Carlyle Group to acquire majority stake in Talent Partners Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire a majority interest in Talent Partners, a New York-based talent payroll, production support services and rights management solutions provider to the advertising industry. The transaction is expected to close in Q2. Equity for the investment will come from the Carlyle Equity Opportunity Fund. Paul Muratore will continue in his position as President and CEO. Matthew Kearney will join Talent Partners as Executive Chair of its Board of Directors.