Carlyle Hires IPO-savvy CFO

The selection of Peter Nachtwey suggests that Carlyle will soon join Blackstone in the quest for public capital.


The Carlyle Group hired IPO-specialist Peter Nachtwey as its CFO last week in what could be a step towards its own initial public offering, the Financial Times reported on Monday.

According to Carlyle’s website, Nachtwey will also be a managing director of the private equity firm and will be responsible for investor reporting, internal controls and financial management. He will be based in Washington D.C.

Nachtwey replaces John Harris, who held the post for ten years and will remain a senior advisor to the group. Harris had previously been a vice president at the private equity firm Golub Capital, focusing on middle market investments.

Carlyle’s new CFO joins from Deloitte and Touche, where he was a senior partner. Most recently he helped audit Blackstone, another private equity firm, prior to its initial public offering last month, according to the FT. Nachtwey was Deloitte’s northeast managing director for the investment management industry.

The Carlyle Group manages $56 billion in 48 different funds. In May the Associated Press reported that it would sell shares in one of its funds to the public for the first time in June or July. They were expected to list the fund on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange.

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