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Carlyle names Suarez to private credit group

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Opalesque Industry Update - Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group today announced that Inoki Suarez has joined the firm as Managing Director for the firm's Private Credit business within the Global Credit platform. Mr. Suarez joined last month and is based in New York. In this new role, Mr. Suarez is covering private equity firms on the East Coast.

Mr. Suarez, 41, joins Carlyle from Varagon Capital Partners, where he was Co-Head of General Industries for the firm and was a member of the initial launch team in 2014.

Michael Hart, Carlyle Managing Director and Head of Private Credit, said, "Inoki's deep relationships with private equity firms further enhance our best-in-class origination engine as we continue to grow the business. He brings significant experience in middle market credit with over 19 years in the industry."

Prior to joining Varagon, he was a Senior Vice President at GE Capital/ GE Antares, where he led the sourcing, underwriting and account management during 13+ years at the firm. He began his career at Bank of America. Mr. Suarez earned his B.A. from Fordham University and his MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.

Carlyle's global credit businesses, with assets of approximately $29 billion at September 30, 2017, include: Loans & Structured Credit, Private Credit, Energy Credit and Distressed Credit. Those businesses have more than 100 investment professionals in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Chicago, Hong Kong and London.

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