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List of Private Equity Companies

Updated June 8, 2017 27.4k views158 items

List of the top private equity companies in the world, listed by their prominence with corporate logos when available. This list of major private equity companies includes the largest and most profitable private equity businesses, corporations, agencies, vendors and firms in the world. If you are wondering what the biggest private equity companies are, then this list has you covered. This list includes the most famous private equity companies in the industry, so if you're thinking of working in the private equity industry you might want to look to these companies for jobs. This list includes names of both small and big private equity businesses.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different companies, including Goldman Sachs and Accel Partners.

This list answers the questions, "What are the biggest private equity companies in the world?" and "What are the most successful private equity companies?"
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  • 1

    3i

    Venture capital financing, Private equity
    3i Group plc is a multinational private equity and venture capital company headquartered in...  more
  • 2

    ABRY Partners

    Private equity
    ABRY Partners is a private equity firm headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts that focuses on...  more
  • 3

    Accel Partners

    Venture capital financing, Private equity
    Accel Partners is a venture capital firm that has been dedicated for over 25 years to...  more
  • 4

    Actis Capital

    Private equity
    Actis Capital LLP is a private equity firm headquartered in the London Borough of Southwark....  more
  • 5

    Advanced Technology Ventures

    Venture capital financing, Private equity
    Our History Founded...  more
  • 6

    Advent International

    Private equity
    Advent International is an American global private equity firm focused on buyouts of companies...  more
  • 7

    AEA Investors

    Private equity
    AEA Investors is one of the oldest private equity firms in the United States. The firm focuses...  more
  • 8
    Allied Capital was a private equity investment firm and mezzanine capital lender providing...  more
  • 9

    AlpInvest Partners

    Private equity
    AlpInvest Partners is a leading private equity asset manager with $48 billion of assets under...  more
  • 10

    Altimo

    Private equity, Telecommunications
    Altimo is the telecoms investment arm of Russia's Alfa Group Consortium, controlled by Russian...  more
  • 11

    Altor Equity Partners

    Private equity
    Altor Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on leveraged buyout and growth capital...  more
  • 12

    American Capital

    Private equity
    American Capital, Ltd. is a publicly traded private equity firm and global asset manager....  more
  • 13

    Apax Partners

    Venture capital financing, Private equity
    Apax Partners LLP is a UK-based private equity and venture capital firm, headquartered in...  more
  • 14
    Apollo Global Management, LLC is an American private equity firm, founded in 1990 by former...  more
  • 15
    Argentum Fondsinvesteringer is a Norwegian government enterprise that participates as a...  more
  • 16
    Arlington Capital Partners is a Washington, DC based private equity firm focusing on leveraged...  more
  • 17

    Austin Ventures

    Venture capital financing, Private equity
    For more than twenty years, Austin Ventures has successfully partnered with visionary...  more
  • 18

    Avista Capital Partners

    Private equity
    Avista Capital Partners is an American private equity firm focused on growth capital and...  more
  • 19

    Ardian

    Private equity
    Ardian, formerly AXA Private Equity, is an independent private equity investment company. It...  more
  • 20

    Azione Capital

    Venture capital financing, Private equity
    Azione Capital Pte Ltd is an Asian venture capital firm headquartered in Singapore. The firm...  more
  • 21

    Babcock & Brown

    Real Estate, Private equity
    Babcock & Brown was a global investment and advisory firm based in Sydney, Australia that went...  more
  • 22

    Bain Capital

    Private equity, Investment banking
    Bain Capital is a global alternative investment firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. It...  more
  • 23

    Battery Ventures L.P

    Venture capital financing, Private equity
    Founded in 1983, Battery Ventures is a leading venture capital firm focused on investing in...  more
  • 24

    BC Partners

    Private equity
    BC Partners is a private equity firm specialising in buyouts and acquisitions financing in...  more
  • 25

    Berkshire Partners

    Private equity
    Berkshire Partners is a Boston-based private equity firm that has invested in over 100 middle...  more