The Carlyle Group
|Traded as||NASDAQ: CG|
|Headquarters||Washington, DC, U.S.|
|Key people||Daniel A. D'Aniello
William E. Conway, Jr.
David M. Rubenstein
Venture capital and growth capital
|Revenue||US$ 4.441 billion (2013)|
|Net income||US$ 1.347 billion (2013)|
|AUM||US$ 188.810 billion (2013)|
|Total assets||US$ 35.622 billion (2013)|
The Carlyle Group is an American-based global asset management firm, specializing in private equity, based in Washington, D.C. The Carlyle Group operates in four business areas: private equity, real assets, market strategies, and fund of funds, through its AlpInvest subsidiary.
Carlyle's private equity business has been one of the largest investors in leveraged buyout transactions over the last decade, while its real estate business has actively acquired commercial real estate. Since its inception, Carlyle has completed investments in such notable companies as Booz Allen Hamilton, Dex Media, Dunkin' Brands, Freescale Semiconductor, Getty Images, HCR Manor Care, Hertz, Kinder Morgan, Nielsen, and United Defense.
As of December 31, 2012, Carlyle had $170 billion in assets under management across 113 funds and 67 fund of fund vehicles. The firm has more than 1,400 employees including 650 investment professionals, with offices in 33 countries globally. Carlyle has investments in over 200 companies and more than 250 real estate investments. Carlyle’s portfolio companies employ more than 650,000 people worldwide. The firm has over 1,500 limited partners in 75 countries. Carlyle is also noted for its association with influential political figures.
According to a 2011 ranking called the PEI 300 based on capital raised over the last five years, Carlyle was ranked as the third largest private equity firm in the world. Carlyle had been ranked first in the 2007 listing.
- 1 Business segments
- 2 History
- 3 Subsidiaries and joint-ventures
- 4 Carlyle in the Media
- 5 Notable employees and advisors
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 Further reading
- 9 External links
The firm is organized into four business segments:
- Corporate private equity - Management of Carlyle's family of private equity funds investing primarily in leveraged buyout and growth capital transactions through a range of geographically focused investment funds;
- Real Assets - Management of Carlyle's family of real estate investment funds focusing on the US, Europe and Asia;
- Global Market Strategies - Management of various credit, equities and hedge fund vehicles with over $30 billion in assets under management; and
- Fund of funds solutions –Carlyle’s AlpInvest subsidiary manages approximately $45 billion of assets focusing on fund of funds, secondaries and co-investments for institutional investors
Corporate private equity
Carlyle’s Corporate Private Equity division manages a series of leveraged buyout and growth capital investment funds with specific geographic or industry focuses. Carlyle invests primarily in the following industries: aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer and retail, energy and power, health care, real estate, technology and business services, telecommunications and media, and transportation.
Carlyle began investing in Corporate Private Equity in 1990 and since inception Carlyle has invested $53 billion of capital in 449 investments. Geographically, Carlyle has invested in three regions: (i) the Americas (222 investments, 58% of capital), (ii) Europe, the Middle East and Africa (102 investments, 23% of capital), (iii) Asia-Pacific (125 investments, 19% of capital).
As of December 31, 2012, Carlyle managed 31 active funds with $53 billion in assets under management consisting of:
- Buyout funds - Carlyle manages a group of 21 active funds with approximately $49 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2012.
- Growth capital funds – Carlyle manages 10 active growth capital funds with approximately $4 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2012.
Carlyle’s Real Assets division manages 17 active investment funds focused on real estate, infrastructure and energy and renewable resources. The division also includes 8 funds managed by Carlyle’s subsidiary NGP Energy Capital Management. The real assets business has three primary areas of focus:
- Real estate funds – Carlyle manages 10 active real estate funds with approximately $13 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2012. Carlyle has made over 525 investments, including office buildings, residential properties, hotels, retail properties, industrial properties and senior living facilities, in 137 cities globally as of December 31, 2012.
- Infrastructure funds – Carlyle has approximately $1 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2012.
- Energy & Renewable Resources – Through its joint venture with Riverstone, Carlyle manages 6 active funds with approximately $14 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2012.
Global Market Strategies
Carlyle’s Global Market Strategies division manages 57 investment across a range of investments including credit, emerging markets, macroeconomic strategies, commodities trading, leveraged loans, structured credit and mezzanine debt.
As of December 31, 2012, the Global Market Strategies division had $33 billion of assets under management across several strategies.
