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BMO and Carlyle Partner to Launch a Private Equity Strategy for Canada


TORONTO, March 22, 2024 /CNW/ - BMO Global Asset Management (BMO GAM) today announced its third collaboration to broaden access to private markets for Canadian accredited investors. The new strategy, in partnership with Carlyle, will provide access to a global diversified private equity portfolio through a single fund, expected to be available this spring.

Carlyle is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across its business and conducts its operations through three business segments: Global Private Equity; Global Credit; and Global Investment Solutions (AlpInvest). The firm had $426 billion of assets under management as at December 31, 2023.

"We are excited to work with Carlyle to simplify investing in private equity, which has historically been the highest returning segment of private markets,1" said Jeffrey Shell, Head of Alternatives, BMO GAM. "The private equity asset class provides exposure to privately held companies that are drawn from the 80 per cent of the economy that is not publicly traded2, and traditionally has been available only to large institutional investors. Together with Carlyle, we are focused on product design that puts the experience of Canadian accredited investors front and centre; this includes allowing monthly subscriptions at relatively low investment minimums and eliminating the need for capital calls, which are a standard feature of funds that are created for institutional investors." 

 "We are delighted to collaborate with BMO GAM in what is a significant milestone for Carlyle's wealth business in Canada, as we continue to broaden our reach in the channel globally," said Shane Clifford, Head of Carlyle Wealth Strategy. The solution, which is through our AlpInvest platform, will offer accredited investors in Canada direct access to a global portfolio of secondary, co-investment, and primary opportunities providing investors with diversified exposure to the private markets."

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About BMO Financial Group

BMO Financial Group is the eighth largest bank in North America by assets, with total assets of $1.3 trillion as of January 31, 2024. Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a diverse team of highly engaged employees providing a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management, global markets and investment banking products and services to 13 million customers across Canada, the United States, and in select markets globally. Driven by a single purpose, to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life, BMO is committed to driving positive change in the world, and making progress for a thriving economy, sustainable future, and inclusive society.

About Carlyle

Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG) is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across three business segments: Global Private Equity, Global Credit and Global Investment Solutions. With $426 billion of assets under management as of December 31, 2023, Carlyle's purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest. Carlyle employs more than 2,200 people in 28 offices across four continents. Further information is available at Follow Carlyle on X @OneCarlyle and LinkedIn at The Carlyle Group.


1 Preqin - 10 year horizon IRR's benchmarks for the period ending Q2 2023

2 S&P Capital IQ, December 2022; Statistics of US Businesses; Bain & Company analysis.

SOURCE BMO Financial Group

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