Overview

Carlyle Europe Partners (CEP) invests in companies with enterprise values typically in excess of €200m and operations based in Europe, and where relationships with management teams, corporate partners or family-owned businesses are based on seeking a financial partner to create value and grow the business. These investments may include leveraged buyouts and other types of private equity transactions, including strategic joint ventures with corporate partners.

Carlyle Europe Partners

Launched in 1998 at €1 billion, this fund conducts leveraged buyout transactions in Europe in targeted industries.

Investment Industry Invested Status
Andritz AG

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Andritz AG was an established manufacturer of machinery and equipment for the pulp and paper industry, the steel industry and water treatment industries.

Industrial Exited
Aprovia

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Aprovia was a business publisher in the French language market, as well as in the French tradeshow industry.

Telecom & Media Exited
Beru AG

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Beru AG was the world-market leader in cold-start products for diesel-powered engines.

Transportation Exited
Bredbandsbolaget AB

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Bredbandsbolaget AB was a broadband communications company. The company was sold to Telenor AB in July 2005.

Telecom & Media Exited
Casema BV

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Casema was one of the Netherlands' leading cable operators.

Telecom & Media Exited
Digiplex Management SARL

During the period of Carlyle’s ownership, Digiplex Management Sarl was formed to be a pan-European communications infrastructure company that provided collocation facilities and services on a carrier-neutral basis.

Infrastructure Exited
Edscha AG

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Edscha was a manufacturer of door hinges, convertible roof systems and driver controls for the automotive industry.

Transportation Exited
Firth Rixson Limited

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Firth Rixson Limited was the leading integrated provider of highly engineered rings, forgings and specialty metal products to the aerospace sector and a range of industrial markets.

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Exited
Groupe Genoyer

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Groupe Genoyer was a manufacturer of steel flanges and fittings for the process industries, particularly for the oil, gas and chemical industries.

Industrial Exited
Honsel International Technologies Holdings SARL

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Honsel International Technologies was the European market leader for automotive light metal parts.

Transportation Exited
Le Figaro

During Carlyle's period of ownership, Le Figaro publishes the leading French national daily newspaper as well as the leading women’s magazine and the second most circulated news magazine.

Telecom & Media Exited
Materis

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Materis was a specialty building materials conglomerate.

Industrial Exited
Medimedia

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Medimedia was the fourth-largest global provider of healthcare educational materials and services.

Telecom & Media Exited
Messer Eutectic Castolin Group

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, MEC Group had a global presence in the market for high-value-added maintenance and repair related welding consumable products and was the leading manufacturer of metal cutting machines and equipment.

Industrial Exited
Otor

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Otor SA was the second largest producer of corrugated board and the industry leader for production of recycled containerboard in France.

Industrial Exited
Riello SpA

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Riello SpA manufactured and marketed heating products, was the global leader in residential burner production and one of the world’s largest producers of wall-hung boilers.

Industrial Exited
Carlyle Europe Partners II

Launched in 1998 at €1 billion, this fund conducts leveraged buyout transactions in Europe in targeted industries.

Investment Industry Invested Status
Andritz AG

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Andritz AG was an established manufacturer of machinery and equipment for the pulp and paper industry, the steel industry and water treatment industries.

Industrial Exited
Aprovia

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Aprovia was a business publisher in the French language market, as well as in the French tradeshow industry.

Telecom & Media Exited
Beru AG

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Beru AG was the world-market leader in cold-start products for diesel-powered engines.

Transportation Exited
Bredbandsbolaget AB

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Bredbandsbolaget AB was a broadband communications company. The company was sold to Telenor AB in July 2005.

Telecom & Media Exited
Casema BV

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Casema was one of the Netherlands' leading cable operators.

Telecom & Media Exited
Digiplex Management SARL

During the period of Carlyle’s ownership, Digiplex Management Sarl was formed to be a pan-European communications infrastructure company that provided collocation facilities and services on a carrier-neutral basis.

Infrastructure Exited
Edscha AG

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Edscha was a manufacturer of door hinges, convertible roof systems and driver controls for the automotive industry.

Transportation Exited
Firth Rixson Limited

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Firth Rixson Limited was the leading integrated provider of highly engineered rings, forgings and specialty metal products to the aerospace sector and a range of industrial markets.

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Exited
Groupe Genoyer

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Groupe Genoyer was a manufacturer of steel flanges and fittings for the process industries, particularly for the oil, gas and chemical industries.

Industrial Exited
Honsel International Technologies Holdings SARL

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Honsel International Technologies was the European market leader for automotive light metal parts.

Transportation Exited
Le Figaro

During Carlyle's period of ownership, Le Figaro publishes the leading French national daily newspaper as well as the leading women’s magazine and the second most circulated news magazine.

Telecom & Media Exited
Materis

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Materis was a specialty building materials conglomerate.

Industrial Exited
Medimedia

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Medimedia was the fourth-largest global provider of healthcare educational materials and services.

