Private equity firm Carlyle seeks $22 bln for buyout fund - Bloomberg News

April 26 (Reuters) - Carlyle Group Inc is looking to raise $22 billion for its eighth flagship private equity, Bloomberg News reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

About $2 billion would be earmarked for growth and technology-focused companies and will include strategies in retail, health care, aerospace and defense, the report said. (

Large buyout firms are ramping up and preparing to launch new funds to invest in various types of assets. Blackstone Group Inc, which closed its inaugural growth equity fund at $4.5 billion last month, has focused its investments on several sectors including financial services, healthcare and enterprise and consumer technologies.

Carlyle did not immediately respond to a request for comment. (Reporting by Niket Nishant in Bengaluru; Editing by Ramakrishnan M.)