"the world’s second-biggest manager of alternatives to stocks and bonds, raised $13 billion for its sixth fund dedicated to U.S. leveraged buyouts, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter... "
You know who is a member of the Carlyle Group? Yep, it's Mubadala. Who knows...
"Carlyle Group, the US private-equity firm in which Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Development Company has a 7.5% stake, has been approached by Mike Lazaridis, the co-founder of BlackBerry who stepped down in last year, to launch a bid to buy the troubled smartphone company, it was reported at the weekend."
Imagine a portfolio with Freescale, AMD, BBRY and Global Foundries and you have a potential new big player in semis.
Not to long ago there were rumors everyone from Intel, Qualcomm, Samsung and Apple were possible buyers. Carlyle are specialists and with AMD involved in everything from all next gen game consoles to supercomputers, they may have a insider edge.
Another interesting dot. Carlyle Group partially owns Freescale. Lisa Su was SVP and GM at Freescale. In the past there were already talks of a merger between Freescale and AMD (just google Freescale AMD merger).
Don't think a merger is imminent, still some interesting dots...