Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:CG) today released the latest in its ValuCast audio podcast series, “Investing $13 billion in the U.S.: Who, How, When, Why” , featuring a conversation with Allan Holt and Peter Clare, Managing Directors and Co-Heads of Carlyle’s U.S. Buyout team, which just raised a new $13 billion U.S. buyout fund. In the podcast, Messrs. Holt and Clare discuss the current investment environment, which industries are attractive, how they work to create value and their strategy for putting $13 billion in investor capital to work. They were interviewed by David Marchick, Carlyle Managing Director and Head of Global External Affairs. U.S. Buyout is part of Carlyle’s Corporate Private Equity segment, the oldest and largest of the firm’s four business segments with Assets Under Management of $62 billion as of September 30, 2013. The firm recently closed Carlyle Partners VI, a $13 billion fund that invests in U.S. corporate buyouts and strategic minority investments across six industry sectors: Aerospace, Defense & Government Services; Consumer & Retail; Healthcare; Industrial & Transportation; Telecommunications & Media; and Technology. Carlyle ValuCast podcasts are available on the Market Commentary section of Carlyle.com. To subscribe to the ValuCast series, visit iTunes or Carlyle’s Alerts and Subscriptions page. About The Carlyle Group The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $185 billion of assets under management across 122 funds and 81 fund of funds vehicles as of September 30, 2013. Carlyle's purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies and Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,450 people in 34 offices across six continents.