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Stephen W. Bailey


Stephen W. Bailey is a Managing Director of Carlyle focused on growth, middle market, and large cap investing in the technology sector.

Mr. Bailey joined Carlyle in 2005 as a Managing Director and has led over a dozen software and tech-enabled services platform investments and several dozen add-on investments. Mr. Bailey currently serves as a director on the boards of several active Carlyle software portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Carlyle in 2005, Mr. Bailey served as Vice President and Head of Corporate Development at Dell. In his roles, Mr. Bailey was responsible for the company’s strategic investment, M&A, and other business partner relationship activity. Mr. Bailey previously was a Principal with ABS Capital Partners, a private equity firm, and he held positions in 3Com’s Business Development Group and in the investment banking division of Alex. Brown.

Mr. Bailey received his AB from Harvard and his MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.