The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset management firm that is also registered as a Business Development Company (BDC) established in 1987 and headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia. The firm invests across four segments, namely, corporate private equity, real assets, global market strategies, and investment solutions, in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America. Carlyle GMS Finance is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Carlyle Group, which is registered as a Business Development Company (BDC). Carlyle GMS Finance's investment objective is to generate current income and capital appreciation primarily through debt investments in U.S. middle-market companies. The firm seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing primarily in first lien senior secured and unitranche loans.