This collaboration was launched in partnership with President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden as part of the "Joining Forces" initiative to encourage private sector hiring of veterans. Since the inaugural Veterans Initiative Summit in 2015, Blackstone, Carlyle and others in the industry have coordinated on efforts to encourage their portfolio companies to hire, retain, and promote the integration of veterans into the broader community and economy. Throughout the year, the firms and attendee organizations continue to work together to share best practices, strengthening the collective effort.About Blackstone Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our asset management businesses, with over $385 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com. Follow Blackstone on Twitter @Blackstone. About The Carlyle Group The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $174 billion of assets under management across 306 investment vehicles as of September 30, 2017. 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 Investment 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 & power, financial services, healthcare, industrial, infrastructure, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,550 people in 31 offices across six continents.
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