- Structured Credit funds – Carlyle manages 39 investment funds, including CLOs with approximately $17 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2012.
- Distressed and Corporate Opportunities – Carlyle manages 3 funds focused on investments in distressed debt, with approximately $2 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2012.
- Mezzanine – Carlyle manages 2 funds focused on mezzanine debt investments in middle market companies with approximately $700 million in assets under management as of December 31, 2012. Carlyle also manages a fund focused on mezzanine debt investments in energy and power projects in North America with $1 billion of assets under management as of December 31, 2012.
- Long / Short Credit funds – Carlyle manages approximately $X billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2012.
- Long / Short Credit – Carlyle’s Claren Road Asset Management subsidiary manages two hedge funds focused on credit investments with approximately $7 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2012.
- Emerging Markets and Macroeconomic Strategies – Carlyle’s Emerging Sovereign Group subsidiary manages 7 hedge funds with approximately $3 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2012.
- Commodities – Carlyle’s Vermillion subsidiary manages 3 investment funds with approximately $2 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2012.
Fund of funds solutions
|Products||Fund investments, Secondaries, Co-Investments, Mezzanine|
|Total assets||€35 billion ($45 billion)|
AlpInvest Partners is one of the largest private equity investment managers globally with over $48 billion under management as of June 30, 2013, invested alongside more than 250 private equity firms. Founded in 1999, AlpInvest has historically been the exclusive manager of private equity investments for the investment managers of two of the world's largest pension funds Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP (ABP) and Stichting Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn (PFZW), both based in the Netherlands. In 2011, Carlyle acquired AlpInvest and has integrated the business, including its leading fund-of-funds and secondary platforms, significantly expanding Carlyle's global asset management business.
AlpInvest pursues investment opportunities across the entire spectrum of private equity including: large buyout, middle-market buyout, venture capital, growth capital, mezzanine, distressed and sustainable energy investments.
The firm also invests through a range of private equity investment channels, which include: Fund investments, Secondary investments and Co-investments. AlpInvest invests primarily in private equity limited partnerships and effectively acts as a fund investor, making commitments to private equity funds globally. Between 2000 and 2010, AlpInvest made 389 fund investments managed by 226 different general partners. AlpInvest will invest with these firms either by making commitments to new investment funds or by purchasing funds through the private equity secondary market. AlpInvest is one of the largest private equity fund investors and is also among the largest and most active and experienced investors in private equity secondaries. The Secondary Investments team acquires or restructures portfolios of private equity assets ranging in size from €1 million to more than €1 billion. AlpInvest also invests directly alongside some of the largest private equity investors through an active co-investment program and will make mezzanine debt investments into companies owned by financial sponsors.
|History of private equity
and venture capital
|(Origins of modern private equity)|
|(Leveraged buyout boom)|
|(Leveraged buyout and the venture capital bubble)|
|(Dot-com bubble to the credit crunch)|
Founding and early history
Carlyle was founded in 1987 as an investment banking boutique by five original partners with backgrounds in finance and government: William E. Conway, Jr., Stephen L. Norris, David M. Rubenstein, Daniel A. D'Aniello and Greg Rosenbaum. The founding partners named the firm after the Carlyle Hotel in New York City where Norris and Rubenstein had often met to discuss the formation of their new investment business. Rubenstein, who was a Washington-based lawyer, had worked in the Carter Administration. Norris and D'Aneillo had previously worked together at Marriott Corporation while Conway was a finance executive at MCI Communications. Of the founding five partners Rubenstein, Conway and D'Aneillo remain active in the business while Rosenbaum left in the first year and Norris departed in 1995. Carlyle was founded with $5 million of financial backing from T. Rowe Price, Alex. Brown & Sons, First Interstate Equities,and the Richard King Mellon family.
In the late 1980s, Carlyle raised capital on a deal-by-deal basis to pursue leveraged buyout investments including a failed takeover battle for Chi-Chi's. The firm raised its first dedicated buyout fund with $100 million of investor commitments in 1990. In it's early years, Carlyle also advised in transactions including a $500 million investment by Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal in Citigroup in 1991.
