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Why Carlyle Group for Private Equity? / Overview of Carlyle Group

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Carlyle Group is one of the world's leading asset managers and private equity mega funds. Carlyle has offices in 26 cities across 5 continents and assets under management of $425B. Carlyle has three key strategies: Global Private Equity, Global Credit, and Investment Solutions (alternative investments). Carlyle's headquarters are in Washington D.C.

Carlyle is one of the industry's most seasoned investment firms, having been founded in the late 1980s.

In 2022, Carlyle announced its second Credit Opportunities Fund, raising $4.6B.

Carlyle Overview

Remember that in order to craft a great answer to the common question "Why this Firm?", it's your responsibility to read articles and speak with employees. If you are interviewing with Carlyle, you should make sure you know:

  • 1 deal that the investment team you are recruiting with has done

  • 1 person at the firm (ideally someone who would have influence over your recruiting process)

  • 1 business model-specific detail to mention

We explain how to answer qualitative questions and research private equity firms in our Private Equity Course. We also teach how to build LBO models and prepare for case study interviews.

Big 3 Qualitative Questions

Selected Transaction

To expand its reach in the national defense sector, Carlyle acquired security technology provider ManTech.

  • Transaction Description: The Carlyle Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CG) acquired ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ:MANT). Under the terms of the transaction, ManTech shareholders received $96 per share in cash.

  • Transaction Value: US$4.2B, all cash

  • Transaction Date: Closed September 2022

  • Press Release

Fact Sheet

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  • Company Name: The Carlyle Group

  • Description: The Carlyle Group is a multinational private equity, alternative asset management and financial services corporation

  • Firm Category: Private Equity / Asset Manager

  • Ticker: NASDAQ:CG

  • Founded: 1987

  • Employees: 1,850

  • Assets Under Management: $425B

  • Flagship Fund Size: Carlyle Partners Fund VIII ($14.8B raised in 2023)

  • Chief Executive Officer: William Conway

  • Headquarters: Washington D.C., USA


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