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Top Ten Firms Raising Mezzanine Funds

Preqin data shows that there are currently 313 private equity firms managing mezzanine funds. Continuing with the theme of previous blogs we used data from Preqin’s Fund Manager Profiles database to compile a list of the top 10 firms, by aggregate capital raised by mezzanine funds in the last 10 years.

Goldman Sachs Private Equity Group has raised the most capital from mezzanine vehicles. Founded in 1869, the firm has raised a total of $21.7 billion in the last 10 years. This is followed by TCW Group, which in the last decade has raised a total of nearly $9 billion.
New York-based, Blackstone Group is the third-largest firm raising mezzanine funds, having raised $4.1 billion. Fourth, is London-based Intermediate Capital Group, which has raised just over $4 billion.

Completing the top five is Oaktree Capital Management. Its most recently closed mezzanine fund, OCM Mezzanine Fund II, collected $1.25 billion in capital commitments and the firm has garnered $3.4 billion in capital in the last 10 years.

Sixth and seventh are the US-based firms, Credit Suisse Customized Fund Investment Group and Babson Capital Management. In the last decade these two firms have raised $3.1 billion and $2.8 billion respectively.

Eighth, is New Jersey-based firm, GSC Group, with $2.8 billion. This is followed by Golub Capital which has raised $2.2 billion in the last decade.

Completing the list is Babson Capital Europe. €343 million was committed to its latest mezzanine fund, Almack Mezzanine II and the London-based firm has raised just over $2.1 billion since 1999.

All information for these listings is taken from our fund manager profiles. For more information please visit our Fund Manager Profiles.

Posted by Adam Palmer on 28-Oct-2009

Keywords: private equity, private equity fund managers, private equity mezzanine, mezzanine funds, mezzanine firms