Carlyle initially developed a reputation for acquiring businesses related to the defense industry. In 1992, Carlyle completed the acquisition of the Electronics division of General Dynamics Corporation, renamed GDE Systems, a producer of military electronics systems. Carlyle would later sell the business to Tracor in October 1994. Carlyle acquired Magnavox Electronic Systems, the military communications and electronic-warfare systems segment of Magnavox, from Philips Electronics in 1993. Carlyle sold Magnavox for approximately $370 million to Hughes Aircraft Company in 1995. Carlyle also invested in Vought Aircraft through a partnership with Northrop Grumman. Carlyle's most notable defense industry investment came in October 1997 with its acquisition of United Defense Industries. The $850 million acquisition of United Defense represented Carlyle's largest investment to that point. Carlyle was able to complete an IPO of United Defense on the New York Stock Exchange in December 2001 selling a significant portion of its interest in the company. Carlyle completed a sale of its remaining United Defense stock and exited the investment in April 2004. In more recent years, Carlyle has deemphasized its focus on defense industry investments.
Carlyle's 2001 investor conference took place on September 11, 2001. In the weeks following the meeting, it was reported that Shafiq bin Laden, a member of the Bin Laden family, had been the "guest of honor", and that they were investors in Carlyle managed funds. Later reports confirmed that the Bin Laden family had invested $2 million into Carlyle's $1.3 billion Carlyle Partners II Fund in 1995, making the family relatively small investors with the firm. These connections would later be profiled in Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 911. The Bin Laden family liquidated its holdings in Carlyle's funds in October 2001.
Following the collapse of the Dot-com bubble in 2000 and 2001, buyout activity declined significantly. Marked by the two-stage buyout of Dex Media at the end of 2002 and 2003, large multi-billion dollar U.S. buyouts could once again obtain significant high yield debt financing and larger transactions could be completed. Carlyle, together with Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, led a $7.5 billion buyout of QwestDex. The buyout was the third largest corporate buyout since 1989. QwestDex's purchase occurred in two stages: a $2.75 billion acquisition of assets known as Dex Media East in November 2002 and a $4.30 billion acquisition of assets known as Dex Media West in 2003. R. H. Donnelley Corporation acquired Dex Media in 2006. Shortly after Dex Media, other larger buyouts would be completed signaling the resurgence in private equity was underway.
Lou Gerstner, former chairman and CEO of IBM and Nabisco, was appointed chairman of Carlyle in January 2003, replacing Frank Carlucci. Gerstner would serve in that position through October 2008. The hiring of Gerstner, was intended to reduce the perception of Carlyle as a politically dominated firm. At the time, Carlyle, which had been founded 15 years earlier had accumulated $13.9 billion of assets under management and had generated annualized returns for investors of 36%.
Carlyle also announced the $1.6 billion acquisition of Hawaiian Telcom from Verizon in May 2004. Carlyle's investment was immediately challenged when Hawaii regulators delayed the closing of the buyout. The company also suffered billing and customer-service issues as it had to recreate its back-office systems. Hawaiian Telcom ultimately filed for bankruptcy in December 2008, costing Carlyle the $425 million it had invested in the company.
As the activity of the large private equity firms increased in the mid-2000s, Carlyle kept pace with such competitors as Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Blackstone Group, and TPG Capital. In 2005, Carlyle, together with Clayton Dubilier & Rice and Merrill Lynch completed the $15.0 billion leveraged buyout of The Hertz Corporation, the largest car rental agency from Ford.
The following year, in August 2006, Carlyle and its Riverstone Holdings affiliate partnered with Goldman Sachs Capital Partners in the $27.5 billion (including assumed debt) acquisition of Kinder Morgan, one of the largest pipeline operators in the US. The buyout was backed by Richard Kinder, the company's co-founder and a former president of Enron.
In September 2006, Carlyle led a consortium, comprising Blackstone Group, Permira and TPG Capital, in the $17.6 billion takeover of Freescale Semiconductor. At the time of its announcement, Freescale would be the largest leveraged buyout of a technology company ever, surpassing the 2005 buyout of SunGard. The buyers were forced to pay an extra $800 million because KKR made a last minute bid as the original deal was about to be signed. Shortly after the deal closed in late 2006, cell phone sales at Motorola Corp., Freescale's former corporate parent and a major customer, began dropping sharply. In addition, in the recession of 2008-2009, Freescale's chip sales to automakers fell off, and the company came under great financial strain.
Earlier that year, in January 2006, Carlyle together with Blackstone Group, AlpInvest Partners, Hellman & Friedman, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Thomas H. Lee Partners acquired Nielsen Company, the global information and media company formerly known as VNU in an $8.9 billion buyout. Also in 2006, Carlyle acquired Oriental Trading Company which ultimately declared bankruptcy in August 2010 as well as Forba Dental Management, the owner of Small Smiles Dental Centers, the largest US chain of dental clinics for children.
