Inoki Suarez Joins Carlyle Group as Managing Director

12/18/17

The Carlyle Group Names Inoki Suarez Managing Director in Private Credit Group New York – Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced that Inoki Suarez has joined the firm as Managing Director for the firm’s Private Credit business within the Global Credit platform. Mr. Suarez joined last month and is based in New York. In this new role, Mr. Suarez is covering private equity firms on the East Coast.

Mr. Suarez, 41, joins Carlyle from Varagon Capital Partners, where he was Co-Head of General Industries for the firm and was a member of the initial launch team in 2014.

Michael Hart, Carlyle Managing Director and Head of Private Credit, said, “Inoki’s deep relationships with private equity firms further enhance our best-in-class origination engine as we continue to grow the business. He brings significant experience in middle market credit with over 19 years in the industry.”

Prior to joining Varagon, he was a Senior Vice President at GE Capital/ GE Antares, where he led the sourcing, underwriting and account management during 13+ years at the firm. He began his career at Bank of America. Mr. Suarez earned his B.A. from Fordham University and his MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.

Carlyle’s global credit businesses, with assets of approximately $29 billion at September 30, 2017, include: Loans & Structured Credit, Private Credit, Energy Credit and Distressed Credit. Those businesses have more than 100 investment professionals in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Chicago, Hong Kong and London.

About The Carlyle Group

The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $174 billion of assets under management across 306 investment vehicles as of September 30, 2017. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. Carlyle invests 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 Carlyle Group employs more than 1,550 people in 31 offices across six continents.

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