The Carlyle Group is a global private equity firm with US$ 54.5 billion under management. The Group invests in buyouts, venture and growth capital, real estate and leveraged finance in Asia, Europe and North America, focusing on aerospace and defense, automotive and transportation, consumer and retail, energy and power, healthcare, industrial, technology and business services, and telecommunications and media. Since 1987, it has invested US$ 24 billion of equity in 576 transactions for a total purchase price of US$ 101.8 billion. The Carlyle Group employs more than 750 people in 16 countries. In the aggregate, Carlyle portfolio companies have more than US$ 68 billion in revenue and employ more than 200,000 people around the world. The Carlyle Group's mission is to be the premier global private equity firm, leveraging the insight of its team of investment professionals to generate extraordinary returns across a range of investment choices, while maintaining The Carlyle Group's good name and the good name of its investors.