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 2022?

The world’s top 100 investors allocated a total of $1.79 trillion to private equity in 2021 – a massive 49 percent leap from the previous year’s figure of $1.2 trillion. The exposures of these firms also grew appreciably, with an average of 15.3 percent of the top 10’s portfolios allocated to the asset class (up from 13 percent last year). One thing’s for sure: even if public markets are struggling, investment appetite within PE has not yet abated.

Within this year’s Global Investor 100 special report, we speak to Suyi Kim, senior managing director and global head of private equity at the top firm on the list, CPP Investments, about the LP’s discipline in deploying capital. We also take a look into some of the ranking’s newcomers, from healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente to French sovereign wealth fund Bpifrance, and examined how strained operations may have had an impact on those who didn’t make the cut this year.


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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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