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Investment excellence

We source new investment opportunities relentlessly and diligence them exhaustively, never compromising on the quality of our decision-making process.

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We are first and foremost investors. Our investment-first culture drives us to continuously improve our sourcing methodology, transaction structures, due diligence methods and the way we build portfolios.


Investment opportunities sourced


Selection rate


Committed since our inception


Number of GP relationships

We don’t wait for the phone to ring.

We employ a proactive, theme-driven approach to mapping the market and sourcing investment opportunities. Our global scale and deep relationships result in an ever-growing pool of investment opportunities.

Constantly building out our network and offering innovative solutions to our GP relationships generates differentiated deal flow for our investors.

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1,000+ New investment opportunities p.a.
$75b+ Co-investment and Secondary deal flow in 2019

We look at every angle.

We diligently apply the lens of our highly focused strategy to ensure we only spend time on the most promising investments. And once we spend time, we leave no stone unturned.

Our vast network of GPs, CEOs, portfolio companies and Carlyle sector specialists allows us to diligence every opportunity from multiple angles.

We speak to competitors, suppliers, customers and industry specialists in our network to create a holistic perspective that allows us to eventually invest in only what we consider to be the best opportunities available.

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<10% Of opportunities are selected as investments
20,000+ Underlying portfolio companies

We’ve probably seen it before.

We have invested in tens of thousands of companies and see thousands of deals every year. We have decades of private equity experience through multiple macro-economic cycles, in a broad range of industries.

We apply our powerful, proprietary database and investment experience to cross-reference and benchmark new investment opportunities in a way, we believe, few in our industry can.

Our technology
600+ Carlyle investment professionals accessible to AlpInvest
~10m Company operating data points in our proprietary database

We debate every detail. Multiple times.

Any promising investment opportunity undergoes a multi-stage, organization-wide stress test of vigorous debates. We seek different perspectives and support from a broad range of investment professionals across the firm.

Only then will our investment committee, a group of diverse voices across teams and geographies, have a final discussion and decide whether to pursue a transaction.

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9+ Internal rounds of revision
125+ Years of PE experience represented on Investment Committee

We build intentionally.

We construct portfolios with a meticulous attention to detail. We first develop a deep understanding of our separate account investors’ needs and then carefully select the investments that we believe will best serve those needs.

For our commingled funds, we constantly realign our investment choices to ensure each portfolio has appropriate levels of diversification across the number of investments, geographies and sectors, while avoiding building an index.

Our customized portfolios
Meet our team

Meet our team

The AlpInvest team spans the globe and boasts decades of investment expertise and experience through market cycles.

Who we are