Carlyle continued to make large investments into 2007 as the buyout market reached its peak. In June 2007, Carlyle agrees to acquire HD Supply for $10.3 billion, along with Bain Capital and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (with each agreeing to buy a one-third stake in the division). Home Depot sold their wholesale construction supply business to fund a stock repurchase estimated at $40 billion. Also in June 2007, Carlyle announced that it would partner with Onex Corporation to buy the Allison Transmission unit from General Motors for $5.6 billion.
On December 18, 2007, David Rubenstein, representing the Carlyle Group, purchased the Magna Carta (one of seventeen copies) at Sotheby's Auction House in New York City. He paid the Perot Foundation $21.3 million. Mr. Rubenstein expressed his intent for it to be returned to the National Archives for display.
On May 16, 2008, Booz Allen Hamilton announced that it would sell a majority stake in the US government business to The Carlyle Group for $2.54 billion. The transaction was expected to be complete July 31, 2008.
In November 2008, The Carlyle Group was named Private Equity firm of the year in the U.S. at the Financial Times-Mergermarket 2008 M&A Awards.
In March 2009, New York State and federal authorities began an investigation into payments made by Carlyle's Riverstone Holdings subsidiary to placement agents allegedly made in exchange for investments from the New York State Common Retirement System, the state's pension fund. In 2000, Carlyle had entered into a joint venture with Riverstone Holdings, an energy and power focused private equity firm founded by former Goldman Sachs investment bankers. It was alleged that these payments were in fact bribes or kickbacks, made to pension officials who have been under investigation by New York State Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo. In May 2009, Carlyle agreed to pay $20 million in a settlement with Cuomo and accepted changes to its fundraising practices.
On October 16, 2009, Carlyle Group bought Metaldyne - a global automotive components supplier.
On November 30, 2009, David Rosendall, a Synagro executive was sentenced for conspiring to commit bribery, in the corruption scandal which eventually brought down the mayor City of Detroit. The executive for the Carlyle subsidiary was caught giving cash to Detroit city leadership.
In August 2012, Carlyle Group announced that it would purchase DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) for $4.9 billion in cash.  DPC is a global supplier of vehicle and industrial coating systems. The transaction closed in the first quarter of 2013 and the new company was named Axalta Coating Systems.
In November 2012, the Carlyle Group unveiled the first investment of its new Sub-Saharan African Fund. Carlyle is part of a small group of investors that will inject $210 million into Export Trading Group, a Tanzania-based agricultural company that sources commodities from Africa's small farmers and sells those goods to China, India and elsewhere.
January 2013, Carlyle Group began talks to sell Synagro after plowing over $500,000 in 2012 to keep the entity afloat.
April 23, 2013, Carlyle Groups subsidiary, Synagro Technologies, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and in lieu of sale, a reorganization and sale of the company to an affiliate of Swedish private-equity firm EQT. The offer price was set at $460Million, over $300 Million dollars less than what Carlyle group origianally purchased the entity for in 2007.
In September 2013, it was announced that Carlyle Group has purchased a minority stake in Beats Music for $500m. 
In November 2013, The Carlyle Group is to acquire Diversified Global Asset Management (DGAM), a manager of hedge funds with more than USD6.7bn in managed and advised assets. Equity for the transaction will come from Carlyle’s balance sheet. The transaction is expected to close in February 2014. DGAM will become Carlyle’s fund of hedge funds platform, and George Main and Warren Wright will continue in their roles as CEO and CIO, respectively, managing investments and the day-to-day operations of DGAM
In February 2014, Carlyle entered into exclusive talks with Tyco International to acquire its South Korean security systems unit, valued at around $2 billion. On March 3, 2014 Carlyle announced it had reached a deal with Tyco to purchase its South Korean security business for approximately $1.9 billion in cash.
For the first 25 years of its existence, Carlyle operated as a private partnership controlled by its investment partners. In 2001, the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), which had been an investor in Carlyle managed funds since 1996, acquired a 5.5% holding in Carlyle's management company for $175 million. The investment was valued at approximately $1 billion by 2007 at the height of the 2000s buyout boom.
