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The Carlyle Group’s fundraising failure

The Carlyle Group’s two-year fundraising journey for its flagship buyout fund, Carlyle Partners VIII, closed in August raising an abysmal 54 percent of its $27 billion goal and overall 20 percent less than what the firm raised for…

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Carlyle’s risk increases from its gas-fired power plants

Carlyle-owned power plants declare bankruptcy, increased risk in gas fired energy generation Major private equity firm The Carlyle Group is facing increased risks from its large portfolio of gas-fired power plants. Carlyle’s Lincoln Power, based out of Illinois, filed for…

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Washington State Investment Board invested in polluting Rio Grande LNG

The Washington State Investment Board is responsible for overseeing the investment portfolios of 17 retirement plans catering to public employees, teachers, school personnel, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and judges. Additionally, we are entrusted with managing investments for several other significant…

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