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As the dust begins to settle from covid-19's immediate fallout, GPs and mid-market businesses are considering longer-term implications and opportunities.
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A tougher deal environment has made it challenging to consummate deals, and the quarter was a ‘low watermark’ for realisations, said co-chief executive Kewsong Lee.
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The firm is raising almost $12bn in capital across two funds focusing on mega-buyout and mid-market buyouts strategies.
A high purchase price environment is forcing US mid-market GPs to become more creative and global in their approach
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The co-CEO has led the firm alongside Charles Kaye since 2000, growing its assets more than fourfold while remaining a pure-play private equity player.
Dividend recaps and a favourable exit environment are causing LBO funds to deliver liquidity earlier, according to eFront data.
The auction process is not as chaotic as it may at first seem – nor are strategics always the most persistent buyers, says Houlihan Lokey's Justin Abelow.
Fund VII is 42% larger than Carlyle's previous flagship, a $13bn 2013-vintage.
The UK and France delivered higher returns for the level of risk taken by investors, while the US underperformed, according to a report from eFront.

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