In September 2007, Mubadala Development Company, an investment vehicle for the government of Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates, purchased a 7.5% stake for $1.35 billion. California legislators targeted Carlyle and Mubdala in February 2008, proposing a bill that would have barred CalPERS from investing money "with private-equity firms that are partly owned by countries with poor records on human rights." The bill, which was intended to draw attention to the connection between Carlyle and Mubadala Development was later withdrawn.
In May 2012, Carlyle completed an initial public offering of the company, listing under the symbol CG on the NASDAQ. The firm, which at the time managed approximately $147 billion of assets, raised $671 million in the offering. Following the IPO, Carlyle's three remaining founding partners, Rubenstein, D'Aniello and Conway retained the position as the company's largest shareholders.
Subsidiaries and joint-ventures
Carlyle has been actively expanding its investment activities and assets under management through a series of acquisitions and joint-ventures.
Carlyle Capital Corporation
In March 2008, Carlyle Capital Corporation, established in August 2006 for the purpose of making investments in U.S. mortgage-backed securities, defaulted on about $16.6 billion of debt as the global credit crunch brought about by the subprime mortgage crisis worsened for leveraged investors. The Guernsey-based affiliate of Carlyle was very heavily leveraged, up to 32 times by some accounts, and it expects its creditors to seize its remaining assets. Tremors in the mortgage markets induced several of Carlyle's 13 lenders to make margin calls or to declare Carlyle in default on its loans. In response to the forced liquidation of mortgage-backed assets caused by the Carlyle margin calls and other similar developments in credit markets, on March 11, 2008, the Federal Reserve gave Wall Street's primary dealers the right to post mortgaged-back securities as collateral for loans of up to $200 billion in higher-grade, U.S. government-backed securities. On March 12, 2008, BBC News Online reported that "instead of underpinning the mortgage-backed securities market, it seems to have had the opposite effect, giving lenders an opportunity to dump the risky asset" and that Carlyle Capital Corp. "will collapse if, as expected, its lenders seize its remaining assets." On March 16, 2008, Carlyle Capital announced that its Class A Shareholders had voted unanimously in favor of the Corporation filing a petition under Part XVI, Sec. 96, of the Companies Law (1994) of Guernsey for a "compulsory winding up proceeding" to permit all its remaining assets to be liquidated by a court appointed liquidator.
The losses to the Carlyle Group due to the collapse of Carlyle Capital are reported to be "minimal from a financial standpoint".
Carlyle in the Media
In Fahrenheit 911, Moore makes nine allegations concerning the Carlyle Group, including: That the Bin Laden and Bush families were both connected to the Group; that following the attacks on September 11, the bin Laden family’s investments in the Carlyle Group became an embarrassment to the Carlyle Group and the family was forced to liquidate their assets with the firm; that the Carlyle group was, in essence, the 11th largest defense contractor in the United States. Moore focused on Carlyle's connections with George H. W. Bush and his Secretary of State James A. Baker III, both of whom had at times served as advisers to the firm.
The movie quotes author Dan Briody claiming that the Carlyle Group "gained" from September 11 because it owned United Defense, a military contractor, although the firm’s $11 billion Crusader artillery rocket system developed for the U.S. Army is one of the few weapons systems canceled by the Bush administration. A Carlyle spokesman noted in 2003 that its 7% interest in defense industries was far less than several other Private equity firms. Carlyle also has provided detail on its links with the Bin Laden family, specifically the relatively minor investments by an estranged half brother.
In his documentary The World According to Bush (May 2004), William Karel interviewed Frank Carlucci to discuss the presence of Shafiq bin Laden, Osama bin Laden's estranged brother, at Carlyle's annual investor conference while the September 11 attacks were occurring.
Notable employees and advisors
The following is a list of both current and former employees and advisors.
- G. Allen Andreas - Chairman of the Archer Daniels Midland Company, Carlyle European Advisory Board
- Daniel Akerson -CEO of General Motors, Board member at 7 companies, Managing director at Carlyle
- Joaquin Avila - former managing director at Lehman Brothers, Managing director at Carlyle
- Laurent Beaudoin - CEO of Bombardier (1979-), former member of Carlyle’s Canadian Advisory board
- Peter Cornelius - Managing Director of Nielsen Australia.
- Paul Desmarais - Chairman of the Power Corporation of Canada, former member of Carlyle’s Canadian Advisory board
- David M. Moffett - CEO of Freddie Mac, Former Senior advisor to the Carlyle
- Karl Otto Pöhl - former President of the Bundesbank, Former Senior advisor to the Carlyle Group
- Olivier Sarkozy (half-brother of Nicolas Sarkozy, former President of France) - co-head and managing director of its recently launched global financial services division, since March 2008.
