Major League (PE edition): Back to the Minors

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Private Equity International magazine has its first ever ranking of the top 50 PE firms in terms of capital raised over the last five years (since January 2002). The publication makes the claim that this is "the first time that private equity firms have been ranked by size using a consistent methodology."
Some stats -
- Out of the top 50, there's only one Asian firm (Pacific Equity Partners from Sydney), 11 in the UK and 33 in the US
- The total buying power of the top 50 applying a 5x leverage multiple is a whopping $2.76 trillion
- The total number of people putting this buying power to work - 3,597
- The top 50 firms participate in 75% of total financial sponsor deals by volume, but only 27% of all financial sponsor deals
Here is a list of the top 20, from PEI:
1 The Carlyle Group $32.5 billion
2 Kohlberg Kravis Roberts $31.1 billion
3 Goldman Sachs Principal Investment Area $31 billion
4 The Blackstone Group $28.36 billion
5 TPG $23.5 billion
6 Permira $21.47 billion
7 Apax Partners $18.85 billion
8 Bain Capital $17.3 billion
9 Providence Equity Partners $16.36 billion
10 CVC Capital Partners $15.65 billion
11 Cinven $15.07 billion
12 Apollo Management $13.9 billion
13 3i Group $13.37 billion
14 Warburg Pincus $13.3 billion
15 Terra Firma Capital Partners $12.9 billion
16 Hellman & Friedman $12 billion
17 CCMP Capital $11.7 billion
18 General Atlantic $11.4 billion
19 Silver Lake Partners $11 billion
20 Teachers' Private Capital $10.78 billion
Private Equity International Creates First Ever Ranking of Private Equity Firms - [Private Equity International magazine]

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