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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): August 1, 2022



The Carlyle Group Inc.

(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, DC   20004-2505
(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)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class




Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock   CG   The Nasdaq Global Select Market
4.625% Subordinated Notes due 2061 of Carlyle Finance L.L.C.   CGABL   The Nasdaq Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company                      

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐





Item 8.01

Other Events.

On August 1, 2022, The Carlyle Group Inc. (the “Company”) filed a prospectus supplement to the Company’s existing effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-236397) registering the shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Common Stock”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) for resale by the recipients thereof. The Company will not receive any proceeds from any resale of such shares of Common Stock.

A copy of the validity opinion in respect of such shares of Common Stock is attached hereto as Exhibit 5.1 and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits





  5.1    Opinion of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.
23.1    Consent of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (contained in its opinion filed as Exhibit 5.1 and incorporated herein by reference).
 104    Cover Page Interactive Data File, formatted in Inline XBRL.


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.


            The Carlyle Group Inc.
Date: August 1, 2022     By:  

/s/ Jeffrey W. Ferguson

    Name:   Jeffrey W. Ferguson
    Title:   General Counsel


Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP




TELEPHONE: +1-202-636-5500

FACSIMILE: +1-202-636-5502


Direct Dial Number    E-mail Address

            August 1, 2022        

The Carlyle Group Inc.

1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,

Washington, D.C. 20004

Ladies and Gentlemen:

We have acted as counsel to The Carlyle Group Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), in connection with the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (the “Registration Statement”) filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), relating to an aggregate of 642,507 shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, that may be sold from time to time by certain selling stockholders of the Company (the “Selling Stockholder Shares”). The Selling Stockholder Shares may be sold or delivered from time to time as set forth in the Registration Statement, any amendment thereto, the prospectus contained therein (the “Prospectus”) and any supplements to the Prospectus pursuant to Rule 415 under the Act.

We have examined the Registration Statement and the accompanying Prospectus, as supplemented by the prospectus supplement dated August 1, 2022 (the “Prospectus Supplement”) filed by the Company pursuant to Rule 424(b) of the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. We also have examined the originals, or duplicates or certified or conformed copies, of such records, agreements, documents and other instruments and have made such other investigations as we have deemed relevant and necessary in connection with the opinion hereinafter set forth. As to questions of fact material to this opinion, we have relied upon certificates or comparable documents of public officials and of officers and representatives of the Company.

The Carlyle Group Inc.   -2-   August 1, 2022

In rendering the opinion set forth below, we have assumed the genuineness of all signatures, the legal capacity of natural persons, the authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals, the conformity to original documents of all documents submitted to us as duplicates or certified or conformed copies and the authenticity of the originals of such latter documents.

Based upon the foregoing, and subject to the qualifications, assumptions and limitations stated herein, we are of the opinion that the Selling Stockholder Shares are validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable.

We do not express any opinion herein concerning any law other than the Delaware General Corporation Law.

We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion letter as Exhibit 5.1 to the Registration Statement and to the use of our name under the caption “Legal Matters” in the Prospectus Supplement included in the Registration Statement.


Very truly yours,
/s/ Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP