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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:21 PM
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Carlyle is the US entity for the Ports Deal why the secret???
Carlyle is in the process of buying all transportation means throughout America...

Ports Deal was interconnected!!!

UAE and POPPY BUSH in bed together!!!
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:22 PM
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1. Lou Dobbs just reported that Carlyle Group with Halliburton
is prepared to begin buying American infrastructure..i.e. ports...somethings rotten
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:24 PM
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2. They both qualify as quasi-allies of the United States.
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:34 PM
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19. Bush didn't Veto the deal because his Daddy has money
involved as well as the Bin Laudin family...

It makes you wonder if the Bin Laudin have enough on Bush to black mail him... Bush should flew the family out in the 9/11 Bin Laudin escape plan
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Career Prole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:48 PM
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15. Think of the money rolling in to Carlyle Group coffers
after the next 9/11. Talk about a cash incentive to look the other way!

I'd rather have Dubai watchin' the ports.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:33 PM
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18. It's no wonder that billions in port spending has been withheld.
Many in Congress have been calling for dramatically increased 'security' measures for four years, including inspection of far, far more containers. When the dam breaks, Halliburton/Carlyle will be there to give water taxi rides to drwning people for exorbitant rates.
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KAT119 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:30 PM
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25. The BFEE/Carlyle Group is a core piece of Illuminati-Bilderburger scheme
for a 'New World Order' - pulling the strings behind world EVENTS toward total global CONTROL
of all of us and every thing....
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 11:11 AM
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35. Do you think the Illuminati really exist?
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:25 PM
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3. So is this why we didn't get that 45 day review of DPWorld?
They'd rather scrap it than let us know who was actually involved?
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:25 PM
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4. The Stink of this deal is so rotten
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 05:26 PM by dogday
How long will we let these bastards profit off the backs of the American Taxpayer???
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:26 PM
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5. The Bushes: Go-To Guys For Rich Arabs
The Bush family is, once again, protecting their reputation as the go-to guys for rich Arabs. They'll do anything to preserve that gravy train.

Anything.

Anything.
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:27 PM
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6. Next angle of attack: QUESTION
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 05:47 PM by kenny blankenship
Should the administration of George W. Bush be allowed to force the sale of a vital national asset to a company owned in part by George H. W. Bush, whose heirs include the same George W. Bush ?

What in short do you call that which lies beyond crony capitalism?
Incest capitalism.
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:46 PM
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21. Incest Capitalism - now there's a term with Bush written all over it. Hope
it catches on.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:28 PM
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7. but read this
<snip>

DOBBS: President Bush's family and members of the Bush administration have long-standing business connections with the United Arab Emirates, and those connections are raising new concerns and questions tonight in some quarters about why the president is defying his very own party leadership and his party in defending the Dubai port deal.

CHRISTINE ROMANS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice over): The oil-rich United Arab Emirates is a major investor in The Carlyle Group, the private equity investment firm where President Bush's father once served as senior adviser and is a who's who of former high-level government officials. Just last year, Dubai International Capital, a government-backed buyout firm, invested in an $8 billion Carlyle fund. Another family connection, the president's brother, Neil Bush, has reportedly received funding for his educational software company from the UAE investors. A call to his company was not returned.

Another administration connection, President Bush chose a Dubai Ports World executive to head the U.S. Maritime Administration. David Sanborn, the former director of Dubai Ports' European and Latin American operations, he was tapped just last month to lead the agency that oversees U.S. port operations.

The United Arab Emirates not only has friends in high places in government, it also has high-powered lobbying connections. This oil- rich nation has been lavishing hundreds of thousands of dollars on K Street, lobbying friends to push its point of view and its goals. One of those friends we found out today is none other than Senator Dole, former Senator Dole.

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0602/22/ldt.01.h...

That doesn't take UAE out of the deal at all!
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:32 PM
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8. This really stinks. More reason to gain control of Congress.
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caligirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:32 PM
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9. that snear on Bushies face this morning was the look of a man watching hi
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 05:33 PM by caligirl
own wallet. Bush got ticked cause his money(Bush family fortune) is tied to this.
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hughee99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:35 PM
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10. Neil Bush edumacating murkins'.
That's always good for a laugh.
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:36 PM
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11. Poppy was the CEO until March 2003 when the
Iraq war was starting... He did not want it to be known his company is profiting from the war his Son started.... Must be nice, need some money, start a war!!!! Yes the board of Directors for Carlyle Group reads like a who's who from around the world.....
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FloridaPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:47 PM
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14. Bush was senior advisor. Retired on 10/03. He is still a shareholder.
http://www.hereinreality.com/carlyle.html

Frank Carlucci has been chairman until 03/05.
"But isn't he also the chairman of The Carlyle Group, a defense contractor with ties to the Saudi Royal Family and the Bin Ladens?
That's right. He's the head of a $13 billion dollar private firm that invests people's pension funds in companies that make money when our nation is at war. The Carlyle Group stands to make many billions of dollars from the War on Terror.<3>"

