The World’s Top 300 Private Equity Firms

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Goldman Sachs’ came out on top of Private Equity International‘s latest list of the largest private equity firms, supplanting last year’s winner, TPG. The P.E.I. calculated that the Wall Street firm had raised nearly $55 billion for direct private equity investment over the past five years, up from the $49 billion that earned Goldman the No. 2 spot on last year’s list.

Private Equity International‘s annual list ranks buyout shops by the amount of capital they have managed to raise over the last five years, as opposed to the size of their buyout deals.

For more information about the ranking, click here.