Extreme Reach acquires Carlyle-backed Talent Partners

Video platform Extreme Reach has acquired Talent Partners, a provider of business affairs solutions for advertisers and agencies. The sellers included The Carlyle Group. However, Carlyle will retain an ownership stake in the combined company as part of the transaction. No financial terms were disclosed. Rockdale Partners was financial advisor to Extreme Reach.


Carlyle hires P&G executive Passerini

The Carlyle Group has hired Filippo Passerini, former group president of Global Business Services and chief information officer for Procter & Gamble, as an operating executive. Passerini will join Carlyle once he retires from P&G this summer. He will work with Carlyle investment professionals through the investment process and advise portfolio company executives on management and operational strategies.


Low energy prices hit some Carlyle funds: Reuters

Carlyle Group LP said on Friday the value of its natural resources-focused private equity fund portfolio fell by 8 percent in the fourth quarter, highlighting the impact of lower oil and natural gas prices on such investments.


KKR hires head of energy in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has hired Haroun van Hövell as a managing director and the head of its energy team covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Van Hövell joins KKR from Riverstone Holdings, where he worked as a managing director. He also worked at 4Gas Holding, The Carlyle Group and Salomon Smith Barney.


Carlyle Group hires Georgette Kiser as CIO

The Carlyle Group has hired Georgette Kiser as managing director and chief information officer. She also will join the management committee. Kiser joins Carlyle from T. Rowe Price Group Inc., where she was vice president and director of enterprise solutions and capabilities for services and technology. At Carlyle, Kiser will lead the firm’s global information technology group.


Carlyle invests $32.8 mln in Newgen KnowledgeWorks

The Carlyle Group has invested $32.8 million for a 54.85 percent stake in Newgen KnowledgeWorks Private Limited, which provides publishing and technical services for publishers, especially in the U.S., UK and Europe. Carlyle made the investment from First Carlyle Ventures III. Carlyle bought the stake from Franklin Templeton Private Equity Strategy, Aureos South Asia Fund and ePlanet Capital. The firm first invested in Newgen in 2004 and exited its stake in 2011.

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