Washington D.C.-based Carlyle was the most active of all PE firms during the time period and its deals totaled the most in terms of deal value, according to separate data from Thomson Reuters and Dealogic. Carlyle led or took part in 18 U.S. announced mergers during the third quarter, valued at $16.3 billion, Dealogic says. BC Partners, which had three deals totaling $10 billion, took second place.
Carlyle went public in May, raising $671 million. The PE firm barely stayed above its $22 IPO price but the stock has since gained. On Monday, Carlyle’s shares added 12 cents to close at $26.24.
Here’s Carlyle top 5 deals, according to Dealogic.
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Carlyle was part of a group that bid $634.7 million for 7 Days Group Holdings, a Chinese economy hotel chain. The group included co-chairmen Boquan He and Nanyan Zheng, as well as Sequoia Capital China.
Warburg Pincus is the largest shareholder of 7 Days and holds a 16 percent stake.