Cohn-Sfetcu joins Carlyle

The Carlyle Group said Wednesday that Dan Cohn-Sfetcu has joined the firm as Managing Director. He will originate and execute middle market credit investments for Carlyle GMS Finance Inc., a Business Development Company, as well as its affiliated investment vehicle, NF Investment Corp. Carlyle GMS is focused on lending to U.S. middle market companies. Cohn-Sfetcu was previously an MD with American Capital.


Carlyle to sell The Foundry for $312 mln

HgCapital has acquired a majority stake in The Foundry for 200 million pounds (US$312 million). The Carlyle Group was the seller. London-based The Foundry provides software used by artists, designers and creative professionals.


EPIC Insurance buys Executive Financial

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a Carlyle Group portfolio company, said Monday they have acquired Executive Financial Inc. Financial terms weren’t announced. Los Angeles-based Executive Financial is an employee benefits consulting firm specializing in executive benefits, life, and disability insurance strategies.


Almeida joins Carlyle as Operating Executive

The Carlyle Group said Monday that José (Joe) E. Almeida has joined the firm as an Operating Executive in the Global Healthcare group, effective immediately. Almeida was the former Chairman, President and CEO of Covidien which was sold to Medtronic plc in January for $50 billion.


Carlyle to invest in Rede D’Or São Luiz

The Carlyle Group has agreed to invest in Rede D’Or São Luiz, the largest private hospital operator in Brazil. Financial terms weren’t announced. The founding Moll family will retain a majority of Rede D’Or, while BTG Pactual will continue to have a minority. BofA Merrill Lynch and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC provided financial advice to Carlyle and Banco BTG Pactual served as financial advisor to Rede D’Or.


Carlyle to shutter its two mutual funds: Reuters

Carlyle Group LP has decided to liquidate the two mutual funds it launched last year, regulatory filings showed this week, as the private equity firm seeks other ways to gain more traction with so-called liquid alternative funds.


Carlyle names Clare to Deputy Chief Investment Officer post

The Carlyle Group said Thursday that Peter Clare, an MD, was named Deputy Chief Investment Officer for Corporate Private Equity. Clare joins Kewsong Lee in the investment role. Clare and Lee will report to William Conway, Carlyle’s chief investment officer. Clare is currently the Co-head of the U.S. Buyout group and will maintain those duties in addition to his new role, Carlyle said.

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