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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:54 PM
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16. And at one point was the CEO of Carlyle
I am sure he is up to his ying-yang in stock... Thanks for the info...
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:39 PM
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12. Does this surprise anyone? They have their bases so well covered
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 05:42 PM by BrklynLiberal
they will NEVER give up their stranglehold on this country!!!
No matter how it is sliced, or who is doing the slicing, the money will go into the pockets of the BFEE and their cronies.
:puke: :grr: :nuke: :banghead:
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 10:56 AM
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32. No surprises here
:wtf:
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FloridaPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:42 PM
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13. So they're selling the ports from a bin Ladin friend to the bin Ladins?
Recap folks. In 2001 Daddy Bush and the bin Ladin family were investors in Carlyle Group. Daddy Bush also worked for the company. He decided a smart move would be to quit before the 2004 elections. After 9-11, the company was embarassed that one of their investors was the bin Ladin family. They publicly requested the bin Ladins sell their ownership and the bin Ladins said they complied. However, this is a private company, so there is no way to know who the actual owners are. There is no way to know if the bin Ladins really sold, unless we see the sales receipt. So this deal may be going from the pot into the fire.
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:00 PM
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17. Carlyle Group is in your face saying the Bin Laudins are
going to get their money... They helped make me Prezident!!!

They are so in your face with this deal its truly AMAZING!!!
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:38 PM
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20. VIDEO REMINDER OF WHO/WHAT CARLYLE GROUP IS
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 06:38 PM by helderheid
Broadband:
http://cgi.omroep.nl/cgi-bin/streams?/tv/vpro/tegenlich...

Dial-Up:
http://cgi.omroep.nl/cgi-bin/streams?/tv/vpro/tegenlich...

Must have Real Player.

(there is a Dutch introduction - the rest is English)
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:58 PM
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22. Now how many people see Farenheit 911 and saw the
connection to Carlyle and Bin Laudin family... and Arabia Sheiks


MILLIONS!!!

So why hasn't the News Media connected the DOTS...

OUTRAGEOUS!!!
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file83 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 01:24 AM
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30. Thank you! I saw this once and my roomate wanted to watch it
but I couldn't remember where to find it...THANKS!
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 10:57 AM
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33. you betcha!
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 11:13 AM
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36. Remake of the Mancherian Candidate was Carlyle too.
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:03 PM
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23. Well, here's the proof
Staight from the Carlyle Group website. This investment team was created today!

"The Carlyle Group Establishes Infrastructure Investment Team; Industry Veterans Robert Dove and Barry Gold to Co-Head Eight-Person Team that Will Purchase Public Purpose Projects."

Washington, DC Global private equity firm The Carlyle Group today announced it has established a team to conduct investments in the infrastructure sector, including investments in transportation and water facilities, airports, bridges, ports, stadiums and other public infrastructure. The initial team of eight will be co-headed by Robert W. Dove, former Executive Vice President at Bechtel Enterprises, and Barry P. Gold, former Managing Director and Co-head of the Structured Finance Group at Citigroup/Salomon Smith Barney. The team begins work at Carlyle on March 13, 2006.

Mr. Dove said, The proven use of public-private partnerships and concessions in the U.K. and on continental Europe is now emerging as a means of financing U.S. infrastructure. There is a dire need to bring private capital to the development and maintenance of public infrastructure throughout the U.S. and we believe this effort will be well received.

Mr. Gold said, We are at a crossroads of the right market, right private equity firm, and right team with complementary skills and experience. As a U.S. firm with exceptional experience in government contracting, Carlyle is now well positioned to invest in U.S. and other infrastructure either alone or as part of a consortium.

Carlyles Infrastructure team will invest primarily in U.S. infrastructure in transactions ranging from $100 million to more than $1 billion. The team will engage in public-private partnerships (PPP) with governments at all levels as well as purchase projects outright or through long term concessions. The team will work with other Carlyle professionals who have expertise in transportation, aviation, energy, industry, the environment and government contracting to be the most effective in the purchase and operation of infrastructure assets.

http://www.thecarlylegroup.com/eng/news/l5-news3323.htm...


So, let's see, Carlyle has created a new "Infrastructure Invest." team the day after the Senate announces that the US ports will be purchased by a "US entity". This "investment group" concentrates on structuring deals of over a billion dollars for ports & other infrastructure. What deal is this group perfectly created to handle? What else - the deal to unload the management of US ports from DP World. It looks like the Carlyle Group is cleaning up after Bush again.
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silverlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:37 PM
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24. This is amazing...
Will the media catch this? Yea - right - I forgot. :grr:
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:41 PM
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27. Silent as the grave!!! This is why Moore had to make the movie
and the MILLIONS who saw the movie KNOW whats going on... thats why
the polls and republicans are diving ...

Where were the other companies to try to be the US entity... wheres the bids... WHY the use US entity??? Come out and quit hiding CARLYLE

we see you peek a boo!!! :hide:
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:51 AM
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29. Maybe we should email
this to Dobbs? He's the only one I can see following up on it.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:37 PM
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26. Ok, now wrap your mind around this chunk of info
DOBBS: President Bush's family and members of the Bush administration have long-standing business connections with the United Arab Emirates, and those connections are raising new concerns and questions tonight in some quarters about why the president is defying his very own party leadership and his party in defending the Dubai port deal.

