Top 10 Buyout Firms

by Adam Palmer

  • 16 Sep 2009
  • PE

In our latest edition of Preqin Private Equity Spotlight we looked at the top ten buyout firms by estimated dry powder. It comes as no surprise that the majority of these firms are located in the US, with the UK being the only other location represented.

The largest buyout firm globally by buyout dry powder available is TPG. The Texas-based firm is currently sitting on $21.7 billion in estimated dry powder. This is $4.6 billion more than the second largest firm, Washington, DC-based Carlyle Group, which currently has $17.1 billion in buyout dry powder available.

This is followed by the appearance of a UK-based firm, CVC Capital Partners has $16.8 billion in estimated dry powder at its disposal. The fourth largest fund manager by buyout dry powder available is US-based KKR, which currently has an estimated $13.6 billion in dry powder available.

In fifth place, we have New York-based Blackstone Group, which currently possesses $13.0 billion of dry powder, followed closely by Boston-based Bain Capital, with $12.2 billion.  
In seventh and eighth place are the New York firms Goldman Sachs and Apollo Management, with $12.1 billion and $11.15 billion respectively. This is followed by Advent International which currently possesses $11.1 billion in buyout dry powder.

Concluding our list of top 10 firms by buyout dry powder available, we have the appearance of another UK-based firm, Apax Partners. The London-based firm currently possesses an estimated $9.2 billion of dry powder.

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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