December 19, 2006 |
Carlyle Group agreed to acquire ElkCorp for $1 billion including debt and said it would merge the maker of roofing and building products with a rival company to weather a weak U.S. housing market. Shareholders of Dallas-based ElkCorp would receive $38 in cash for each of their shares, 51% more than the closing price Nov. 3, the day the company announced it was considering a sale. Carlyle said in a separate statement that it would combine ElkCorp with Atlas Roofing Corp.
December 4, 2006 |
Buyout firms are preparing to start their own lobbying group to fend off increased regulation, Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein said. The trade association will begin work early next year and represent some of the largest leveraged buyout firms in the U.S. and Europe, Rubenstein said in an interview Friday at Private Equity International's Emerging Markets Forum in London. He declined to identify other firms involved.
April 6, 2006
Shareholders of Water Pik Technologies Inc., a Newport Beach-based maker of electric toothbrushes and water filtration systems, Wednesday approved a $380-million purchase of the company by investment firm Carlyle Group and Paris-based industrial company Zodiac.
January 7, 2006 |
Water Pik Technologies Inc. of Newport Beach said it agreed to be acquired for $380 million by a Carlyle Group-led partnership. Coast Acquisition Corp., 80% owned by Carlyle Group and 20% by Zodiac of France, will pay $27.75 a share for the company, Water Pik said. That represents a 28% premium over the stock's closing price Friday of $21.62. Water Pik, a maker of electric toothbrushes and water filters, had confirmed this week that it was exploring a possible sale.
March 30, 2005 |
Carlyle Group, the investment firm whose former advisors include former President George H.W. Bush, said Tuesday that it raised $7.85 billion for the world's biggest buyout fund. Carlyle's fund eclipsed the $6.45 billion that New York-based Blackstone Group attracted in 2002. The new fund will acquire firms in industries including defense and telecommunications.
February 24, 2005 |
Thomas H. Lee Partners, manager of the second-biggest U.S. buyout fund, plans to raise at least $6 billion for takeovers. Carlyle Group is starting two hedge funds to compete in an industry that's encroaching on its turf. Boston-based Thomas H. Lee will seek at least as much as the $6.1 billion that went into its last fund, co-President Scott Sperling said in an interview.