Washington D.C. – based Carlyle Group has promoted Curtis Buser to the role of CFO. Buser had been serving as interim CFO since May when then Adena Friedman departed for return to NASDAQ.
Buser is a Carlyle insider having served as the firm’s chief accountant for ten years, and was previously a partner at Arthur Anderson and Ernst & Young.
As chief accounting officer, Buser helped create and supervise the firm’s reporting systems for limited partners and was also involved with Carlyles IPO.
Carlyle is currently raising several funds, in October, the firm launched the Carlyle Energy Mezzanine Opportunities Fund II to lend to energy companies and projects with a target of $2.5 billion. The following month, the Carlyle Equity Opportunity Fund II was announced as a successor to its $1.12 billion predecessor closed in September 2012. The newly launched vehicle is targeting $2 billion, according to Private Equity International’s research and analytics division.