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List of private equity firms

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List of private equity firms
The following are several lists of notable private equity firms based on criteria laid out in each list.
Largest private equity firms
The following is a ranking of the largest private equity firms published in 2013. The ranking was compiled by
Private Equity International.
[1]
The list includes very few venture capital firms, which tend to be smaller than their leveraged buyout counterparts;
for a list of those see List of venture capital firms.
Rank Name of the firm Headquarters Capital Raised as of May
2013
(billions of USD)
1 TPG Capital Fort Worth $ 35.73
2 Carlyle Group Washington, D.C. $ 32.82
3 The Blackstone Group New York $ 29.56
4 Kohlberg Kravis Roberts New York $ 28.41
5 Warburg Pincus New York $ 26.00
6 Goldman Sachs Principal Investment Area New York $ 24.63
7 Advent International Boston $ 23.06
8 Apollo Management New York $ 22.07
9 Bain Capital Boston $ 19.36
10 CVC Capital Partners London $ 17.99
11 Riverstone Holdings New York $ 16.70
12 General Atlantic Greenwich, CT $ 15.60
13 J.P. Morgan Asset Management New York $ 13.71
14 Oaktree Capital Management Los Angeles $ 12.34
15 Lone Star Funds Dallas $ 12.18
16 EnCap Investments Houston, TX $ 11.78
17 First Reserve Corporation Greenwich, CT $ 10.91
18 Ares Management Los Angeles $ 10.81
19 NGP Energy Capital Management Dallas $ 9.16
20 CPP Investment Board Toronto $ 9.12
21 Golden Gate Capital San Francisco $ 9.00
22 Hellman & Friedman San Francisco $ 8.90
23 BC Partners London $ 8.63
24 Bridgepoint London $ 7.93
25 Nordic Capital
Stockholm
$ 7.74
26 Insight Venture Partners New York City $ 7.60
27 PAI Partners
Paris
$ 7.55
28 Silver Lake Menlo Park, CA $ 7.40
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29 American Capital Bethesda, MD $ 7.34
30 Ardian (formerly AXA Private Equity)
Paris
$ 7.10
31 Cinven London $ 7.02
32 Mount Kellett Capital New York $ 7.00
33 China Investment Corporation
Beijing
$ 7.00
34 Clayton, Dubilier & Rice New York $ 6.93
35 Citi Capital Advisors New York $ 6.57
36 CDH Investments
Hong Kong
$ 6.51
37 Cerberus Capital Management New York $ 6.40
38 J.C. Flowers & Co. New York $ 6.36
39 TowerBrook Capital Partners New York $ 6.30
40 Leonard Green & Partners Los Angeles $ 6.25
41 EQT Partners
Stockholm
$ 6.21
42 Hony Capital
Beijing
$ 6.21
43 WL Ross & Co. New York $ 6.20
44 Onex Toronto $ 6.16
45 Sequoia Capital Menlo Park, CA $ 5.97
46 American Securities Capital Partners New York $ 5.97
47 TA Associates Boston $ 5.93
48 International Petroleum Investment Company Abu Dhabi $ 5.91
49 RRJ Capital
Hong Kong
$ 5.80
50 Hitec Vision AS
Stavanger
$ 5.73
51 Energy Capital Partners Short Hills, NJ $ 5.70
List of investment banking private equity groups
The following is a list of notable private equity firms and merchant banking and other private equity groups that
currently reside within investment banking firms or have previously completed a spinout from an investment
banking firm:
Parent bank Private equity firm Location Year founded Year independent
ABN AMRO AAC Capital Partners
Amsterdam
- 2008
Barclays Capital Barclays Private Equity London 1982 -
Barings Bank Baring Vostok Capital Partners
Baring Private Equity Asia
Moscow,
Russia
Hong Kong
1994
1997
2004
2004
Bear Stearns ^ Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Irving Place Capital (fka BSMB)
New York
New York
1965
1997
1976
2008
BNP Paribas PAI Partners
Paris
1993 1998
BT Alex. Brown ^ ABS Capital Baltimore 1990 1995
Charterhouse Bank ^ Charterhouse Capital Partners
Charterhouse Group
London
New York
1982
1973
2001
1989
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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
Continental Illinois ^ Willis Stein & Partners
CIVC Partners
Chicago
Chicago
1983
1983
1995
1994
Credit Suisse / Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette DLJ Merchant Banking
Asset Management Finance (AMF)
Avista Capital Partners
Diamond Castle Holdings
Castle Harlan
New York
New York
New York
New York
1985
1985
1985
1987
na
2005
2004
1987
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 New York 1986 na
Hambros Bank ^ Duke Street Capital London 1988 1998
Jefferies Group, Inc. ^ Jefferies Capital Partners New York 1994 -
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
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
RBC RBC Capital Partners Toronto -
1995
1990
2000
na
2002
2003
2002
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]
^ Defunct banking institution
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Notable private equity firms
The following is a list of notable private equity firms:
[2]
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A & F Capital Management
ABRY Partners
ABS Capital Partners
AEA Investors
Ardian (formerly AXA Private Equity)
Abraaj Capital
ACON Investments
Advent International
Affinity Equity Partners
Allied Capital
AlpInvest Partners
Altor Equity Partners
American Capital
American Securities
Angelo, Gordon & Co.
Apax Partners
Apollo Management
Arcapita
Ares Management
Argonne Capital Group
Arlington Capital Partners
Audax Group
Avenue Capital Group
Avista Capital Partners
Baring Vostok Capital Partners
BC Partners
BIP Investment Partners
Babcock & Brown
Bain Capital
Berkshire Partners
Blackstone Group
Blum Capital
Brentwood Associates
Bridgepoint Capital
Brockway Moran & Partners
Brookfield Asset Management
Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co.
Brynwood Partners
Brysam Global Partners
Butler Capital Partners
CAI Private Equity
CCMP Capital
China-Africa Development Fund
CI Capital Partners
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CIVC Partners
CVC Capital Partners
Campeau Corporation
Candover Investments
Capvis
Carlyle Group
Castle Harlan
Catterton Partners
Centerbridge Partners
Cerberus Capital Management
Charlesbank Capital Partners
Charterhouse Capital Partners
Charterhouse Group
Chicago Growth Partners
Cinven
Clarity Partners
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
Close Brothers Group
Code Hennessy & Simmons
Coller Capital
Colony Capital
Comvest Partners
Court Square Capital Partners
Crestview Partners
CrossHarbor Capital Partners
Crossroads Group
Cypress Group
DC Capital Partners
DLJ Merchant Banking Partners
Defoe Fournier & Cie.
Diamond Castle Holdings
Digital Sky Technologies
Doughty Hanson & Co
Dubai International Capital
Duke Street Capital
EQT Partners
Electra Private Equity
Elevation Partners
Emerging Capital
Ennovance Capital
Eurazeo
Evercore Partners
Evolution Capital Partners
Fenway Partners
Ferd
First Reserve Corporation
Flexpoint Ford
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Forstmann Little & Company
Fortress Investment Group
Fox Paine & Company
Francisco Partners
Freeman Spogli & Co.
Fremont Group
Friedman Fleischer & Lowe
Frontenac Company
GI Partners
GIMV
GTCR
General Atlantic
Genstar Capital
Gladstone Capital Corporation
Golden Gate Capital Partners
Goldman Sachs Capital Partners
Gores Group
Graphite Capital
HBG Holdings
H&Q Asia Pacific
H.I.G. Capital
HM Capital Partners
Harbert Management Corporation
HarbourVest Partners
Harvest Partners
Hatton Corporation
Heartland Industrial Partners
Hellman & Friedman
HgCapital
Highland Capital Management
IK Investment Partners
InterMedia Partners
Intermediate Capital Group
Investcorp
Irving Place Capital
J.H. Whitney & Company
J.W. Childs Associates
JC Flowers
JLL Partners
JMI Equity
Jordan Company
Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors
Kelso & Company
Kennet Partners
Khosla Ventures
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Kohlberg & Company
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Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
KRG Capital
LGT Capital Partners
LRG Capital Funds
Lake Capital
Landmark Partners
Lee Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners
Leonard Green & Partners
Leopard Capital LP
Lexington Partners
Lightyear Capital
Lincolnshire Management
Lindsay Goldberg Bessemer
Littlejohn & Co.
Lone Star Funds
Lux Capital
Madison Dearborn Partners
MatlinPatterson Global Advisors
MBK Partners
Mekong Capital
Mena Capital
Metalmark Capital
Mid Europa Partners
MidOcean Partners
Morgenthaler
Morgan Stanley Private Equity
Newbridge Capital
New Mountain Capital
Nordic Capital
NRDC Equity Partners
Oak Hill Capital Partners
Oaktree Capital Management
Olympus Partners
One Equity Partners
Onex Corporation
Portugal Ventures
[3]

