From PEI 300 ranks - PE ranks by Funds Raised

"The newly unveiled PEI 300 ranks Goldman Sachs Principal Investment Area as the largest private equity direct investment programme in the world, just ahead of Carlyle and KKR. The 300 firms on the list have collectively raised less capital over the past five years than in previous years' rankings.

Goldman Sachs Principal Investment Area is the largest private equity firm in the world, according to the PEI 300, Private Equity International magazine's proprietary ranking of private equity direct-investment programmes.

The publicity-shy private equity division of the banking giant has raised $54.5 billion for private equity direct investment over the past five years, including the $20.3 billion GS Capital Partners VI raised in 2007. Goldman's Principal Investment Area has raised a mammoth $13 billion mezzanine debt fund, an investment strategy that is included in the PEI 300 methodology.

Goldman ranked second in last year's PEI 300.

In this year's number-two spot is The Carlyle Group, which has raised $47.8 billion over the past five years for a wide range of private equity strategies.

Rounding out the top five are Kohlberg Kravis Roberts with $47 billion, TPG with $45.1 billion and Apollo Global Management with $34.7 billion.

CVC Capital Partners is the sixth largest private equity firm and the largest firm based outside of the US. The London-based firm raised $34.2 billion over the past five years.

The largest firm headquartered in Asia is Beijing-based CDH Investments, with $4.1 billion in capital raised over the past five years.

Last year's number-one firm, TPG, fell in the rankings in part because it slashed the size of a key private equity fund, TPG Financial Partners, to $2.5 billion from $6 billion. The firm told investors the size of the financial services investment opportunity had been diminished by factors including government intervention.

The 300 firms in this year's ranking have raised a total of $1.315 trillion over the past five years. This is a step down from the $1.337 trillion raised by the largest 300 firms over a similar time span ending 15 April 2009. As the PEI 300 moves forward for the next several years, this five-year fundraising total will likely shrink further as the fundraising boom years peaking in 2007 are removed from the ranking method and replaced by the much weaker fundraising years following the 2008 economic crisis.

The PEI 300, now in its fourth year, is the only apples-to-apples ranking of private equity firms by size. It ranks firms by the amount of direct-investment private equity capital raised or formed over an approximately five-year window. The rankings do not include funds of funds, property funds, hedge funds or most forms of debt funds. Strategies included in the methodology are buyouts, growth equity, venture capital, control-oriented distressed investing and mezzanine debt. The methodology also includes limited partner co-investment capital as well as publicly traded pools of capital"

Part of the ranking.....

Rank/Name of firm/Headquarters/Capital raised over last five years ($m)

1 Goldman Sachs Principal Investment Area New York $54,584.0
2 The Carlyle Group Washington DC $48,175.5
3 Kohlberg Kravis Roberts New York $47,031.0
4 TPG Fort Worth (Texas) $45,052.0
5 Apollo Global Mgmt New York $34,710.0
6 CVC Capital Partners London $34,175.4
7 The Blackstone Group New York $31,139.4
8 Bain Capital Boston $29,239.6
9 Warburg Pincus New York $23,000.0
10 Apax Partners London $21,728.1

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Apr 29, 2010 - 6:43pm

Ooo this is good stuff...timely too...just the other day the Bloomberg Help Desk told me they were going to come out with something like this in a few months.

