyle goes public on NASDAQ; ticker CG. The first day of public trading of common units of The Carlyle Group L.P. was May 3, 2012.

  • Bill Conway named #1 on Forbes global private equity dealmakers list

  • 2012 CCR

    Carlyle releases its second annual Corporate Citizenship Report

  • Philadelphia Energy

    Acquired Philadelphia Energy Solutions - Saved 850 local jobs

  • Sub-Sahara

    Sub-Saharan Africa team established

  • Brazil

    $1 billion raised for investments in Brazil and South America

  • 2011 CCR

    First Corporate Citizenship Report released

  • Alpinvest logo

    Our Investment Solutions segment was established with the acquisition of AlpInvest Partners BV

  • 2010-2011 Global Market Strategies business bolstered by the acquisition of majority stake in Claren Road Asset Management (long/short credit hedge funds) and Emerging Sovereign Group (emerging markets equities), as well as Churchill Financial (middle-market loans)

  • Chinese portfolio companies

    Year ends on a high note; three Chinese portfolio companies raised nearly US$780 million through successful IPOs

  • Named Most Powerful Buyout Firm by Fortune Magazine

  • Asia map

    10th year of investing in Asia

  • Launched infrastructure team

  • Inducted into the Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst Hall of Fame

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    Selected acquisitions 2006-2009

  • Hertz

    Acquired Hertz, formerly a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company

  • European structured credit investment team established

  • Lou Gerstner

    Lou Gerstner, Chairman and CEO of IBM 1993–2002, served as Carlyle’s Chairman 2003–2008 and remains part of Carlyle’s Executive Operations Group

  • Kito

    Kito Corp. acquired September 2003

  • Mezzanine and distressed business lines established

  • Adachi

    Tamotsu Adachi joins as Managing Director and Co-Head of Carlyle Japan Buyout

  • Asia real estate

    Asia real estate business launched

  • Europe real estate

    Europe real estate and Japan buyout teams established

  • Riverstone

    Joint venture with Riverstone established to make energy investments

  • Asia venture business launched

  • Kuhlman

    Kuhlman Electric Corporation acquired

  • Europe venture business launched

  • U.S. High Yield team established

  • Yang

    First Asian office opens in Hong Kong. Xiang-Dong (X.D.) Yang has been Managing Director and Co-Head of Carlyle Asia Partners based in Hong Kong since 2001.

  • Cidera

    Cidera, Inc. acquired June 1998

  • U.S. venture business launched

  • Robert Stuckey

    U.S. real estate business launched. Robert G. Stuckey is Managing Director and Head of the U.S. Real Estate team. He has led our investments in U.S. real estate since 1998.

  • London, Munich and Paris offices open to pursue leveraged buyout investments in Europe

  • United Defense

    The U.S. Buyout team, which was involved in the acquisition of United Defense Industries in 1997

  • Howmet International acquired

  • Carlucci

    Frank Carlucci served as Carlyle’s Chairman 1992–2003

  • BDM

    Acquired BDM International from Ford Motor Co.’s Ford Aerospace unit

  • First U.S. buyout fund closed at $100 million

  • Founders

    Daniel A. D’Aniello, David M. Rubenstein and William E. Conway, Jr. founded The Carlyle Group in Washington, DC with $5 million in capital

  • Founded in 1987, The Carlyle Group is now a global alternative asset manager.