The full listing

Rubenstein’s take on the future as Carlyle tops PEI 300

PEI 300 generates better IRR than last year’s

Risers and fallers over a decade of the PEI 300

All change at the top of the PEI 300

PEI 300: top 50 firms visualised

North America again raised the the lion’s share of capital collected by the top 50 firms over the last five years. Private equity firms in the region raised around $627 billion, with Carlyle Group, Blackstone, KKR, Apollo Global Management and Warburg Pincus accounting for almost 40 percent of the regional total.

European firms in the top 50 raised $206.9 billion, a 44 percent rise compared with last year. CVC Capital Partners led the pack, collecting €15.5 billion for CVC Capital Partners VII in June, the largest euro-denominated private equity fund ever raised, while EQT collected a cool €10.75 billion in February for its eighth flagship.

There were four Asia-Pacific-headquartered firms in this year’s ranking, with the region accounting for a total $42.4 billion, up from $27.7 billion last year.

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