PE-backed EPIC adds to team with new hire

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center, which is backed by The Carlyle Group and Stone Point Capital, has hired Myesha Lamison as director of benefits technology. Previously, Lamison worked at Zenefits where she served as a benefits program manager. Based in San Francisco, Edgewood Partners Insurance Center is a provider of retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance.

GES taps Carlyle co-founder Norris for advisory board

Dubai-based NEAH GES, which provides logistics, power generation and security management for energy and critical infrastructure assets, has appointed Stephen L. Norris to its advisory board. Currently, Norris is chairman of Stephen Norris Capital Partners. Also, he is a co-founder of the Carlyle Group.

PE-backed EPIC buys Sorci

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, which is backed by The Carlyle Group and Stone Point Capital, has acquired Sorci Insurance Brokerage. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Los Gatos, California, Sorci is a provider of workers’ compensation insurance services.


Carlyle closes CLO fund at about $610 million

The Carlyle Group has closed its second U.S. 2015 collateralized loan obligation fund at about $610 million. The CLO, which was arranged by Citigroup, will focus mostly on senior secured bank loans.


Fifth Street taps Heilbrunn from Carlyle as MD

Fifth Street Asset Management Inc has named David A. Heilbrunn as a managing director and member of the firm’s management committee. The appointment becomes effective May 11. Previously, Heilbrunn worked at The Carlyle Group where he served as a managing director.


Noah Keys joins AlpInvest as a principal

AlpInvest Partners, The Carlyle Group‘s private equity fund of funds, recently named Noah Keys as a principal, according to a spokesperson at Carlyle. In his new position, Keys will be responsible for secondaries and co-investments in the energy, infrastructure and natural resources industries.
Previously, Keys served as an executive director in UBS Investment Bank’s global energy group.


Carlyle closes two CLO funds at about $1.2 bln

The Carlyle Group has closed two CLO funds in the U.S. and Europe at about $1.2 billion. Morgan Stanley arranged the $670  million U.S. CLO while Barclays arranged the $527 million European CLO. Both CLOs will focus mostly on senior secured bank loans.


Carlyle to acquire a majority stake in Barbon Insurance Group

The Carlyle Group has agreed to buy a majority stake in Barbon Insurance Group, a provider of tenant referencing and insurance products for the UK private rental sector. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal that is expected to be completed in the second quarter of this year. Duff & Phelps served as financial advisor to Carlyle on the transaction.

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