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May 21, 2010 - 4:56pm

Complete list

1 Goldman Sachs Principal Investment Area New York $54,584.0
2 The Carlyle Group Washington DC $48,175.5
3 Kohlberg Kravis Roberts New York $47,031.0
4 TPG Fort Worth (Texas) $45,052.0
5 Apollo Global Mgmt New York $34,710.0
6 CVC Capital Partners London $34,175.4
7 The Blackstone Group New York $31,139.4
8 Bain Capital Boston $29,239.6
9 Warburg Pincus New York $23,000.0
10 Apax Partners London $21,728.1
11 First Reserve Corporation Greenwich (Connecticut) $19,063.5
12 Advent International Boston $18,179.8
13 Hellman & Friedman San Francisco $17,300.0
14 Cerberus Capital Management New York $14,900.0
15 General Atlantic Greenwich (Connecticut) $14,700.0
16 Permira London $12,963.3
17 Providence Equity Partners Providence (Rhode Island) $12,100.0
18 Clayton Dubilier & Rice New York $11,704.0
19 Terra Firma Capital Partners London $11,645.0
20 Bridgepoint London $11,203.0
21 Teachers' Private Capital Toronto $10,890.5
22 Charterhouse Capital Partners London $10,762.4
23 Fortress Investment Group New York $10,700.0
24 Madison Dearborn Partners Chicago $10,600.0
25 Oaktree Capital Management Los Angeles $10,559.9
26 TA Associates Boston $10,547.5
27 Citi Alternative Investments New York $10,197.0
28 Thomas H. Lee Partners Boston $10,100.0
29 Riverstone Holdings New York $9,800.0
30 Cinven London $9,606.8
31 AXA Private Equity Paris $9,535.1
32 JC Flowers & Co. New York $9,300.0
33 Silver Lake Menlo Park $9,300.0
34 BC Partners London $8,897.3
35 3i London $8,340.9
36 Nordic Capital Stockholm $8,340.9
37 HarbourVest Partners Boston $7,953.8
38 PAI Partners Paris $7,929.2
39 Lindsay Goldberg New York $7,800.0
40 NGP Energy Capital Management Dallas $7,519.0
41 Lone Star Funds Dallas $7,500.0
42 AlpInvest Partners Amsterdam $7,399.2
43 EQT Partners Stockholm $7,372.4
44 Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe New York $7,309.0
45 Onex Partners Toronto $7,278.2
46 Marfin Athens $6,955.2
47 WL Ross & Co. New York $6,900.0
48 Oak Hill Capital Partners Stamford (Connecticut) $6,606.5
49 Sun Capital Partners Boca Raton (Florida) $6,500.0
50 Abraaj Capital Dubai $6,458.8
51 Doughty Hanson London $6,439.6
52 Ares Management Los Angeles $6,000.0
53 One Equity Partners New York $6,000.0
54 CPP Investment Board Toronto $5,666.8
55 Summit Partners Boston $5,663.6
56 Barclays Private Equity London $5,509.0
57 Investcorp Manama (Bahrain) $5,439.0
58 Leonard Green & Partners Los Angeles $5,300.0
59 Sequoia Capital Menlo Park $5,269.8
60 Energy Capital Partners Short Hills (New Jersey) $5,250.0
61 MatlinPatterson Global Advisers New York $5,165.0
62 Kelso & Co. New York $5,125.0
63 New Mountain Capital New York $5,121.8
64 Quantum Energy Partners Houston $5,032.7
65 New Enterprise Associates Chevy Chase (Maryland) $5,008.0
66 Eurazeo Paris $4,939.9
67 Actis London $4,900.0
68 HIG Capital Miami $4,857.2
69 Candover London $4,843.1
70 Pacific Equity Partners Sydney $4,825.7
71 EnCap Investments Houston $4,765.0
72 Stone Point Capital Greenwich (Connecticut) $4,740.4
73 Vestar Capital Partners New York $4,668.8
74 Darby Overseas Investments Washington DC $4,552.0
75 Technology Crossover Ventures Palo Alto $4,400.0
76 Arcapita Manama (Bahrain) $4,399.9
77 Triton Partners Frankfurt $4,372.2
78 LS Power Group New York $4,300.0
79 HgCapital London $4,269.2
