Carlyle Group LP’s partners are reaching into their wallets to bail out one of the private- equity firm’s first investments in Brazil, seeking to protect its growing business in South America’s biggest economy.

Senior Carlyle professionals have injected $66.9 million and their firm has poured another $21.1 million into Urbplan Desenvolvimento Urbano SA, a real-estate developer that’s been hit with hundreds of lawsuits, in part for failing to complete home sites across Brazil, according to court and regulatory filings. Urbplan needs as much as $200 million to carry out Carlyle’s turnaround plan after an overly ambitious expansion left it with $305 million of high-cost debt.

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