The Carlyle Group is partnering with Patrick Doyle, former Domino’s Pizza President & CEO, to acquire established companies that have the opportunity for value creation and revenue growth through technological transformation.

We will seek to deliver meaningful incremental returns through enhancements to technological and digital capabilities, in addition to various other value creation efforts, leveraging the resources of Carlyle globally and investing capital from existing Carlyle funds.

Mr. Doyle is working with Jay Sammons, Carlyle’s Head of Global Consumer, Media & Retail, and his team. The two bring a unique view and focus on the convergence of consumer products, retail channels and forms of media that influence consumer behavior.

Carlyle has a team of exceptionally talented people who recognize the opportunity to drive growth in companies through technology and advanced analytics. We believe this partnership will deliver meaningful returns and are eager to engage with companies that fit the strategy.

PATRICK DOYLE, Executive Partner

Untapped Opportunity

Untapped Opportunity

We see untapped opportunity to acquire established, proven businesses and drive revenue growth and brand recognition through technological transformation. We will initially focus on public and private companies with an enterprise value of up to $10 billion, as well as family businesses that can benefit from Carlyle’s resources and expertise. Carlyle and Mr. Doyle will source opportunities internationally across sectors, and will initially put an emphasis on the consumer and retail sectors in North America and Europe.

Working with Us

Working with Us

We are looking for established companies that consider technological and digital improvement a top priority but haven’t yet had the adequate resources or expertise to pursue this evolution of their businesses. We will work collaboratively with companies to identify and harness the greatest opportunities, and then implementing the right teams, structures and systems to evolve businesses and ultimately drive growth and value creation.

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The Team

Patrick Doyle

Patrick Doyle

Mr. Doyle served as CEO and President of Domino’s for almost a decade and joined the company in 1997. During his tenure as CEO, he transformed the brand by investing heavily in digital technology and prioritizing both consumer experience and shareholder return. Under his leadership, the company doubled its market share to become the top pizza company in the world based on global retail sales and increased its share price more than 2,100% while returning $3.4 billion to shareholders. He serves as the Lead Director on the board for Best Buy Co., Inc. and has served on the board of G&K Services, Inc. and Business Leaders for Michigan. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and an economics degree from the University of Michigan.
Jay Sammons

Jay Sammons

Jay W. Sammons is a Managing Director and Head of the Global Consumer, Media & Retail team. He is based in New York. Since joining Carlyle, Mr. Sammons has led or been a key contributor to a number of Carlyle investments across the Consumer, Media & Retail sectors, including Beats Electronics, Philosophy, Vogue International, Ithaca Holdings and Grupo Madero. Prior to joining Carlyle in 2006, Mr. Sammons was with Avista Capital Partners and DLJ Merchant Banking Partners in New York and he began his career at JP Morgan. Mr. Sammons currently serves as a director on the Boards of Grupo Madero, Ithaca Holdings, Nature’s Bounty and Acosta, along with the Robert Toigo Foundation. He is also a member of the UNC Honors Advisory Board. He received received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Resources

The Carlyle Group Partners with Former Domino’s CEO Patrick Doyle

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