List of private-equity firms

Below is a list of notable private-equity firms.

Largest private-equity firms by PE capital raisedEdit

In 2019, Private Equity International ranked the largest private-equity firms by how much capital they raised for private-equity investment in the last five years:[1]

Rank Firm Headquarters Five-year fundraising total (m)
1 The Blackstone Group   New York City $82,851
2 The Carlyle Group   Washington D.C. $63,802
3 KKR & Co.   New York City $47,977
4 CVC Capital Partners   Luxembourg $47,413
5 Warburg Pincus   New York City $36,557
6 Bain Capital   Boston $35,554
7 EQT Infrastructure   Stockholm $30,054
8 Thoma Bravo   Chicago $29,880
9 Apollo Global Management   New York City $29,001
10 Neuberger Berman   New York City $28,884
11 Hellman & Friedman   San Francisco $26,900
12 TPG Capital   Fort Worth, Texas $25,661
13 EnCap Investments   Houston $21,097
14 Vista Equity Partners   Austin, Texas $19,785
15 Apax Partners   London $18,615
16 General Atlantic   New York City $16,916
17 Clayton, Dubilier & Rice   New York City $16,509
18 Permira   London $16,394
19 Advent International   Boston $16,026
20 Silver Lake   Menlo Park, California $15,000

List of investment banking private-equity groupsEdit

Parent bank Private-equity firm Location Year founded Year independent
ABN AMRO AAC Capital Partners   Amsterdam - 2008
AXA Ardian   Paris 1996 2013
Barclays Capital Equistone Partners Europe   London 1979 2011[2]
Barings Bank ^ Baring Vostok Capital Partners
Baring Private Equity Asia
  Moscow
  Hong Kong
1994
1997
2004
2000
Bear Stearns ^ Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Irving Place Capital (fka BSMB)
  New York
  New York
1965
1997
1976
2008
BNP Paribas PAI Partners

BNP Paribas Développement

  Paris

  Paris

1993

2016

1998

-

BT Alex. Brown ^ ABS Capital   Baltimore 1990 1995
CIBC World Markets Trimaran Capital Partners   New York 1995 2001
Citigroup Court Square Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners
Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co.
  New York
  Luxembourg
  New York
  New York
1968
1981
1979
1995
2006
1993
1979
1995
Crédit Agricole / LCL Omnes Capital   Paris 1999 2011
Credit Suisse / Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette ^ DLJ Merchant Banking
Avista Capital Partners
Diamond Castle Holdings
Castle Harlan
CIP Capital
  New York
  New York
  New York
  New York
  New York
1985
1985
1985
1987
2010
na
2005
2004
1987
2010
Continental Illinois ^ Willis Stein & Partners
CIVC Partners
  Chicago
  Chicago
1983
1983
1995
1994
Deutsche Bank MidOcean Partners   New York 2003 2003
First Chicago Bank ^ Madison Dearborn Partners
GTCR
  Chicago
  Chicago
1992
1980
1992
1980
Goldman Sachs Goldman Sachs Capital Partners

Goldman Sachs Principal Investments Area

  New York 1986 na
JPMorgan Chase & Co. CCMP Capital (fka JPMorgan Partners)
One Equity Partners
  New York
  Chicago
1984
2001
2006
na
Lazard Lazard Alternative Investments   New York - -
Lehman Brothers ^ Blackstone Group
The Cypress Group
Trilantic Capital Partners
  New York
  New York
  New York
1985
1994
1986
1985
1994
2009
Lloyds Banking Group Lloyds Development Capital   London 1981 na
Macquarie Group Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets   Sydney 1994 na
Merrill Lynch Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity   New York 1996 na
Morgan Stanley Metalmark Capital
Morgan Stanley Capital Partners
  New York
  New York
1985 2004
National Westminster Bank Bridgepoint Capital   London 1984 2000
Nomura Group Terra Firma Capital Partners   London 1994 2002
Rothschild & Co Five Arrows Principal Investments[3]

Five Arrows Capital Partners[4]

  Paris

  New York

2010[5]

2018[6]

-

-

Société Générale Société Générale Capital Partenaires   Paris 1973 -
UBS UBS Capital
Affinity Equity Partners
Capvis
Lightyear Capital
  London
  Hong Kong
  Zurich
  New York
-
1995
1990
2000
na
2002
2003
2002
Wells Fargo Pamlico Capital   Charlotte 1988 2010
William Blair & Company William Blair Capital Partners   Chicago 1982 2004

^ Defunct banking institution

Notable private-equity firmsEdit

AmericasEdit

EMEAEdit

AsiaEdit

See alsoEdit

Related listsEdit

Other listsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ PEI 300: ranking of the largest private equity firms by PE capital raised
  2. ^ Barclays to Sell Private-Equity Unit Equistone to Management - Bloomberg
  3. ^ "Corporate Private Equity - Merchant Banking - Rothschild & Co". www.rothschildandco.com. Retrieved 2022-01-15.
  4. ^ "Corporate Private Equity – Merchant Banking – Rothschild & Co". www.rothschildandco.com. Retrieved 2022-01-15.
  5. ^ "Rothschild plans to diversify from its core". Financial Times. 2010-11-28. Retrieved 2022-01-15.
  6. ^ https://www.rothschildandco.com/siteassets/publications/rothschild_and_co/2019/full_year_results/d1122fd986aa4bba984041e9ba2074d41.pdf[bare URL PDF]