The Carlyle Group has appointed Jill Wight as a principal in its US middle market group in a newly created operations role, according to a statement from the global private equity firm.
Wight will assist executives in new portfolio companies compile 100-day plans following Carlyle's investment, and help recruit the private equity firm's team of operating executives.
The US middle market team is currently investing Carlyle U.S. Equity Opportunity Fund I, a USD 1.1 billion 2011 vehicle, and marketing its U.S. Equity Opportunity Fund II, which has a $2 billion target, according to reports.
The firm's equity opportunity funds focus on mid-sized buyouts that require $25 million to $150 million of equity in companies in the aerospace, defense, technology, consumer, retail, telecommunications, media, industrial and healthcare sectors.
Wight was formerly a director in the special situations group of Goldman Sachs where she led its portfolio operations group.