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.


Carlyle and Warburg Pincus completes DBRS acquisition

The Carlyle Group and Warburg Pincus have closed their previously announced buy of Toronto-based credit rating agency DBRS. No financial terms were disclosed. Perella Weinberg Partners was financial advisor to DBRS on the transaction while CIBC World Markets Inc provided financial advice to The Carlyle Group and Warburg Pincus.


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Gryphon Investors adds Grady as a partner

Gryphon Investors has hired Robert E. Grady as a partner. The appointment becomes effective March 2. In his new position, Grady will head the firm’s general industries group. Previously, Grady worked at the Cheyenne Capital Fund where he served as a general partner and managing director. Also, Grady is a former partner, managing director and global head of venture and growth capital at The Carlyle Group.


Jobs of the week: Carlyle, CIG, SVB and Perella Weinberg are hiring

This week’s job opportunities include private equity director spots at Consolidated Investment Group and Silicon Valley Bank, a vice president at Jaguar Growth Partners and an associate VP at Carlyle. Also up for grabs is a private capital advisory associate position at Perella Weinberg Partners.


Carlyle to acquire Malaga Peaking Plant

The Carlyle Group has agreed to buy the Fresno, California-based Malaga Peaking Plant. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction that is being done in conjunction with Congentrix Energy Power Management LLC, a portfolio company of Carlyle. Malaga, which is currently owned by the Kings River Conservation District, is a 96 MW natural gas-fired power plant.

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