- North America
- James Baker III, former United States Secretary of State under George H. W. Bush, Staff member under Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, Carlyle Senior Counselor, served in this capacity from 1993 to 2005.
- George H. W. Bush, former U.S. President, Senior Advisor to the Carlyle Asia Advisory Board from April 1998 to October 2003.
- Frank C. Carlucci, former United States Secretary of Defense from 1987 to 1989; Carlyle Chairman and Chairman Emeritus from 1989 to 2005.
- Richard G. Darman, Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Bush Administration; Managing director from 1993, later Senior Advisor
- William E. Kennard, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission from 1997-2001 and United States Ambassador to the European Union; Carlyle managing director from 2001-2009
- Arthur Levitt, Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under President Bill Clinton, Carlyle Senior Advisor from 2001 to the present
- Luis Téllez Kuenzler, Mexican economist, former Secretary of Communications and Transportation under the Felipe Calderón administration and former Secretary of Energy under the Zedillo administration.
- Julius Genachowski, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission
- Frank McKenna, former Premier of New Brunswick, Canadian Ambassador to the United States between 2005 and 2006 and current Deputy Chairman of Toronto-Dominion Bank; served on Carlyle's Canadian advisory board.
- Mack McLarty, Carlyle Group Senior Advisor (from 2003), White House Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1994.
- Randal K. Quarles, former Under Secretary of the U.S. Treasury under President George W. Bush, now a Carlyle managing director
- Anand Panyarachun, former Prime Minister of Thailand (twice), former member of the Carlyle Asia Advisory Board until the board was disbanded in 2004
- Fidel V. Ramos, former president of the Philippines, Carlyle Asia Advisor Board Member until the board was disbanded in 2004
- Peter Chung, former associate at Carlyle Group Korea, who resigned in 2001 after 2 weeks on the job after an inappropriate e-mail to friends was circulated around the world
- Thaksin Shinawatra, former Prime Minister of Thailand (twice), former member of the Carlyle Asia Advisory Board until 2001 when he resigned upon being elected Prime Minister.
- Norman Pearlstine - editor-in-chief of Time magazine from (1995–2005), senior advisor telecommunications and media group 2006-
- Carlyle Group Form 10-K Annual Report for the Year ended December 31, 2013.
- Carlyle Group Form 10-K Annual Report for the Year ended December 31, 2012.
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- "PEI 50" (PDF). Private Equity International. May 2007. p. 2. Retrieved 23 July 2010.
- Carlyle Group annual report
- LPs Seeking Co-investment Opportunities in Emerging Markets (Emerging Markets Private Equity, Quarterly Review Q4 2006). Page 13.
- David A. Vise, "Area Merchant Banking Firm Formed," Washington Post, Oct. 5, 1987, F33
- John Mintz, "Founder Going Beyond the Carlyle Group," Washington Post, Jan. 9, 1995, F9
- Paul Farhi, "Chi-Chi's Bid Won D.C. Investment Firm Wall Street's Attention," Washington Post, June 6, 1988, F1
- Thornton, Emily "Carlyle Changes Its Stripes," BusinessWeek, February 12, 2007
- Carlucci Takes Job at Carlyle Group. New York Times, January 30, 1989
- [Little-Known Carlyle Scores Big]. New York Times, March 26, 1991
- [Carlyle Beats Out Dynamics for United Defense]. Wall Street Journal, August 27, 1997
- [GENERAL DYNAMICS SELLS UNIT TO PRIVATE GROUP]. New York Times, October 6, 1992
- [TRACOR TO BUY GDE SYSTEMS FROM CARLYLE GROUP]. New York Times, October 14, 1994
- [PHILIPS TO SELL MAGNAVOX ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS]. New York Times, July 28, 1993
- [Hughes Aircraft Sets Purchase Of Magnavox for $370 Million]. New York Times, September 12, 1995
- [Military Contractor Sold to Buyout Firm]. New York Times, August 27, 1997
- United Defense Industries. GlobalSecurity.org, July 31, 2005. Retrieved October 22, 2008.
- Pratley, Nils. Fahrenheit 9/11 had no effect, says Carlyle chief, The Guardian, February 15, 2005.
