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The Carlyle Group Acquires 40 Percent of Turkey's Medical Park Hospitals
December, 2009

According to the Carlyle Group press release, Global private equity firm The Carlyle Group today announced it has acquired a 40 percent stake in Medical Park Sağlık Hizmetleri A. Ş., Turkey's second largest healthcare services company. The founding shareholders, the Sancak and Usta groups, will remain as significant investors in Medical Park. Carlyle's all-equity investment will be used primarily to finance the hospital company's continued expansion and reduce debt. Additional financial details were not released. The transaction closed on December 7, 2009.

Can Deldağ, Carlyle Managing Director and Head of the Turkish investment team, said, "We, as Carlyle, are very pleased to invest in a strong, growing company like Medical Park. The Turkish healthcare services sector shows great promise as patient demand for services has been high and is expected to grow steadily."

Medical Park (www.medicalpark.com.tr)was established in 2005 with two existing hospitals based in Istanbul dating from the mid-1990s. Through the development of new hospital projects in leading cities in Western Turkey, and the acquisition of single hospitals based in North and East Anatolia, Medical Park now owns and operates 13 hospitals with 2,000 beds as of 2009. Medical Park provides a diverse range of healthcare services with 800 physicians, 1,600 nurses and 2,800 support personnel.

Equity for this investment, Carlyle's second in the MENA region, will come from Carlyle MENA Partners, a $500 million growth capital and buyout fund that closed in March 2009.

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