PME Investimentos
[4]

PAI Partners
Pacific Equity Partners
Paine & Partners
Pamlico Capital
Pantheon Ventures
Partners Group
Ptria Investimentos
Patriarch Partners
Patriot Capital
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Permira
Phoenix Equity Partners
Platinum Equity
Primus Capital
Prospect Capital Corporation
Prospect Partners
Providence Equity Partners
Quadrangle Group
Redpoint Ventures
Rhne Group
Riordan, Lewis & Haden
Ripplewood Holdings
Riverside Company
Riverside Partners
Riverstone Holdings
Roark Capital Group
RPX Corporation
Saratoga Investment Corp
Seaport Capital
Sentinel Capital Partners
Silver Lake Partners
Silverfleet Capital Partners
SK Capital Partners
SL Capital Partners
Starwood Capital Group
Stone Point Capital
Summit Partners
Sun Capital Partners
SVG Capital
Swiss International Finance Group AG
[5]

Symphony Technology Group
TA Associates
TCW/Crescent Mezzanine
The Rohatyn Group
TPG Capital
TSG Consumer Partners
Tavistock Group
Terra Firma Capital Partners
Thayer Hidden Creek
Thoma Bravo
Thoma Cressey Bravo
Thomas H. Lee Partners
Tinicum
TowerBrook Capital Partners
Triangle Capital Corporation
Trilantic Capital Partners
Trivest
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Unison Capital
Valenti Capital Management
Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Vestar Capital Partners
Vista Equity Partners
Vulcan Capital Management
Warburg Pincus
Welkin Group
Wellspring Capital Management
Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
Wesray Capital Corporation
Weston Presidio
WL Ross & Co.
Willis Stein & Partners
Wind Point Partners
Wynnchurch Capital
Yucaipa Cos.
ZelnickMedia
References
[1] (http:/ / www.peimedia.com/ Pages. aspx?pageID=3391). Private Equity International, 2013
[2] [2] However, this list is by now means exhaustive, but lists some of the most important current and once legendary investing shops. It's important
to not that countless private equity firms exist in the U.S. so the list below makes attempt at including important players based on investment
stage, industry expertise and location. Includes only private equity firms with existing articles, establishing notability of each firm
[3] http:/ / www. portugalventures. pt/
[4] http:/ / www. pmeinvestimentos. pt/
[5] http:/ / www. swissifg. com/
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