Distressed Private Equity Firms

by Nicholas Jelfs

  • 12 Jan 2011
  • PE

Preqin’s Fund Manager Profiles product currently holds information on 474 private equity firms that make distressed private equity investments. Over the past 10 years, the 474 firms have collectively raised almost USD 211 billion to make equity and debt investments in distressed companies. Through Preqin’s extensive research, there is also a current estimated dry powder of USD 53 billion for further distressed investments. Out of these firms, 57% are located, or headquartered, in the North America, 28% throughout Europe and the remainder based in Asia and Rest of World.

Crestview, a New York-based private equity firm, has raised an aggregate of just under USD 4 billion for its two distressed private equity funds. It makes distressed equity investments throughout Europe and the US across a diversified range of sectors, including media, healthcare, retail and financial services.

Another notable distressed private equity firm is Brookfield Special Situations Group. The Toronto-based firm has raised two turnaround-focused funds, and is currently in market with its first special situations fund, targeting USD 1 billion. It invests across North America in mining, construction, natural resources and industrial companies.

Fund Manager Profiles is the most extensive, detailed source of information on private equity fund managers in the world. It contains detailed profiles of over 5,300 private equity firms around the world, and current and historic private equity dry powder levels across the globe by region and fund type.

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