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Who We Are

Our Firm

Carlyle is one of the world’s largest and most diversified global investment firms, with $276 billion of assets under management across 3 business segments and 415 investment vehicles. Founded in 1987 in Washington, DC, our global team today is comprised of nearly 1,800 professionals operating in 27 offices across 5 continents. Together, across our firm, our mission is to drive long-term value for our investors, companies, shareholders, people, communities and employees.

Our Business Segments

Our People

Our team makes us unique. The strength of our team is essential to our success. 

Our Approach

Since our founding over 30 years ago, we have always looked to create lasting partnerships across all of our businesses. We work with our partners to find solutions that drive sustainable value and impact over the long term. We have built trust and credibility by leveraging our global scale, industry expertise and diverse insights to deliver better solutions and build better businesses. By approaching every investment with our full platform, we uncover new opportunities, transform businesses and foster innovation.

"Across all of our businesses, our goal is always to create lasting value for all stakeholders by forging long-term partnerships, leveraging our deep industry expertise and extending our global reach."

KEWSONG LEE, Chief executive officer

The Carlyle Advantage

As a leader in the industry, we’ve developed a formula for success that brings our full platform to every interaction and transaction. The combination of our global reach, industry expertise and diverse teams allow us to maintain our competitive advantage and partner with great management teams to build better businesses and make an impact.

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Global Platform

Through our scale and extensive reach, our team is able to deliver a truly global platform. We are comprised of nearly 1,800 professionals across 5 continents, which gives a broad perspective based on local knowledge and trusted relationships across the globe. Our team invests across asset classes, regions and industries on behalf of more than 2,675 investors from 87 countries, which further reflects our ability to reach all corners of the globe. Our investors range from public and private pension funds to wealthy individuals and families to sovereign wealth funds, unions and corporations. Through our reach, we are able to meet the dynamic needs of the world’s most sophisticated investors.

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Deep Industry Knowledge

At Carlyle, we lead with our depth of knowledge and industry expertise. We leverage our expertise across our businesses to ensure we are delivering the best solutions to our partners and companies. Maintaining our focus within key asset classes and industry sectors is what has allowed us to create true value for our partners and diligently grow our business over time. We focus on the industries in which we believe our deep expertise provides us with a competitive advantage. Across all of our businesses, we look to leverage our extensive knowledge in order to create the most value and impact over the long term.

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Better Insights

We work hard to cultivate diverse and inclusive teams—with diverse perspectives, knowledge bases, interests and cultural identities—who can examine ideas from every angle to generate competitive business insights and make better decisions. We know diverse teams ask better questions and inclusive teams find better answers. By cultivating a diverse workforce and inclusive culture, we believe we can empower innovation and have an even greater impact on our investors, companies, shareholders, people and communities. 

Carlyle by the Numbers

As one of the world’s largest investment management firms, our assets are diversified across our business segments as well as the industries, sectors and regions in which we invest. 

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AUM by GEOGRAPHY
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AUM BY SEGMENT