80 Altor Equity Partners Stockholm $4,237.7
81 ArcLight Capital Partners Boston $4,200.0
82 CCMP Capital New York $4,160.6
83 TowerBrook Capital Partners New York $4,130.0
84 Babson Capital Boston $4,117.7
85 CDH Investments Beijing $4,060.0
86 Crestview Partners New York $3,950.0
87 Avista Capital Partners New York $3,800.0
88 Lion Capital London $3,793.8
89 Mid Europa Partners London $3,739.8
90 MBK Partners Seoul $3,700.0
91 Denham Capital Management Boston $3,693.9
92 Citadel Capital Cairo $3,685.3
93 The Jordan Company New York $3,576.5
94 Draper Fisher Jurvetson Menlo Park $3,494.0
95 Advantage Partners Tokyo $3,462.9
96 Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors Los Angeles $3,413.7
97 GI Partners Menlo Park $3,350.0
98 Francisco Partners San Francisco $3,300.0
99 Tenaska Capital Management Omaha (Nebraska) $3,238.0
100 SAIF Partners Hong Kong $3,227.1
101 Yucaipa Companies Los Angeles $3,205.9
102 Centerbridge Capital Partners New York $3,200.0
103 GP Investments Sao Paulo $3,140.0
104 Berkshire Partners Boston $3,100.0
105 Court Square Capital Partners New York $3,100.0
106 Softbank Group Tokyo $3,075.6
107 Lime Rock Partners Westport (Connecticut) $3,068.0
108 Montagu Private Equity London $3,041.2
109 Clessidra SGR Milan $3,004.3
110 TDR Capital Partners London $2,959.7
111 Aquiline Capital Partners New York $2,943.0
112 Affinity Equity Partners Hong Kong $2,800.0
113 Unitas Capital Hong Kong $2,790.0
114 GTCR Golder Rauner Chicago $2,750.0
115 Platinum Equity Partners Los Angeles $2,750.0
116 Hony Capital Beijing $2,709.4
117 Irving Place Capital New York $2,700.0
118 KRG Capital Denver $2,675.0
119 Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Menlo Park $2,660.0
120 Accel Partners Menlo Park $2,635.0
121 LBO France Paris $2,626.0
122 Trilantic Capital Partners New York $2,600.0
123 Oak Investment Partners Westport (Connecticut) $2,560.0
124 Gavea Investimentos Rio de Janeiro $2,522.9
125 BAML Capital Partners Charlotte (North Carolina) $2,500.0
126 Charlesbank Capital Partners Boston $2,500.0
127 Hopu Investment Management Beijing $2,500.0
128 Mount Kellett Capital New York $2,500.0
129 Unison Capital Partners Tokyo $2,492.0
130 Audax Group New York $2,400.0
131 Vision Capital London $2,361.0
132 Energy Investors Funds Boston $2,350.0
133 The Gores Group Los Angeles $2,340.0
134 American Securities Capital Partners New York $2,300.0
135 IK Investment Partners London $2,253.4
136 Odyssey Investment Partners New York $2,250.0
137 AEA Investors New York $2,245.0
138 Capital International London $2,190.0
139 Pamplona Capital Management New York $2,182.1
140 AAC Capital Partners Amsterdam $2,176.4
141 Investindustrial Milan $2,152.5
142 Credit Suisse Private Equity New York $2,100.0
143 CHAMP Private Equity Sydney $2,068.2
144 The Riverside Company New York $2,035.0
145 KPS Capital Partners New York $2,020.0
146 Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia Hong Kong $2,015.0
147 Baring Private Equity Asia Hong Kong $2,005.0
148 Global Investment House Safat (Kuwait) $2,003.1
149 ABRY Partners Boston $2,000.0
150 Quadrangle Group New York $2,000.0
151 Spectrum Equity Investors Menlo Park $2,000.0
152 Yorktown Partners New York $2,000.0
153 Energy Spectrum Partners Dallas $1,963.0
154 KERN Partners Calgary $1,928.2
155 Insight Venture Partners New York $1,925.0
156 Moelis Capital Partners Los Angeles $1,904.0
