Vladimir Lasocki is a Managing Director with The Carlyle Group in Europe advising on buyouts and expansion capital investment opportunities in healthcare, industrial, technology & business services and telecom & media. Mr. Lasocki is based in London. Since joining Carlyle in 2000, Mr. Lasocki has been actively involved with Carlyle’s investment in current portfolio companies Groupe Marle, Companeo, Expereo and The Sniffers. He has earlier been responsible for Carlyle’s successful investments in Egencia (acquired by Expedia), Orthogon Systems (acquired by Motorola), Cameca (acquired by Ametek), Transics (NYSE:TRAN) and Metrologic (acquired by Astorg Partners); and was a member of the transaction team that executed Carlyle’s investment in and a director of Wall Street Institute (acquired by Pearson). Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Lasocki was an Associate with Deutsche Bank’s principal investments group and with the corporate finance group of Paribas in London and Prague. Mr. Lasocki has a degree in business administration from EM Lyon and the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Solvay Business School) and an M.A. in European economic studies from the College of Europe in Bruges.