Eliot P. S. Merrill

 
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Eliot P. S. Merrill

Interested Director

Mr. Merrill was elected as one of our directors in 2013. Mr. Merrill leads Carlyle Global Partners, a private equity vehicle that invests in companies and/or situations with longer duration investment horizons than traditional private equity funds. Prior to Carlyle Global Partners, Mr. Merrill primarily focused on U.S. buyout opportunities in the telecommunications and media sectors. Prior to joining Carlyle in 2001, Mr. Merrill was a Principal at Freeman Spogli & Co., a buyout fund with offices in New York and Los Angeles. Prior to that, Mr. Merrill worked at Dillon Read & Co. in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Prior to that, Mr. Merrill was a Sail Consultant and Special Project Coordinator for Doyle Sailmakers, Inc. He currently is a member of the board of directors of Getty Images and TCW Group. Mr. Merrill has previously served on the boards of several other Carlyle investments, including AMC Loews and Nielson Company B.V.