157 Elevation Partners Menlo Park $1,900.0
158 Index Ventures Geneva $1,883.4
159 Great Hill Partners Boston $1,850.0
160 Norwest Venture Partners Palo Alto $1,850.0
161 Diamond Castle Holdings New York $1,825.0
162 ChrysCapital New Delhi $1,819.0
163 HSBC Private Equity (Asia) Hong Kong $1,800.0
164 Navis Capital Partners Kuala Lumpur $1,785.0
165 Blue Ridge China Beijing $1,750.0
166 Veronis Suhler Stevenson New York $1,735.0
167 Duff Ackerman & Goodrich San Francisco $1,734.0
168 Herkules Capital Oslo $1,714.5
169 Matrix Partners Waltham $1,700.0
170 Norwest Equity Partners Minneapolis $1,700.0
171 Cognetas London $1,695.1
172 ARC Financial Corp. Calgary $1,651.7
173 Waterland Private Equity Investments Bussum (Netherlands) $1,640.6
174 Wind Point Partners Chicago $1,615.0
175 VantagePoint Venture Partners San Bruno (California) $1,585.3
176 EnerVest Management Partners Houston $1,570.0
177 Vector Capital San Francisco $1,567.0
178 Genstar Capital San Francisco $1,550.0
179 Sterling Partners Baltimore $1,547.0
180 Mayfield Fund Menlo Park $1,539.0
181 Olympus Partners Stamford (Connecticut) $1,530.0
182 Archer Capital Sydney $1,526.8
183 LCF Rothschild Group Paris $1,516.2
184 Baring Vostok Capital Partners Moscow $1,516.0
185 Flexpoint Ford Chicago $1,505.0
186 Battery Ventures Waltham (Massachusetts) $1,500.0
187 Essex Woodlands Health Ventures Palo Alto $1,500.0
188 Friedman Fleischer & Lowe San Francisco $1,500.0
189 Highland Capital Partners Lexington (Massachusetts) $1,500.0
190 JLL Partners New York $1,500.0
191 Kohlberg & Co. Mount Kisco (New York) $1,500.0
192 New Horizon Capital Beijing $1,496.3
193 21 Partners Venice $1,488.7
194 Astorg Partners Paris $1,481.2
195 IDG Ventures Boston $1,480.0
196 Climate Change Capital London $1,467.0
197 CITIC Capital Hong Kong $1,456.3
198 Pine Brook Road Partners New York $1,430.0
199 Bregal Capital London $1,426.0
200 Austin Ventures Austin (Texas) $1,425.0
201 Roark Capital Group Atlanta $1,417.0
202 New Silk Route Partners New York $1,400.0
203 CapMan Private Equity Helsinki $1,382.7
204 Bessemer Venture Partners Larchmont (New York) $1,350.0
205 Swicorp Riyadh $1,350.0
206 ECP Investments Washington DC $1,336.2
207 CITIC Private Equity Funds Management Beijing $1,316.4
208 Baird Private Equity Chicago $1,301.1
209 Catterton Partners Greenwich (Connecticut) $1,300.0
210 Code Hennessy & Simmons Chicago $1,300.0
211 Pamodzi Investment Holdings Athol (South Africa) $1,300.0
212 Vista Equity Partners San Francisco $1,300.0
213 Duke Street London $1,295.5
214 Foundation Capital Menlo Park $1,294.7
215 Sterling Group Houston $1,290.0
216 Egeria Amsterdam $1,288.8
217 Mercapital Madrid $1,278.0
218 India Value Fund Mumbai $1,275.0
219 Lightspeed Venture Partners Menlo Park $1,275.0
220 Lincolnshire Management New York $1,268.0
221 Greenhill Capital Partners New York $1,264.8
222 Birch Hill Equity Partners Toronto $1,250.9
223 MidOcean Partners New York $1,250.0
224 Vitruvian Partners London $1,244.4
225 Greylock Partners San Mateo (California) $1,225.0
226 Exponent Private Equity London $1,219.0
227 Gilde Utrecht $1,210.8
228 Aisling Capital New York $1,200.0
229 August Capital Menlo Park $1,200.0
230 Domain Associates Princeton (New Jersey) $1,200.0
231 Menlo Ventures Menlo Park $1,200.0
232 Primus Financial Holdings Hong Kong $1,200.0
233 The Sentient Group Sydney $1,191.0
