Monday, July 29, 2019

Carlyle to Wind Down $4 billion Energy Credit Fund

Seeking Alpha reported:

Carlyle Group is winding down the $4B Carlyle Energy Mezzanine Opportunities Fund II after the departure of the fund's two co-heads, Bloomberg reports, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

David Albert and Rahul Culas recently left the firm, triggering a so-called key-man event. 
Past Carlyle unwinds include hedge fund Blue Wave Partners, Claren Road, Vermillion Asset Management, Diversified Global Asset Management and two mutual funds.

Carlyle Capital Corporation imploded in March 2008, a harbinger to that year's Fall Financial Crisis.

Carlyle's initial energy investments went through Riverstone Holdings.  It faced potential clawbacks after energy prices went south in 2016.

What will be Carlyle's next wind down?