The Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group L.P. (Form: 13F-HR, Received: 11/14/2016 17:12:18)

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FORM 13F
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FORM 13F COVER PAGE


Report for the Calendar Year or Quarter Ended:
09-30-2016
 
Check here if Amendment:      Amendment Number:
 
This Amendment (Check only one.):      is a restatement.
       adds new holdings entries.

Institutional Investment Manager Filing this Report:

Name: Carlyle Group L.P. 
Address: C/O THE CARLYLE GROUP 
  1001 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W. 
  WASHINGTON  DC  20004 

Form 13F File Number:   028-15025 


The institutional investment manager filing this report and the person by whom it is signed hereby represent that the person signing the report is authorized to submit it, that all information contained herein is true, correct and complete, and that it is understood that all required items, statements, schedules, lists, and tables, are considered integral parts of this form.

Person Signing this Report on Behalf of Reporting Manager:

Name: Jeffrey W. Ferguson 
Title: General Counsel 
Phone: 202-729-5626 

Signature, Place, and Date of Signing:

/s/ Jeffrey W. Ferguson  Washington,  DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 11-14-2016 
[Signature] [City, State] [Date]

Do you wish to provide information pursuant to Special Instruction 5?    X  Yes            No

Additional Information

Explanatory Note 1: The Carlyle Group L.P. is managed by its general partner, Carlyle Group Management L.L.C., which is managed by a board of directors that is appointed by Carlyle's senior professionals. Explanatory Note 2: AlpInvest Partners B.V. is an indirectly wholly owned investment adviser of The Carlyle Group L.P. However, The Carlyle Group L.P. does not participate in any investment decision-making of AlpInvest Partners B.V.

Report Type (Check only one.):

      13F HOLDINGS REPORT. (Check here if all holdings of this reporting manager are reported in this report.)

      13F NOTICE. (Check here if no holdings reported are in this report, and all holdings are reported by other reporting manager(s).)

X  13F COMBINATION REPORT. (Check here if a portion of the holdings for this reporting manager are reported in this report and a portion are reported by other reporting manager(s).)


List of Other Managers Reporting for this Manager
[If there are no entries in this list, omit this section.]

Form 13F File Number Name
028-15646  AlpInvest Partners B.V. 

Form 13F Summary Page

Report Summary:

Number of Other Included Managers:
Form 13F Information table Entry Total: 19 
Form 13F Information table Value Total: 3,758,280 
  (thousands)

List of Other Included Managers:

Provide a numbered list of the name(s) and Form 13F number(s) of all institutional investement managers with respect to which this report is filed, other than the manager filing this report.

   No. Form 13F File Number Name CIK
028-12429  Carlyle Investment Management LLC  0001354120 
028-15024  CIM Global, L.L.C.  0001555793 

FORM 13F INFORMATION TABLE

COLUMN 1 COLUMN 2 COLUMN 3 COLUMN 4 COLUMN 5 COLUMN 6 COLUMN 7 COLUMN 8
NAME OF ISSUER TITLE OF CLASS CUSIP VALUE
(x$1000)
SHRS OR
PRN AMT
SH /
PRN
PUT /
CALL
INVESTMENT
DISCRETION
OTHER
MANAGER
VOTING AUTHORITY
SOLE SHARED NONE
Booz Allen Hamilton Hldg Cor Cl A 099502106 505,426 15,989,419 SH - DFND 1 0 15,989,419 0
Cobalt Intl Energy Inc Com 19075F106 43,180 34,822,878 SH - DFND 1 0 34,822,878 0
CommScope Hldg Co Inc Com 20337X109 408,154 13,555,417 SH - DFND 1 0 13,555,417 0
CommScope Hldg Co Inc Com 20337X109 185,524 6,161,553 SH - DFND 1, 2 0 6,161,553 0
CommunityOne Bancorp Com 20416Q108 79,890 5,772,376 SH - DFND 1 0 5,772,376 0
Concord Med Svcs Hldgs Ltd Spon ADR Cl A 206277105 17,361 4,362,117 SH - DFND 1, 2 0 4,362,117 0
Enduro Rty Tr Tr Unit 29269K100 30,444 8,600,000 SH - DFND 1 0 8,600,000 0
Enviva Partners LP Com Unit 29414J107 357,680 13,252,299 SH - DFND 1 0 13,252,299 0
Fang Hldgs Ltd ADR 30711Y102 55,262 12,307,691 SH - DFND 1, 2 0 12,307,691 0
Multi Packaging Solutions In Com G6331W109 304,960 21,163,072 SH - DFND 1 0 21,163,072 0
Pattern Energy Group Inc Cl A 70338P100 381,488 16,962,546 SH - DFND 1 0 16,962,546 0
Sequential Brnds Group Inc N Com New 81734P107 50,958 6,369,812 SH - DFND 1 0 6,369,812 0
Superior Energy Svcs Inc Com 868157108 16,377 914,934 SH - DFND 1 0 914,934 0
Talen Energy Corp Com 87422J105 270,285 19,515,173 SH - DFND 1 0 19,515,173 0
The Bank of NT Butterfield & Son Ltd Shs New G0772R208 188,982 7,632,569 SH - DFND 1 0 7,632,569 0
USA Compression Partners LP Comunit Ltdpar 90290N109 445,424 23,717,985 SH - DFND 1 0 23,717,985 0
Weatherford Intl Plc Ord Shs G48833100 5,620 1,000,000 SH - DFND 1 0 1,000,000 0
Wesco Aircraft Hldgs Inc Com 950814103 313,324 23,330,184 SH - DFND 1 0 23,330,184 0
Xenith Bankshares, Inc Com 984102103 97,941 42,398,583 SH - DFND 1 0 42,398,583 0