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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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3i is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Venture capital financing, Private equity 3i Group plc is a multinational private equity and venture capital company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has offices in 13 countries across the Americas, Asia and Europe and had ...more

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ABRY Partners is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity ABRY Partners is a private equity firm headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts that focuses on investments in media. Since 1989, the firm has completed over $18.0 billion of leveraged ...more

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Accel Partners is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Venture capital financing, Private equity Accel Partners is a venture capital firm that has been dedicated for over 25 years to supporting entrepreneurs who possess the unique insight to define new categories and build world-class ...more

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Actis Capital is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity Actis Capital LLP is a private equity firm headquartered in the London Borough of Southwark. It is focused on investments in emerging markets in Africa, China, India, Latin America, and South ...more

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Advanced Technology Ventures is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Venture capital financing, Private equity Our History Founded in 1979, Advanced Technology Ventures (ATV) is a bi-coastal venture capital firm with more than $1.4 billion in capital under management. We work closely with entrepreneurial ...more

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Advent International is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity Advent International is an American global private equity firm focused on buyouts of companies in Western and Central Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia. The firm focuses on ...more

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AEA Investors is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity AEA Investors is one of the oldest private equity firms in the United States. The firm focuses on leveraged buyout, growth capital and mezzanine capital investments in manufacturing, service, ...more

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Allied Capital Corporation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity Allied Capital was a private equity investment firm and mezzanine capital lender providing debt and equity capital for leveraged buyouts, acquisitions and restructurings of established ...more

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AlpInvest Partners is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity AlpInvest Partners is a leading private equity asset manager with $48 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2013. AlpInvest's global investor base includes two large Dutch pension ...more

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Altimo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity, Telecommunications Altimo is the telecoms investment arm of Russia's Alfa Group Consortium, controlled by Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman. Altimo invests in Russia, the CIS, Turkey, and Beirut, Lebanon operating ...more

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Altor Equity Partners is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity Altor Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on leveraged buyout and growth capital investments in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. The firm, which is based in Stockholm, Sweden, ...more

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American Capital is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity American Capital, Ltd. is a publicly traded private equity firm and global asset manager. American Capital, both directly and through its asset management business, originates, underwrites and ...more

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Apax Partners is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Venture capital financing, Private equity Apax Partners LLP is a UK-based private equity and venture capital firm, headquartered in London, England. The company also operates out of eight other offices in New York, Hong Kong, Mumbai, ...more

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Apollo Global Management is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity Apollo Global Management, LLC is an American private equity firm, founded in 1990 by former Drexel Burnham Lambert banker Leon Black. The firm specializes in leveraged buyout transactions and ...more

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Argentum Fondsinvesteringer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity Argentum Fondsinvesteringer is a Norwegian government enterprise that participates as a minority owner in private equity funds. The goal of the company is to stiumulate to create private equity ...more

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Arlington Capital Partners is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity Arlington Capital Partners is a Washington, DC based private equity firm focusing on leveraged buyout and recapitalization investments in middle market companies. Since inception in 1999, the ...more

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Austin Ventures is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Venture capital financing, Private equity For more than twenty years, Austin Ventures has successfully partnered with visionary entrepreneurs and startup executives to build category-defining technology companies. We focus on seed and ...more

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Avista Capital Partners is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity Avista Capital Partners is an American private equity firm focused on growth capital and leveraged buyout investments in middle-market companies in the energy, healthcare and media sectors. The ...more

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Ardian is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity Ardian, formerly AXA Private Equity, is an independent private equity investment company. It has assets of US $50 billion managed or advised in Europe, North America and Asia. The company ...more

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Azione Capital is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Venture capital financing, Private equity, Investment Azione Capital Pte Ltd is an Asian venture capital firm headquartered in Singapore. The firm was named “Most Innovative Venture Capital Firm Singapore 2013” in the Global Banking & Finance ...more

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Babcock & Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Real Estate, Private equity, Investment banking Babcock & Brown was a global investment and advisory firm based in Sydney, Australia that went into liquidation in 2009. It was best known in financial markets for structured finance deals. ...more

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Bain Capital is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity, Investment banking Bain Capital is a global alternative investment firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. It specializes in private equity, venture capital, credit products and absolute return investments. Bain ...more

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Battery Ventures L.P is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Venture capital financing, Private equity Founded in 1983, Battery Ventures is a leading venture capital firm focused on investing in technology companies at all stages of growth, from seed to later stage and tech buyouts. Battery ...more

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BC Partners is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity BC Partners is a private equity firm specialising in buyouts and acquisitions financing in Europe and the United States. The firm invests across all industries. BC Partners was founded in 1986 ...more

