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Carlyle appoints Takaomi Tomioka as Co-Head of Carlyle Japan

Tokyo, Japan – June 21, 2023 – Global investment firm Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG) today announced that in order to further strengthen its Japan business Takaomi Tomioka has been appointed Co-Head of the Carlyle Japan advisory team, effective immediately. He will work alongside existing Head, Kazuhiro Yamada, and together they will be responsible for leading the business in Japan.

With a career spanning over 30 years of investment experience in Japan, including 19 years at Carlyle, Mr. Tomioka has supported some of the firm’s major portfolio companies in the country including Qualicaps, Solasto, Sunsho, Orion Beer and Rigaku. Having been Deputy Head of Carlyle Japan advisory team since 2020, Mr. Tomioka is ideally placed to step up and lead the business alongside Mr. Yamada. 

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Tomioka worked at General Electric (GE) Capital Corporation from 1998 to 2003. While at GE, he served as Director and Representative at GE Equity Japan, a private equity arm of GE, and was responsible for the investment and management of portfolio companies. He previously served at the Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan from 1985 to 1998. He received his BA in law at Waseda University and his MBA at New York University.

Kazuhiro Yamada, Co-Head of the Carlyle Japan advisory team, said: “I am delighted to announce Takaomi’s promotion to Co-Head. We have worked together for the best part of two decades and he has played an instrumental role in the expansion and success of our business. This organizational change positions us well for the future.” 

“It is an honor to co-lead the business with Kazuhiro and continue to work with our strong team in Japan to take advantage of the significant opportunity set in the region,” added Takaomi Tomioka, Co-Head of the Carlyle Japan advisory team. “We are seeing increasing corporate carve-outs and business succession deals. Our long presence in Japan and deep local expertise combined with the firm’s global capabilities means we are well-positioned to partner with management teams on these transactions.”

Carlyle has invested more than 459 billion yen in 38 investments in Japan since entering the market in 2000. Carlyle’s buyout activities in Japan focus on investments in three core sectors: Technology, Media & Telecom; Consumer, Retail & Healthcare; and General Industries. 

About Carlyle
Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG) is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across three business segments: Global Private Equity, Global Credit and Global Investment Solutions. With $381 billion of assets under management as of March 31, 2023, Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest. Carlyle employs more than 2,200 people in 29 offices across five continents. Further information is available at Follow Carlyle on Twitter @OneCarlyle. 

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