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Carlyle Said to Seek $1 Billion From Philosophy Sale

Carlyle Group is seeking about $1 billion in a sale of skin-care company Philosophy Inc., three years after acquiring the maker of “Hope in a Jar” moisturizer for half that amount, said three people with knowledge of the plan.

The Washington-based firm hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to explore options and may consider an initial public offering if no buyer emerges, said two of the people, who declined to be identified because the sale is private. Carlyle bought Philosophy in March 2007 in a $475 million deal.