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Private Equity and Venture Capital Industries
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To to an analysis of the private equity and venture capital industries. Information to be provided includes number of companies, amount of capital available for investment, the industries invested in, and growth rates of each respective industry.
Private Equity (PE)
In 2018, the global private equity industry experienced an impressive
increase in investment
as a result of factors that included fierce competition and
rising asset prices
that continued to constrain deal counts.
In 2018, the number of individual transactions in the private equity industry decreased in number by
worldwide. However, the total buyout value jumped
to a value of
(inclusive of add-on-deals) capping the strongest five-year run in the industry’s history.
According to Investopedia, the volume of private equity deals in 2017 was
and the average deal size in this year was
According to Investopedia, key players within the global private equity industry include
Apollo Global Management LLC
, Blackstone Group LP, Carlyle Group, KKR & Company LP, Ares Management LP,
Oaktree Capital Management LP
, Fortress Investment Group LLC, Bain Capital LLC, TPG Capital LP, and Ardian.
A list of the top 300 private equity firms in the world can be accessed on the
Private Equity International website.
Venture Capital (VC)
By the end of 2018, the United States venture capital industry invested
in US-based startups, surpassing the all-time high that was experienced in 2000.
In 2018, a total of
was invested globally into an estimated
via venture capital financing. This represented a a 46% increase from 2017’s figures.
The United States accounted for
of the total global venture capital investment. This translates to
Key players within the venture capital industry include Start-Up Chile,
Insight Venture Partners,
Tencent Holdings , New Enterprise Associates , Sequoia Capital China , Accel ,
Sequoia Capital , Higher Ground Labs
, Quake Capital Partners , and Goldman Sachs.
A list of the top 100 venture capital firms in the world can be accessed on the
CB Insights website.
According to the National Venture Capital Association, there are
798 venture capital firms
in the United States down from
that existed in 2005.