A global alternative investment fund, associated with many mainstream politicians over recent years including members of the Bush family, and in Europe John Major. Some companies that fall under the group’s umbrella include Dunkin’ Donuts, PanAmSat, Hawaiian Telcom, and many others. In 2010, the group focused heavily on the telecommunications sector, Syniverse Technologies and Commscope. Carlyle hopes both acquisitions will enable them to pursue international growth in the telecommunications sector. The firm’s offices span nineteen countries throughout Europe, North America, and Asia, a fact that is testament to the group’s success over the last twenty years.