2019-069

The Carlyle Group Names Henrik Slipsager Operating Executive for Global Industrial & Transportation Team

WASHINGTON – Global investment firm The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced that it has named Henrik Slipsager, former Chief Executive Officer of ABM Industries, a leading provider of integrated facility solutions, as an Operating Executive consultant for the Industrial & Transportation team.

As an Operating Executive, Mr. Slipsager will provide strategic guidance to Carlyle professionals throughout the investment process, from sourcing to acquisition, and advise portfolio company executives on management, operations and growth strategies. He joins a distinguished group of nearly 50 Carlyle Operating Executives, Senior Advisors and Operating Advisors. Mr. Slipsager will also continue to devote time to various roles outside of the firm.

Brian Bernasek, Carlyle Managing Director and Head of the Global Industrial & Transportation Group, said, “Henrik is a proven business services executive and we are delighted to welcome him to the team. His perspectives will be particularly valuable as we evaluate new investment opportunities and work to improve the operating performance of our portfolio companies.”

Mr. Slipsager said, “I am pleased to join Carlyle as an Operating Executive and look forward to leveraging my experience and expertise to drive growth and value creation within Carlyle’s existing portfolio companies and new investments. I look forward to working with a team of exceptionally talented people to identify differentiated opportunities across the business services landscape.”

Greg Nikodem, Managing Director within Carlyle’s Industrial and Transportation Group, said, “Henrik will be a great resource as we assess new opportunities in the ever-evolving business services market globally.  His stellar track record of driving revenue growth is a result of his strategic thinking, leadership and deep understanding of customer needs.”

Mr. Slipsager was most recently the President and CEO of ABM Industries from 2000 to 2015.  During his tenure as CEO, ABM’s revenues had more than doubled from $1.8 billion to more than $5 billion. Under his leadership, the business transformed into an integrated facilities solutions provider both organically and through acquisitions. Prior to joining ABM Industries, Mr. Slipsager was President of 2M-Invest and held roles of increasing responsibility at ISS. 

Mr. Slipsager has an M.B.A. degree (equivalent) from the Business School of Copenhagen and currently serves on the boards of Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Arctic Glacier Holdings, Inc. (a Carlyle Global Partners portfolio company) and several other privately owned businesses.

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About The Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business segments: Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions. With $223 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2019, Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,775 people in 33 offices across six continents.

Contact
Brittany Berliner
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Brittany.Berliner@carlyle.com  

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