Headquarters: 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Co-CEOs: William Conway, Jr. and David Rubenstein
Stock Symbol: CG
The Carlyle Group is one of the world's largest private equity firms, with $180 billion of assets under management across 118 funds and 81 fund of funds vehicles as of June 30, 2013.
Carlyle's purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. Carlyle invests across four segments -- Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies and Global Solutions -- in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation.
The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,400 people in 34 offices across six continents.
Across its Corporate Private Equity and Real Assets segments, Carlyle has investments in over 200 portfolio companies that employ more than 650,000 people.
With the firm's close proximity to the White House, Carlyle Group has been known for its strong political connections. Former President George H.W. Bush was a senior advisor with the firm along with former Secretary of State James Baker. Former British Prime Minister John Major was Chairman of the European division for several years.
The firm is named after the Carlyle Hotel on Manhattan's Upper East Side, where the partners first met with the idea to start the firm in 1987.
Carlyle Group went public on May 2, 2012.
The company raised $14 billion in new investments in 2012.
Carlyle reported total revenues of $2.19 billion in 2012 and net income of $642.8 million.
Updated August 23, 2013