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Who We Are

The Firm

Carlyle is one of the world’s largest and most diversified global investment firms, with $260 billion of assets under management across 3 business segments and 437 investment vehicles. Founded in 1987 in Washington, DC, our global team today is comprised of over 1,800 professionals operating in 29 offices across 5 continents. Together, across our firm, our mission is to drive long-term value for our investors, companies, shareholders, people, communities and employees.

Our Business Segments

Our Industries

At Carlyle, we focus on the industries in which we believe our deep expertise provides us with a competitive advantage. Across all of our businesses, we look to leverage our extensive knowledge in order to create the most value and impact over the long term. Valuing depth over breadth, most of our investment professionals specialize in an industry sector, which also allows us to create flexible solutions and identify the best ways to deploy capital. Our industry expertise combined with our global reach and one-team mentality has enabled us to maintain our edge, while continuing to evolve and grow our business over the last 30 years. 

Our People

Our team makes us unique. The strength of our team is essential to our success. 

Carlyle by the Numbers

As one of the world’s largest investment management firms, our assets are diversified across our business segments as well as the industries, sectors and regions in which we invest. 

Percentage of AUM by Geography
AUM by segment