Carlyle Cardinal Ireland (CCI) is a private investment fund sponsored by The Carlyle Group and its affiliates (“Carlyle”) and Cardinal Capital Group and its affiliates (“Cardinal”) that invests primarily in buyout and growth equity opportunities. Equity investments will range from €2M to €50M.

Carlyle Cardinal Ireland Fund

Carlyle Cardinal Ireland Fund (CCI) is a €292 million private equity fund that partners with management teams to grow and develop companies across the Island of Ireland.

CCI’s local presence and global reach make it an attractive long-term partner for Irish management teams seeking to grow their businesses domestically or internationally. CCI invests across a range of sectors and deploys equity amounts from €5 million to €50 million with co-investment available for larger opportunities.

Knowing that each situation is unique, CCI tailors its investment approach to each opportunity, providing support and partnership while ensuring alignment of interests. CCI also benefits from the One Carlyleculture whereby portfolio companies across the spectrum of the Carlyle organisation operate as a global platform to create value for investors. This enables CCI portfolio companies to benefit from the following:

  i)    Expertise across multiple sectors globally

  ii)   More than 200 portfolio companies employing 650,000 people around the world

  iii)   A network of Operating Executives with extensive operational experience

  iv)   700 investment professionals across 40 offices

CCI is actively seeking investment opportunities that exhibit a number of the following characteristics:

  1. Market leading companies

  2. Highly competent and motivated management teams

  3. Operational and strategic development potential

  4. Ability for the CCI team to create value