Pete Clare

"As one of the largest and most diversified corporate private equity platforms, we are well positioned to create opportunities that deliver strong performance."

Pete Clare
Chief Investment Officer, CPE


Global Platform
Corporate Private Equity is a multi-fund, industry and geographic platform with $86 billion in assets under management. Our 35 buyout and growth capital funds are advised by teams of professionals who live and work in the markets where they invest—across six continents and forming one of the largest emerging markets presence in the industry. Since 1990, Corporate Private Equity has invested approximately $106 billion in equity in 650 transactions and has generated more than $85 billion in realized and unrealized gains.

Invest Wisely / Create Value
Our investment professionals harness the Carlyle Edge—global network, deep industry expertise, Operating Executive Consultants and data from our vast portfolio—to invest wisely and create value for our investors.

Range of Opportunity
Corporate Private Equity’s buyout and growth capital funds offer investors a range of choices for allocating their investments.

  • 14 fund families
  • 35 active carry funds
  • 181 portfolio companies
  • 272 investment professionals
  • 22 offices on six continents

Buyout Funds. Our buyout teams advise a diverse group of 25 funds that focus either on a particular geography (Asia, Europe, Japan, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), South America, Sub-Saharan Africa or the United States) or a particular industry, such as financial services. Our buyout funds have approximately $79 billion in assets under management (as of December 31, 2019).

Growth Capital Funds. Our 10 growth capital funds are advised by three regionally focused teams in Asia, Europe and the United States, with each team focused on middle-market and growth companies consistent with specific regional investment considerations. Our growth capital funds have approximately $7 billion in assets under management (as of December 31, 2019).

Industry Expertise
Our Corporate Private Equity investment professionals have deep industry expertise in aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media, and transportation.