The biggest private equity investors

Welcome to the Global Investor 100, Private Equity International’s list of the world’s biggest private equity investors, based on the market value of their private equity investment portfolio.

Which are the biggest private equity investors in 2021?

Our latest ranking represents $1.2 trillion invested in the asset class – a 20 percent jump on the prior year – a sign that institutional investors continue to be hungry for private equity. This year we welcome 16 new entrants to the list, including three investors from outside North America.

We also catch up with Shane Feeney, who’s led private equity at CPP Investments since 2018, in what was likely his last interview in his post at the pension. We also examine why New York City’s five main public pensions are silent giants in the asset class and why the Hong Kong Monetary Authority is the next investor you need to know in Asia.


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In addition to the Global Investor 100, Private Equity International also compile other private equity rankings.

What’s more, our sister titles also produce their own industry rankings covering private debt, infrastructure investing and private real estate.

To view the latest rankings from Private Equity International, plus those from Private Debt InvestorInfrastructure Investor and PERE, simply navigate through the sections below:


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