- Eric Alterman, Mark J. Green (2004). The Book on Bush: How George W. (Mis)leads America. Penguin. ISBN 9781101200810. Retrieved 2014-02-22. "The extremely influential Carlyle Group has arranged similar gatherings during the previous fourteen years, beneath the radar of most of the mass media, between former politicians like Bush, James Baker, John Major, former Worl Bank treasurer Afsaneh Masheyekhi, and interested parties looking for some extremely expensive, high-powered lobbying services. On September 11, 2001, the Group happened to be hosting a conference at a Washington hotel. Among the guest of honor: investor Shafig bin Laden, another brother to Osama."
- James K. Glassman (2006-06). "Big Deals. David Rubenstein and His Partners Have Made Billions With the Carlyle Group, the World’s Hottest Private Equity Firm. How Have They Made All That Money? Why Are They in Washington?". The Washingtonian. Retrieved 2014-02.
- "The Carlyle Group: C for Capitalism". The Economist. 2003-06-26. Archived from the original on 2005-12-12. Retrieved 2014-02-22. "ON the day Osama bin Laden's men attacked America, Shafiq bin Laden, described as an estranged brother of the terrorist, was at an investment conference in Washington, DC, along with two people who are close to President George Bush: his father, the first President Bush, and James Baker, the former secretary of state who masterminded the legal campaign that secured Dubya's move to the White House."
- Ed Vulliamy (2002-05-16). "Dark heart of the American dream". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 2008-09-17. Retrieved 2014-02-22. "On 11 September, while Al-Qaeda's planes slammed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the Carlyle Group hosted a conference at a Washington hotel. Among the guests of honour was a valued investor: Shafig bin Laden, brother to Osama."
- Michel Chossudovsky (2013-04-13). "Is Kissing a “State Sponsor of Terrorism” a “Terrorist Act”? Political Satire". NSNBC. Archived from the original on 2013-05-02. Retrieved 2014-02-22. "There is nothing wrong, therefore, in socializing and doing business with family members of terror mastermind Osama bin Laden, including the late Salem bin Laden and Shafiq bin Laden of the Carlyle Group."
- [Bin Laden Family Is Tied To U.S. Group]. Wall Street Journal, September 27, 2001
- [Bin Laden Family Liquidates Holdings With Carlyle Group]. New York Times, October 26, 2001
- [IBM's Gerstner To Join Carlyle As Chairman]. Wall Street Journal, November 22, 2002
- [Gerstner to Be Carlyle Group Chairman; Former IBM Chief Brings Long List of Contacts to Private Equity Firm]. The Washington Post, November 22, 2002
- [The Man Behind the Curtain at Carlyle Group --- Despite All the Powerful Names, Little-Known David Rubenstein Drives Its Fund-Raising Success]. Wall Street Journal, August 25, 2003
- [VERIZON SELLS HAWAIIAN UNIT FOR $1.6 BILLION]. New York Times, May 22, 2004
- Carlyle's Bet on Telecom in Hawaii Ends Badly. Wall Street Journal, December 2, 2008
- ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and DANNY HAKIM. "Ford Said to Be Ready to Pursue a Hertz Sale." New York Times, September 8, 2005
- PETERS, JEREMY W. "Ford Completes Sale of Hertz to 3 Firms." New York Times, September 13, 2005
- MOUAWAD, JAD. "Kinder Morgan Agrees to an Improved Buyout Offer Led by Its Chairman." New York Times, August 29, 2006.
- King of Capital, 231-235
- Sorkin, Andrew Ross and Flynn, Laurie J. "Blackstone Alliance to Buy Chip Maker for $17.6 Billion." New York Times, September 16, 2006
- VNU Shareholders Reject $8.9 Bln Offer From KKR Group. Bloomberg, March 8, 2006
- Buyout Bid For Parent Of Nielsen. New York Times, January 17, 2006
- VNU Agrees To Public Offer From Private Equity Group. Press Release, March 8, 2006
- McCarty, Dawn (2010-08-25). "Oriental Trading Co. Files for Bankruptcy in Delaware". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2010-09-28.
- Carlyle Group website, healthcare portfolio, http://www.carlyle.com/Portfolio/item7490.html
- Photographed at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January 2008.
- "Carlyle group buys Synagro".
- Reuters/Yahoo! News: "GM selling Allison for $5.6 billion," 2007-06-28
- "Booz Allen To Separate US Government and Global Commercial Business". Boozallen.com. 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2014-01-18.
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