Showcasing the world's largest private equity firms

Who are the biggest private equity firms in 2017?

Welcome to the PEI 300, our list of the world’s biggest private equity firms, providing a comprehensive breakdown of the fundraising environment for private equity.

This year the PEI 300 saw more capital raised by the industry’s biggest firms than ever in its history, with market conditions driving investors toward brand names.

Alongside the online ranking is our special PEI 300 report. With comprehensive analysis of the top 300, it reveals how firms just outside the top 10 are the ones producing the best returns.

We also look at the influential groups and dealmakers who didn’t make it onto this year’s list; explore the growth of capital raised by tech-focused firms; plus much more.

Our methodology:

Our ranking looks at the world’s top fund managers according to a very simple metric: how much capital they have raised for private equity investment in the last five years.

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