Debevoise advises The Carlyle Group in Raising $1 Billion for Investments in Brazil and South America

New York – June 15, 2011 – Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has advised The Carlyle Group in its closing on two funds totaling $1 billion in equity commitments focused on buyout and growth capital investments in Brazil and South America: Carlyle South America Buyout Fund (CSABF), a pan-South America fund with its main focus in Brazil, and a fund raised in partnership with Banco do Brasil, which will invest side-by-side with CSABF in deals in Brazil.

The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a leading international law firm with offices in New York, Washington D.C., London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Debevoise also recently advised The Carlyle Group in raising its fourth Asian growth capital fund, Carlyle Asia Growth Partners IV, and its first Middle East and North Africa (MENA) fund, Carlyle MENA Partners, as well as a number of other funds.

The Debevoise team was led by corporate partner Erica Berthou and tax partner Peter F.G. Schuur and included associates Jonathan Adler, Oladipo Ashiru, Michael Bolotin and Anne-Lise Quach.

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