Carlyle Group to acquire Booz Allen Hamilton's stake in government business

The Carlyle Group, a global private equity investment firm, has conducted a transaction with Booz Allen Hamilton to acquire a majority stake of the latter in government business.

One of the oldest management consulting firms in the world is going to sell the stake for $2.54 billion, thus forming a stand-alone company for its commercial business.

The deal requires now a number of approvals.

Booz Allen's notable intellectual contributions include the HBS-honored OrgDNA framework, the PERT management technique, and the product lifecycle theory. Since 1995, the firm also publishes "strategy+business", a magazine for business executives.

The Carlyle Group has more than $81.1 billion of equity capital under management. The firm operates four fund families, focusing on leveraged buyouts, venture & growth capital, real estate and leveraged finance investments. The firm employs more than 575 investment professionals in 21 countries with several offices in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia; its portfolio companies employ more than 286,000 people worldwide. Carlyle has over 1200 investors in 68 countries.