Established in 1987, The Carlyle Group is a private global investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings. While open to opportunities wherever they can be found, Carlyle focuses on sectors in which it has demonstrated expertise. These areas include aerospace and defense; automotive and transportation; consumer and retail; energy and power; health care; industrial; real estate; technology and business services; and telecommunications and media. Since its founding in 1987, the firm has invested $13.4 billion in 396 transactions. The Carlyle Group is located in Los Angeles.