28 December 2007

The World's Largest Private Equity Firms

Private Equity International magazine's ranking of the world's largest private equity firms.

The PEI 50 is the first ranking of private equity direct investment programmes by size to use a consistent methodology. Among other findings, Private Equity International has determined that PEI 50 firms have raised $551 billion in private equity direct-investment capital since 2002. Together, the firms have accounted for 75 percent of total private equity deal activity globally.

The top 10 constituent firms in PEI 50's 2007 rankings are as follows:

1. The Carlyle Group
2. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
3. Goldman Sachs Principal Investment Area
4. The Blackstone Group
5. TPG
6. Permira
7. Apax Partners
8. Bain Capital
9. Providence Equity Partners
10. CVC Capital Partners

You may download a five-page PDF brochure, which includes a complete list of the PEI 50, by clicking here.

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