CHRISTINE ROMANS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice over): The oil-rich United Arab Emirates is a major investor in The Carlyle Group, the private equity investment firm where President Bush's father once served as senior adviser and is a who's who of former high-level government officials. Just last year, Dubai International Capital, a government-backed buyout firm, invested in an $8 billion Carlyle fund. Another family connection, the president's brother, Neil Bush, has reportedly received funding for his educational software company from the UAE investors. A call to his company was not returned.

Another administration connection, President Bush chose a Dubai Ports World executive to head the U.S. Maritime Administration. David Sanborn, the former director of Dubai Ports' European and Latin American operations, he was tapped just last month to lead the agency that oversees U.S. port operations.

The United Arab Emirates not only has friends in high places in government, it also has high-powered lobbying connections. This oil- rich nation has been lavishing hundreds of thousands of dollars on K Street, lobbying friends to push its point of view and its goals. One of those friends we found out today is none other than Senator Dole, former Senator Dole.

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0602/22/ldt.01.h...

And this (they want a slice of Katrina pie with their salt water and oil!

Carlyle Group buys modular building company

NEW YORK, March 9 (Reuters) - Carlyle Group, a private equity firm, said on Thursday it had bought Comark Building Systems Inc., which makes and distributes modular buildings, seeing demand for manufactured buildings on the rise.

Terms of the deal were not released. Carlyle bought the company from Brazos Private Equity Partners LLC, a private equity group based in Dallas, Texas.

Comark's current management will remain in place. The deal closed on March 6.

Charlie Moore, a principal at Carlyle Venture Partners, said demand for high-quality modular construction was rising.

"We expect this trend to accelerate, particularly with government customers, as they seek to realize the significant advantages, in terms of both cost and speed, of manufactured buildings," he said in a statement.

Comark, founded in 1989, supplies custom modular buildings to the federal government, public school districts and commercial customers across the United States, employing 500 people at locations in Texas, California and North Carolina.

Carlyle said in a statement that Comark sells more commercial modular structures to the U.S. government and military than any other manufacturer.

http://today.reuters.com/investing/financeArticle.aspx?...

Carlyle is out of control!
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:49 AM
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28. Pretty much
And the final piece - as a private equity group, Carlyle doesn't have to disclose who the actual investors are who are funding the buy-outs, nor do they have to comply w/SEC or corporate regulations. We have no idea who is truly funding this venture - but I have a pretty good guess.
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file83 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 01:26 AM
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31. I can see it now: The United States of Carlyle Group
Our country is being sold off in chunks to a defense contractor. Gee, I wonder if we will have a Police State in our future... :sarcasm:
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 11:15 AM
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37. The PPP curse.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 11:09 AM
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34. Telephone and cable lines too. They're running "dark fiber"
Edited on Sat Mar-11-06 11:20 AM by Joanne98
And they're using little swiss robots to run it thru sewage pipes so they don't disturb the public with messy noisy construction. How's that for creepy?

CEO: Robert G. Berger

LOCATION: Silver Spring, Md.

FUNDING: $275 million in equity and debt, following a $100 million investment in April 2000

THE PITCH: Stringing optic cables inside sewer lines to bring broadband access to buildings

Don't laugh when you hear CityNet Telecommunications' dirty little secret: The company brings fiber-optic networks to office buildings by laying lines in sewers. CityNet has outfitted robots with digital cameras and sent them into wastewater systems. The robots install stainless steel tubes containing fiber lines along the walls of sewer pipes. Initially developed by a Swiss firm to clean sewers, the robots go through tunnels as narrow as eight inches across.

The stingy private-equity market has opened the floodgates for CityNet. The company raised $175 million in equity and $100 million in debt financing last week, one of the largest private rounds of investment for any company this year. The Carlyle Group, a buyout and private investment firm, led the charge, which also included Berkshire Partners, CIBC Capital Partners, Crescendo Ventures and Trimaran Capital Partners.

Such a large round suggests investors are betting that CityNet might be the most exciting thing to hit urban sewers since alligator scares. Despite the growth in optical networks, only 5 percent of the buildings in the United States have fiber-optic cables running to them. Bridging the "last mile" between the Internet's high-speed lines and office buildings has been troublesome.
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0HWW/is_16_4...

CityNet's edge is that its lines fit easily into an existing space. The company "is addressing a real need in telecom infrastructure," says Bruce Rosenblum, managing partner at the Carlyle Group.

So far, no other companies are following CityNet underground, but it could face competition if the tunneling pays off: The company doesn't build its sewer-mapping robots. CityNet senior VP Emilio Pardo says its exclusive contract with the Swiss robotmaker should raise the barrier to entry.

CityNet went to the Carlyle Group to lead the round because of the firm's global reach and track record in telecommunications. Carlyle has also invested in Global Crossing, Nextel and Nortel. "In addition to being able to write a big check," says Rosenblum, "the fact that we have strong industry focus and operations in Europe and elsewhere will be a big help."


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