Debevoise Advises The Carlyle Group in Raising €3.75 Billion for its Europe Partners IV Fund

30 July 2015

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP advised The Carlyle Group in raising €3.75 B for its latest Carlyle Europe Partners (“CEP”) fund, closing at the fund’s hard cap.

The fund is the fourth in the Carlyle Europe Partners franchise. CEP IV focuses on European upper mid-market opportunities across a wide range of sectors and industries and is managed by a team of 39 investment professionals across five offices. Carlyle Europe Partners seeks to invest in mid-size companies in Europe, accelerate their growth and support their efforts to expand internationally. In total, over 140 investors from 35 countries have made commitments to the new CEP IV fund.

The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager investing across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies and Investment Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation.

The Debevoise team was led by partner Erica Berthou and included partners Jonathan Adler, Sally GibsonPeter F.G. Schuur and Richard Ward and associates Cate H. Bae, Erin Cleary, Luke P. Eldridge, Adam M. Namm, Evan W. Neu, Michael Sabin and Verity A. Van Tassel Richards.

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