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Carlyle Executive Says Private Equity Deal-Making Has Peaked

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Carlyle’s Marco De Benedetti says private equity deals may be peaking.Source: Bloomberg

After more than a decade of rapid growth, the buyout industry is finally showing signs of cooling, according to Marco De Benedetti, co-head of Carlyle Group Inc.’s European private equity unit.

“We are seeing a definite slowdown now,” De Benedetti said in a Bloomberg TV interview at the SuperReturn conference for investors in Berlin. “I think the peak is behind us.”