The Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group L.P. (Form: 8-K, Received: 07/06/2017 16:24:19)





Washington, DC 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 30, 2017



The Carlyle Group L.P.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-35538   45-2832612

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C.

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

(202) 729-5626

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Item 8.01. Other Events.

The Carlyle Group L.P. (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, the “Partnership”) has reached settlements with investors in two commodities investment vehicles managed by an affiliate of the Partnership, thereby fully resolving investor claims relating to the matters described below. With these settlements, the Partnership completes the exit of the commodities investment advisory business and other hedge fund investment advisory businesses that it had acquired from 2010 to 2014.

As previously disclosed, a hedge fund and two commodities investment vehicles managed by an affiliate of the Partnership invested over $400 million in petroleum commodities that the Partnership believes were misappropriated by third parties outside the U.S. As previously disclosed, the Partnership settled all claims related to the hedge fund in December 2016. On June 30, 2017, and July 3, 2017, the Partnership entered into settlement and purchase agreements that fully resolve all claims with investors in the two commodities investment vehicles. The Partnership is currently pursuing various efforts to recover reimbursement, including claims under insurance policies and claims against parties believed to have been involved in the misappropriation of commodities, but the amount and timing of any recovery is uncertain. Net of previously recorded reserves, the Partnership expects to record in connection with the settlements a charge not exceeding $60 million in the second quarter of 2017, with the actual amount recorded anticipated to be reduced by reimbursement from various sources of recovery.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



Carlyle Group Management L.L.C.,

its general partner

Date: July 6, 2017     By:   /s/ Jeffrey W. Ferguson

Jeffrey W. Ferguson


General Counsel