Carlyle appoints European managing director

The Carlyle Group, a US-based private equity firm, has appointed Norbert Reis as managing director in its European buyout team.

Reis will work in a team of nine managing directors and will primarily be focused on investments in Germany and Austria alongside fellow managing director Gregor Bohm.

Reis joins from Credit Suisse, where he was vice chairman of investment banking. He was previously co-head of Credit Suisse’s European mergers and acquisitions department as well as the firm’s German investment banking business.

Large buyouts Reis has structured and advised on include Linde’s disposal of Kion, BASF’s disposal of Basell and the buyout, follow-on acquisition and sale of Sulo for Apax Partners and The Blackstone Group.

Earlier this year, Carlyle raised €5.35bn (US$7.9bn) for acquisitions in Europe.