234 AnaCap Financial Partners London $1,177.1
235 Clarus Ventures Cambridge (Massachusetts) $1,160.0
236 LLR Equity Partners Philadelphia $1,160.0
237 OrbiMed Advisors New York $1,150.0
238 Clearwater Capital Partners New York $1,148.6
239 Magnum Industrial Partners Madrid $1,143.5
240 IDFC Private Equity Mumbai $1,143.2
241 Electra Partners London $1,129.6
242 HitecVision Stavanger (Norway) $1,116.0
243 General Catalyst Partners Boston $1,115.0
244 Pamlico Capital Charlotte (North Carolina) $1,115.0
245 Brazos Private Equity Partners Dallas $1,100.0
246 Canaan Partners Menlo Park $1,100.0
247 Huntsman Gay Global Capital Palo Alto $1,100.0
248 KSL Capital Partners Denver $1,100.0
249 Lee Equity Partners New York $1,100.0
250 Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Beverly Hills $1,100.0
251 Nautic Partners Providence $1,100.0
252 Hudson Clean Energy Partners Teaneck (New Jersey) $1,099.3
253 Graham Partners Newtown Square (Pennsylvania) $1,092.0
254 Frazier Healthcare Ventures Seattle $1,090.0
255 Sentinel Capital Partners New York $1,084.0
256 Marlin Equity Partners Los Angeles $1,079.0
257 Mohr Davidow Ventures Menlo Park $1,077.0
258 Corsair Capital Partners New York $1,073.0
259 North Bridge Venture Partners Boston $1,070.0
260 Daiwa SMBC Capital Tokyo $1,067.9
261 Cartesian Capital New York $1,050.0
262 Khosla Ventures Menlo Park $1,050.0
263 Polaris Venture Partners Boston $1,047.0
264 ECI Partners London $1,042.7
265 Water Street Healthcare Partners Chicago $1,035.1
266 Balderton Capital London $1,025.0
267 Paine & Partners Foster City (California) $1,023.9
268 Enterprise Investors Warsaw $1,019.7
269 Guggenheim Partners Chicago $1,015.0
270 Angelo Gordon & Co. New York $1,000.0
271 Greenbriar Equity Group Rye (New York) $1,000.0
272 Ignition Partners Bellevue (Washington) $1,000.0
273 Olympus Capital Holdings Asia Hong Kong $1,000.0
274 Quad-C Management Charlottesville (Virginia) $1,000.0
275 Wellspring Capital Management New York $1,000.0
276 Weston Presidio Capital San Francisco $1,000.0
277 GIMV Antwerp (Belgium) $980.0
278 Southern Cross Group Buenos Aires $968.0
279 Ironbridge Capital Sydney $965.1
280 FountainVest Partners Hong Kong $950.0
281 Morgenthaler Menlo Park $950.0
282 Snow Phipps New York $928.0
283 EFG-Hermes Private Equity Cairo $919.8
284 Versant Ventures Menlo Park $905.5
285 Palamon Capital Partners London $901.4
286 Aurora Capital Group Los Angeles $900.0
287 Institutional Venture Partners Menlo Park $900.0
288 JMI Equity Baltimore $900.0
289 Quintana Capital Houston $900.0
290 Sigma Partners Boston $900.0
291 TSG Consumer Partners San Francisco $896.6
292 Silverfleet Capital London $894.6
293 Veritas Capital New York $893.8
294 Bohai Industrial Investment Fund Mgmt Tianjin (China) $892.2
295 ICICI Ventures Mumbai $892.0
296 Aureos London $887.1
297 Brait Private Equity Johannesburg $880.0
298 Centre Partners Management New York $880.0
299 Graphite Capital Management London $877.0
300 Sofinnova Partners Paris $867.7
* This is a revised 2010 ranking based on updated information we received following our press deadline

 
May 21, 2010 - 5:46pm

Awesome, thanks for the list!

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Jul 6, 2010 - 1:02pm

Now I just have to figure out how to easily mass email them my resume.

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