19 02 2016

Carlyle U.S. Equity Opportunity Fund II Raises $2.4 Billion

Simpson Thacher represented The Carlyle Group L.P. in the establishment of its second private equity fund focused on U.S. middle market buyout investments that require equity capital of $20 million to $200 million per transaction, Carlyle U.S. Equity Opportunity Fund II, L.P.


Carlyle has announced that CEOF II raised approximately $2.4 billion of total commitments, which is more than twice the size of the first fund, and that the fund hit its hard cap.  The Carlyle Group LP is an investment firm specializing in direct and fund of fund investments. The firm, led by David Mark Rubenstein, William E. Conway Jr., Glenn A. Youngkin, Daniel A. D'Aniello and Curtis L. Buser, is based in Washington. The Simpson Thacher team representing Carlyle included Barrie Covit (Picture), Parker Kelsey, Scott Mathias, Matthew H. Leighton, and Naomi Hung (Corporate); Jeanne Annarumma (Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits); and John Creed and Jodi Schneider (Tax). Involved fees earner: Barrie Covit - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Parker Kelsey - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Scott Mathias - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Matthew Leighton - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Naomi Hung - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jeanne Annarumma - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; John Creed - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jodi Schneider - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

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