Charterhouse Capital Partners acquires Sagemcom from Carlyle

Oct 3, 2016– (Press Release Date)

Charterhouse Capital Partners today annouenced that it has acquires Sagemcom alongside with managment from Carlyle. Sagemcom is a French high-tech group market leader communicating terminals with high added value: Internet box, television decoders and smart meter multi-energy.Carlyle intially acquired a Sagemcom majority stake in 2011 through its LBO fund Carlyle Europe Partners III

About Sagemcom

French high-technology group with an international dimension, Sagemcom operates on markets of broadband (digital home, digital set-top boxes, Internet gateways, telephony and multimedia terminals), the intelligent city (smart meter, smart grid, smart site, intelligent infrastructure, smart services) and Internet of Things (founding member of the Alliance LoRa). With a turnover of almost 1.3 billion euros, Sagemcom employs 4,000 people on five continents and sells over 23 million devices per year. Sagemcom aims to remain a world leader communicating terminals with high added value. Www.sagemcom.com // www.twitter.com/Sagemcom

About Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $ 176 billion under management, spread over 128 funds and 170 funds of funds (30 June 2016).Carlyle aims to invest so farsighted to create value for its investors who for many pension funds. The investment activities of Carlyle come in four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies and Investment Solutions – deployed worldwide: in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East , North America and South America. Carlyle’s expertise covers the aviation industry, defense and services to governments, consumer goods, energy, financial services, health, industry, real estate, telecommunications, media and transport. The Carlyle Group has a network of 35 offices employing over 1650 people across six continents.

About Carlyle Europe Partners
Carlyle Europe Partners seeks to invest in large companies to average in Europe through a wide range of sectors and industries, to accelerate growth and to support their international expansion efforts. The current fund is the fourth in the line of CEP funds. The fund is advised by a team of 39 investment professionals spread across 5 offices.The capital for this investment comes mainly from Carlyle Europe Partners III, which announced a significant number of outlets over the past year, including B & B Hotels, Telecable, axalta, Mutl Packaging Solutions and RAC.

About Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP

Charterhouse is a major player in private equity in Europe. This target a limited number of quality companies based in Western Europe, worth between 250 million and 2.0 billion euros, with the aim of supporting management teams in place the development of their activities. Charterhouse, based in London, is an independent fund held by its partners bringing together 7 nationalities and averaging 14 years old. Since its inception, Charterhouse has completed over 140 acquisitions for a total value exceeding 50 billion euros. www.charterhouse.co.uk