Telecom & Media Exited
Messer Eutectic Castolin Group

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, MEC Group had a global presence in the market for high-value-added maintenance and repair related welding consumable products and was the leading manufacturer of metal cutting machines and equipment.

Industrial Exited
Otor

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Otor SA was the second largest producer of corrugated board and the industry leader for production of recycled containerboard in France.

Industrial Exited
Riello SpA

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Riello SpA manufactured and marketed heating products, was the global leader in residential burner production and one of the world’s largest producers of wall-hung boilers.

Industrial Exited
Carlyle Europe Partners III

Launched in 1998 at €1 billion, this fund conducts leveraged buyout transactions in Europe in targeted industries.

Investment Industry Invested Status
Andritz AG

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Andritz AG was an established manufacturer of machinery and equipment for the pulp and paper industry, the steel industry and water treatment industries.

Industrial Exited
Aprovia

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Aprovia was a business publisher in the French language market, as well as in the French tradeshow industry.

Telecom & Media Exited
Beru AG

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Beru AG was the world-market leader in cold-start products for diesel-powered engines.

Transportation Exited
Bredbandsbolaget AB

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Bredbandsbolaget AB was a broadband communications company. The company was sold to Telenor AB in July 2005.

Telecom & Media Exited
Casema BV

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Casema was one of the Netherlands' leading cable operators.

Telecom & Media Exited
Digiplex Management SARL

During the period of Carlyle’s ownership, Digiplex Management Sarl was formed to be a pan-European communications infrastructure company that provided collocation facilities and services on a carrier-neutral basis.

Infrastructure Exited
Edscha AG

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Edscha was a manufacturer of door hinges, convertible roof systems and driver controls for the automotive industry.

Transportation Exited
Firth Rixson Limited

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Firth Rixson Limited was the leading integrated provider of highly engineered rings, forgings and specialty metal products to the aerospace sector and a range of industrial markets.

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Exited
Groupe Genoyer

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Groupe Genoyer was a manufacturer of steel flanges and fittings for the process industries, particularly for the oil, gas and chemical industries.

Industrial Exited
Honsel International Technologies Holdings SARL

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Honsel International Technologies was the European market leader for automotive light metal parts.

Transportation Exited
Le Figaro

During Carlyle's period of ownership, Le Figaro publishes the leading French national daily newspaper as well as the leading women’s magazine and the second most circulated news magazine.

Telecom & Media Exited
Materis

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Materis was a specialty building materials conglomerate.

Industrial Exited
Medimedia

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Medimedia was the fourth-largest global provider of healthcare educational materials and services.

Telecom & Media Exited
Messer Eutectic Castolin Group

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, MEC Group had a global presence in the market for high-value-added maintenance and repair related welding consumable products and was the leading manufacturer of metal cutting machines and equipment.

Industrial Exited
Otor

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Otor SA was the second largest producer of corrugated board and the industry leader for production of recycled containerboard in France.

Industrial Exited
Riello SpA

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Riello SpA manufactured and marketed heating products, was the global leader in residential burner production and one of the world’s largest producers of wall-hung boilers.

Industrial Exited
Carlyle Europe Partners IV

Launched in 1998 at €1 billion, this fund conducts leveraged buyout transactions in Europe in targeted industries.

Investment Industry Invested Status
Andritz AG

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Andritz AG was an established manufacturer of machinery and equipment for the pulp and paper industry, the steel industry and water treatment industries.

Industrial Exited
Aprovia

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Aprovia was a business publisher in the French language market, as well as in the French tradeshow industry.

Telecom & Media Exited
Beru AG

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Beru AG was the world-market leader in cold-start products for diesel-powered engines.

Transportation Exited
Bredbandsbolaget AB

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Bredbandsbolaget AB was a broadband communications company. The company was sold to Telenor AB in July 2005.

Telecom & Media Exited
Casema BV

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Casema was one of the Netherlands' leading cable operators.

Telecom & Media Exited
Digiplex Management SARL

During the period of Carlyle’s ownership, Digiplex Management Sarl was formed to be a pan-European communications infrastructure company that provided collocation facilities and services on a carrier-neutral basis.

Infrastructure Exited
Edscha AG

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Edscha was a manufacturer of door hinges, convertible roof systems and driver controls for the automotive industry.

Transportation Exited
Firth Rixson Limited

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Firth Rixson Limited was the leading integrated provider of highly engineered rings, forgings and specialty metal products to the aerospace sector and a range of industrial markets.

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Exited
Groupe Genoyer

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Groupe Genoyer was a manufacturer of steel flanges and fittings for the process industries, particularly for the oil, gas and chemical industries.

Industrial Exited
Honsel International Technologies Holdings SARL

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Honsel International Technologies was the European market leader for automotive light metal parts.

Transportation Exited
Le Figaro

During Carlyle's period of ownership, Le Figaro publishes the leading French national daily newspaper as well as the leading women’s magazine and the second most circulated news magazine.

