Carlyle Group Files for IPO

Huge private equity company to open its books
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 6, 2011 10:10 AM CDT
Bruce Rosenblum, managing director, The Carlyle Group, right, testifies on Capitol Hill, July 31, 2007, before the Senate Finance Committee.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

(Newser) – The Carlyle Group is going public. The mammoth private equity company has filed paperwork with the SEC for what’s planned as a $100 million initial public offering, the Washington Post reports. The move will open its books to public scrutiny, shining a light on the array of 270 disparate businesses and properties it has a stake in. The group owns, for example, Nielsen Co., a truck transmission company, a Brazilian lingerie firm, Asian forests, and a string of Connecticut rest stops.

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