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RLJ Equity Partners is an affiliate of The RLJ Companies a diverse portfolio of companies in the financial services, real estate, hospitality, entertainment, and automotive industries founded by Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television. An innovative business network, The RLJ Companies targets investments in undiscovered or underserved markets; then exercise solid management to achieve results.

The RLJ Companies provides us and our portfolio companies with proprietary investment opportunities, executive and board level access to Fortune 500 companies, and administrative and infrastructure support.

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RLJ Equity Partners also benefits from its strategic alliance with The Carlyle Group, one of the world's largest private equity firms, with more than $85 billion under management across 67 funds targeting four investment disciplines (buyouts, growth capital, real estate and leveraged finance).

Representatives from Carlyle sit on our Investment and Advisory Committees and through this partnership we are able to access the expertise of Carlyle’s 400 investment professionals worldwide as well as tap into additional sources of capital for opportunities that exceed our target investment size.