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.
Click the image to see a treemap of the top 50: