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Carlyle Buys 48 Percent of Turkish School Group Bahcesehir

January 04, 2012

Jan. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Carlyle Group, a U.S. private-equity firm, bought 48 percent of Bahcesehir Kolejleri, a Turkish education group, it said today.

Bahcesehir, an Istanbul-based group, has 65 schools and 12,000 students, Walid Musallam, the buyout firm’s M&A director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said in an emailed statement.

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