Telecom & Media Exited
Materis

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Materis was a specialty building materials conglomerate.

Industrial Exited
Medimedia

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Medimedia was the fourth-largest global provider of healthcare educational materials and services.

Telecom & Media Exited
Messer Eutectic Castolin Group

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, MEC Group had a global presence in the market for high-value-added maintenance and repair related welding consumable products and was the leading manufacturer of metal cutting machines and equipment.

Industrial Exited
Otor

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Otor SA was the second largest producer of corrugated board and the industry leader for production of recycled containerboard in France.

Industrial Exited
Riello SpA

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Riello SpA manufactured and marketed heating products, was the global leader in residential burner production and one of the world’s largest producers of wall-hung boilers.

Industrial Exited

Utilizing the conservative and disciplined approach common to all of the firm's funds, Carlyle's European buyout team seeks to create partnerships with corporations and large family-owned businesses. In both instances Carlyle aims to help these organizations reposition and expand their businesses in order to attain a leadership position in European or global markets. It has built a strong, locally recruited investment team spanning a wide range of previous experience within industry, management consultancy, banking, and audit. These investment professionals, who are based in Barcelona, London, Milan, Munich and Paris, understand the local business operating environment and cultural issues clearly.

Investment Strategy

  • Partner with Companies: The team takes a partnership approach to deals with large industrial and services groups that seek to spin-off or accelerate the development of specific subsidiaries.
     
  • Specialize by Industry: Carlyle pursues transactions where we have an edge in terms of sector experience. We focus on making investments in the following industries: automotive components, media and publishing, telecommunications, manufacturing, aerospace, building products, defense and chemicals.
     
  • Provide Global and Local Experience: Carlyle combines strong local presence and understanding of local business issues with a global platform, and in particular with global industry teams for automotive, telecommunications, technology, media, and aerospace.
     
  • Partner with Families: In Europe, Carlyle has developed unparalleled expertise in applying management acumen and strategic experience to solve problems specific to ambitious family-owned businesses seeking to strengthen or grow operations. Frequently this includes resolving divergent views on business strategy, liquidity, succession and capital structure.
     
  • Substantial Financial Support: Carlyle nurtures a well-developed network of banking partners able to mobilize quickly in order to provide complex financing for major investments. The team makes investments in transactions with an overall value of between €300 million and €5 billion.
     
  • Add Value to Portfolio Companies: Carlyle actively supports portfolio companies post-investment to aid development including direct support for follow on investments.
Team Member Title Location Industry
Vincent Aubert Associate Paris, France
Zeina J. Bain Managing Director London, UK Generalist
Alejandro Balsera Senior Associate Barcelona, Spain
Gregor P. Böhm Managing Director London, UK Generalist
Andrew R. Burgess Managing Director London, UK Consumer & Retail
Oliver C. Butler Associate Director London, UK Generalist
Guido Buttari Associate Milan, Italy
Massimiliano Caraffa Director Milan, Italy Generalist
Veronique Cochais-Widmer Director Paris, France Telecom & Media
Solange Cohen-Codart Senior Associate Paris, France
Mark Dale Senior Associate London, UK
Marco De Benedetti Managing Director Milan, Italy Consumer & Retail
Andrea Degioanni Associate Milan, Italy
Benjamin Deshayes Director Paris, France
Friedel Drees Director Munich, Germany Generalist
Karthic Jayaraman Managing Director London, UK Healthcare
Florian D. Kreuzer Director London, UK Generalist
Verena Lunkenheimer Associate Munich, Germany
Francesco Malvezzi Associate Director Milan, Italy Consumer & Retail
David Mazaira Associate Director Barcelona, Spain
Shaun Mercer Director London, UK Generalist
Philipp Meyer Director Munich, Germany Generalist
Henry Monkcom Associate London, UK
Kerstin Ohm Associate Munich, Germany
Mario Pardo Managing Director Barcelona, Spain Generalist
Filippo Penatti Director Milan, Italy Generalist
Simon Pex Senior Associate Munich, Germany
Thomas Rajzbaum Associate Director Paris, France
Carlos Robles Director Barcelona, Spain
Fraser S. Robson Director London, UK Generalist
Michael C. Schuster Director Munich, Germany
Chris Scott Director London, UK
Laurent Senard Associate Director Paris, France
Lucile Turck Associate Paris, France
Alex Wagenberg Managing Director London, UK Generalist
Willi Westenberger Senior Associate Munich, Germany
William Woolsey Senior Associate London, UK
Jonathan Zafrani Managing Director Paris, France Generalist
Company Industry Acquired Status
B&B Hotels Consumer & Retail
Brest, France
Exited
CommScope, Inc. Technology & Business Services
Hickory , NC U.S.
Exited
RAC Ltd Consumer & Retail
Birmingham, U.K.
Exited
Axalta Coating Systems Industrial
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Exited
Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc. Industrial
Nottingham, UK
Exited