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Berkshire Partners is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity Berkshire Partners is a Boston-based private equity firm that has invested in over 100 middle market companies since 1986 through eight investment funds with aggregate capital commitments of $11 ...more

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bmp AG is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
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Brentwood Associates is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Venture capital financing, Private equity Brentwood Associates is one of the oldest private equity firms in the US with groups focusing on both leveraged buyout and venture capital investments. The firm, which is based in Los Angeles, ...more

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Bridgepoint Capital is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity Bridgepoint is a pan-European private equity investor focused on acquiring leading middle market businesses valued up to €1 billion. Recent investments have included Quilter, Wiggle and Pret a ...more

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Brockway Moran & Partners is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity Brockway Moran & Partners is a private equity firm focused on leveraged buyout investments in middle-market companies across a range of industries. The firm, which is based in Boca Raton, ...more

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Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Commercial bank, Private equity, Investment banking Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. is the oldest and largest private bank in the United States. In 1931, the merger of Brown Brothers & Co. and Harriman Brothers & Co. formed the current ...more

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Butler Capital Partners is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity Butler Capital Partners is a European private equity firm focusing primarily on investments in France and Europe. The firm operates in a variety of business sectors including distribution, ...more

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Campbell Lutyens is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Infrastructure, Private equity Campbell Lutyens is an independent private equity advisory firm exclusively focused on primary fundraising and secondary transactions in the private equity, private debt and infrastructure & ...more

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Candover Investments is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity Candover Investments plc is a British-based private equity firm, specialising in arranging and leading large buyouts and buyins. Candover Investments is structured as an investment trust. ...more

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Capvis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity Capvis is a private equity firm focused on leveraged buyout and growth capital investments in middle-market companies across a range of industries in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. The firm, ...more

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CCMP Capital is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity CCMP Capital is a private equity investment firm that focuses on leveraged buyout and growth capital transactions. Formerly known as JP Morgan Partners, the investment professionals of JP Morgan ...more

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Cerberus Capital Management is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. is an American private equity firm. The firm is based in New York City, and run by Steve Feinberg, who co-founded Cerberus in 1992 with William L. Richter, who ...more

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Charles River Ventures is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Venture capital financing, Private equity Charles River Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments in technology and new media companies. The firm, which is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Menlo Park, ...more

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Charlesbank Capital Partners is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity Charlesbank Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm focusing on leveraged buyout transactions involving middle-market companies. The firm typically invests $50 million to $150 ...more

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Charterhouse Capital Partners is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity Charterhouse Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm focusing on leveraged buyout of established, substantial businesses, based in Western Europe. Charterhouse focuses on a variety ...more

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Chicago Growth Partners is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity Chicago Growth Partners is a private equity firm focused on leveraged buyout and growth capital investments in middle-market companies across a range of industries, including, education, ...more

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CHS Capital is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
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CI Capital Partners is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity CI Capital Partners is a private equity firm founded in 1993 by Frederick Iseman and based in New York that specializes in middle market leveraged buyouts. It is estimated that CI Capital ...more

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Cinven is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity Cinven is a European private equity firm founded in 1977 with offices in Guernsey, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Milan, Luxembourg and Hong Kong. Currently, the company has raised five funds, with ...more

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CIVC Partners is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity CIVC Partners, previously known as Continental Illinois Venture Corporation, is a Chicago-based private equity firm that presently has over $1.3 billion of equity capital under management. The ...more

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Clarity Partners is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity Clarity Partners, LP is a private equity firm headquartered in Beverly Hills, California that focuses on investments in media, telecommunications and business services. Clarity Partners also ...more

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Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is one of the oldest private equity investment firms in the world. Founded in 1978, CD&R has managed the investment of approximately $17 billion in 52 ...more

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Colony Capital is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Hospitality, Private equity Colony Capital is a private, international investment firm based in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California. The company, founded in 1991, has over 300 employees operating in 14 offices around the ...more

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Crescent Capital Group is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity Crescent Capital Group is a firm focused on below investment grade markets with primary strategies that include funds that invest in senior bank loans, high-yield debt, mezzanine debt and ...more

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CVC Capital Partners is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity CVC Capital Partners is a private equity firm with approximately US$46 billion in funds focused on management buyouts. Since 1981, CVC has completed over 250 investments across a wide range of ...more

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D. E. Shaw & Co. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Private Equity Companies
Private equity, Hedge fund, Investment management D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. is a global investment management firm founded in 1988 by David E. Shaw and based in New York City. The firm has offices in Hong Kong, India, Shanghai and Tokyo. The ...more