Saturday, August 10, 2013

Carlyle's Arabian Image Polish

Arabian Business had its choice of Reuters stories to publish on The Carlyle Group's second quarter:

1.  Abu Dhabi-backed Carlyle Group returns to profit in Q2 

2.  Carlyle profit misses estimates; prospects for U.S. deals poor

Guess which one it ran on behalf of One Carlyle, now up to $180.4 billion in management.  If you chose #1 you have some understanding of how the PEU game is played.  The journalist who wrote #2 diminished his chances of getting an interview with a Carlyle co-founder or a hot PEU lead from their image obsessed PR people.