Edward J. Mathias is the managing director and a partner of the Washington based private equity firm The Carlyle Group. He is a member of the Advisory Boards of the corporate intelligence company Diligence and the Chief Executive Leadership Institute at Yale.
After his graduation from The University of Pennsylvania, Mathias served as an officer in the US Navy Supply Corps. He also served as a White House military social aide during the Johnson Administration. The following Biography from the Chief Executive Leadership Institute provides further information:
Edward Mathias is the managing director of The Carlyle Group. The Carlyle Group is a Washington DC based merchant bank.
Mathias was instrumental in the founding of The Carlyle Group and assisted in the raising of its initial funds. Previously, he was with T. Rowe Price Associates from 1971 to 1993, where he served as a managing director. He served on the company's board of directors and was a member of the management committee for over ten years. He was extensively involved in all investment management activities, played a significant role in corporate affairs, and was chairman of various equity mutual funds, including the New Horizons Fund (1982 - 1993). Mathias directed the organization's private equity investment partnerships and supervised the equity trading department. He also served on the investment committees of New Enterprise Associates Venture Capital Partnerships I-V.
Mathias is a special limited partner in Trident Capital, a partnership focusing on business and information service companies. He is an active investor in numerous limited partnerships and private companies, and sits on a number of advisory committees for private equity partnerships.
Mathias is chairman of the board of visitors at American University's Kogod School of Business Administration and serves on the boards of Overseers at The University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts and Science. He is a director of US Office Products, Sirrom Capital, Pathogenesis, and Ovation.
After his graduation from The University of Pennsylvania, Mathias served as an officer in the US Navy Supply Corps. He also served as a White House military social aide during the Johnson Administration. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1971.
The Carlyle Group was founded in 1987. The company originates, structures, and is the lead or co-lead equity investor in various management-led buyout, equity private placement, and real estate transactions. Carlyle has sponsored more than $5 billion of mergers, acquisitions and other corporate investments and also has acquired real estate assets with a total book replacement value exceeding $1.3 billion in a series of successful and ongoing investments. Carlyle's real estate activities are channeled through TCG Realty, a subsidiary dedicated exclusively to real estate.
In June, 1996, Carlyle closed its new investment fund, Carlyle Partners II, at $1.3 billion. Roughly half a billion dollars came from investors outside the United States.
- Chief Executive Leadership Institute, Executive Advisors, EDWARD J. MATHIAS, The Carlyle Group (accessed 25 September 2008)