Who are the most significant limited partners in the current private equity market?
Any attempt to answer this question might consider various factors: total assets under management, allocations; team size; geographical reach; thought leadership; coinvestment ability; speed of movement; and so on.
But the more we thought about it, the more it seemed to us that by far the most important metric (particularly in the current fundraising climate) was this: how actively is that LP committing capital to private equity firms at the moment?
This thought led us to develop the LP50 – a unique new ranking of the biggest and most active investors in the business, as measured by the amount of capital they committed to third-party-managed funds in the last 12 months.
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