Carlyle’s third Japanese buyout fund raises about $1 bln

By Luisa Beltran — 5 months ago

The Carlyle Group said Wednesday that its third Japanese buyout fund, Carlyle Japan Partners III, closed at 119.5 billion yen (about US$1 billion). The fund focuses on mid-cap companies across a range of sectors and industries in Japan. CJP III has already made four investments, including Oyatsu Company Limited, Sunsho Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., ARUHI Corp. (previously known as SBI Mortgage Co., Ltd.) and Hitachi Metals Techno Ltd.

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Carlyle, Chertoff Group buy majority stake in Coalfire Systems: UPDATED

By Luisa Beltran — 5 months ago

The Carlyle Group and The Chertoff Group have acquired a majority stake in Coalfire Systems Inc. Financial terms weren’t announced. Baird Capital, an existing investor, sold a portion of its stake. Louisville, Colorado-based Coalfire is a cybersecurity risk management and compliance services firm.

UPDATE: The headline on this post was changed to show that Carlyle, Chertoff acquired a majority of Coalfire. 

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Carlyle invests in Metropolis Healthcare

By Luisa Beltran — 5 months ago

The Carlyle Group said Wednesday that it has bought a stake in Metropolis Healthcare Ltd. Dr. GSK Velu and his affiliates are the sellers. Financial terms were not announced. Metropolis Healthcare is a chain of pathology laboratories with locations in India, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Kenya, Mauritius and Ghana.

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Carlyle to buy Blyth for $98 mln

By Luisa Beltran — 5 months ago

The Carlyle Group has agreed to buy Blyth Inc. for $6 a share or $98 million. Robert B. Goergen, Blyth’s Chairman of the Board, and Robert B. Goergen, Jr., Blyth’s President and CEO, who beneficially own approximately 38 percent of Blyth’s stock, are supporting the deal. Greenwich, Connecticut-based Blyth makes and sells candles and home fragrance products. Threadstone Advisors provided financial advice to Carlyle, while Houlihan Lokey advised Blyth.

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Abraaj to sell Condor Travel stake to Carlyle

By Iris Dorbian — 6 months ago

The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire the Abraaj Group‘s stake in Condor Travel. No financial terms were disclosed. The deal is expected to be completed by the end of September. Based in Peru, Condor Travel is an inbound tour operator.

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Carlyle-led group to buy Veritas for $8 bln

By Luisa Beltran — 6 months ago

Symantec Corp. said Tuesday it has agreed to sell its information management business, known as Veritas, to an investor group led by the Carlyle Group and GIC for $8 billion cash. Once the deal closes, Symantec said it expects to receive about $6.3 billion in net cash proceeds. BofA Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, UBS Investment Bank and Jefferies have agreed to provide debt financing. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC is serving as financial advisor to Symantec. BofA Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, and UBS Investment Bank are financial advisors to Carlyle and GIC.

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