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Carlyle Dealmakers Quadrupled Profit on Exits in 2021

  • Firm sold out of of $15.3 billion of deals in fourth quarter
  • CEO Lee says Carlyle had ‘great year’ and pays for performance
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Carlyle Group Inc. dealmakers’ cut of profits from successfully exiting investments more than quadrupled in 2021, another example of the burgeoning wealth created in a boom year for private equity. 

The firm sold out of a record $15.3 billion of deals in the fourth quarter, Washington-based Carlyle said Thursday in a statement. Distributable earnings, or profit available to shareholders, surged to $902.8 million in the quarter, a 281% increase from a year earlier.