Brooke B. Coburn is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Carlyle Growth Partners and Carlyle Equity Opportunity Fund, which represent the U.S. smaller and middle market buyout activities of The Carlyle Group. Mr. Coburn focuses principally on investments in the education, technology, communications, media and business services sectors. Mr. Coburn is based in Washington, DC.
Since joining Carlyle in 1996, Mr. Coburn has been actively involved with the firm's investments in Apollo Global (acquired by Apollo Group), Bredbandsbolaget (acquired by Telenor), CityNet Telecom (merged with Universal Access), Command Information (acquired by Salient Federal), Core Location (acquired by El Paso Global Networks), DigiPlex S.A., Gemcom Software (acquired by Dassault Systemes), Genesis Cable (acquired by Benchmark Communications), Matrics Technologies (acquired by Symbol Technologies), Neptune Communications (acquired by Global Crossing), NorthPoint Communications, Pacific Telecom Cable (acquired by management), Prime Communications (acquired by Comcast), Sonitrol Holding Corp.(acquired by Stanley Works), WCI Cable (acquired by Alaska Communications), Wall Street English (acquired by Pearson plc), Wall Street Institute (acquired by Pearson plc) and Worldstrides.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Coburn was with Salomon Brothers, Inc. where he focused on M&A and capital raising assignments in the Media & Communications Group.
Mr. Coburn received his B.A. from Princeton University with honors.