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Most Prominent Bases for Private Equity Firms in Asia and Rest of World

by Adam Palmer

  • 30 Sep 2009
  • PE

In recent blogs, I have explored which countries play host to the largest number of private equity firms globally. Unsurprisingly, this list was dominated by North American and European countries.  Following on from this, I thought it would be interesting to look at where are the most prominent bases for private equity firms are in Asia and Rest of World.

India is home to the largest number of private equity firms in Asia and Rest of the World, with 99 active private equity firms based in the country, which have collectively raised $15.5 billion in the past 10 years. The second largest country is Australia, with 97 firms currently active in the country, and a total of $26.6 billion raised over the last ten years.

Following on from this is China with 89 firms that have garnered $22.5 billion in fund commitments during the last 10 years. The fifth largest Asia and Rest of World country by number of active private equity firms is Israel, with 83 firms currently based there, that have raised $10.5 billion in funds during the last 10 years. This is followed by Hong Kong with 63 active firms in the country, having raised $25.5 billion in private equity funds over the last 10 years.

Japan is next with 57 firms active and funds raised over the last 10 years totalling $30.6 billion in the country. This is followed by Singapore with 49 firms and $4.9 billion raised over the last 10 years, and South Africa with $6.3 billion raised over the last ten years across its 49 active firms.

The ninth largest firm by number of active fund managers in the Asia and Rest of World region is the United Arab Emirates, with 32 private equity firms currently active in the region and a total of $10.3 billion raised over the last 10 years. Completing our top 10 list of countries by the number of private equity firms in the Asia and Rest of World region is South Korea with 26 firms active there, having raised a total of $6.1 billion in the last ten years.

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

 

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