Carlyle appoints new global head of healthcare

Stephen Wise replaces Karen Bechtel, who founded the team and co-headed it with Wise in the past year.

The Carlyle Group has promoted Stephen Wise to global head of Carlyle’s healthcare team, from the beginning of 2016, Private Healthcare Investor reports.

He replaces Karen Bechtel, who founded the team and co-headed it with Wise in the past year. She remains a managing director and board member of several Carlyle portfolio companies.

Wise joined Carlyle 10 years ago and spent all of his tenure alongside Bechtel in the healthcare team. He has been involved with deals such as Brazilian hospital chain Rede D’Or, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics and PPD.

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