Top 20 investors with the biggest sum of Private Equity funding rounds over the recent years

Top 20 investors with the biggest sum of Private Equity funding rounds over the recent years

Intro

The top 20 investors according to the total money raised in the funding rounds. These are VC funds and corporate investors that have invested in Private Equity stage over the last 4 years.

Amount of money raised in Private Equity funding rounds is $153.4B, which is 9.3% of the total amount of money raised over the last 4 years.

Top 20 investors with the biggest sum of Private Equity funding rounds over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The most common region for top VCs is North America which hosts 16 funds. There are also funds from Western Europe, Eastern Asia, and . The most common country among top VCs is The United States which hosts 14 funds. There are also funds from Canada, The United Kingdom and Russia. The most common city is New York which is home to 7 funds. There are also funds from San Francisco, Washington and Toronto. VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from Japan, Czechia, and China. For the majority of the funds, the country of the funds’ establishment and the country of their most frequent investments coincide.
  • Industry Focus – The funds’ most common field for investments is Banking. They also invest in Business Development, Real Estate and Social.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1869 and the newest one in 2018. In 2000 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2000 to 2020. For some funds, 2019 was the year with the most amount of deals.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 2 – 6 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 7 – 12, 2 or in 13 – 24. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 5, the maximum is 463. Average number of funding rounds is 103.6 while median is 87.0. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 1 and maximum is 226. Average amount of lead investments is 50.1 while median is 42.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 20. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -45.19 and 10.2 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is -15.19 and the median is -15.89. It means that these funds act as lead investors less often than other funds.
  • Typical Rounds – Funds participate in rounds with 3 – 4 or 2 – 3 investors more often than in rounds with 7 – 8 or 6 – 7 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is 100-500 million. Less common ranges are 50 – 100 million, less than 100 thousands and 10 – 50 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.0 at minimum and 1.27 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 0.44 and median is 0.29. The most common multiplicator value is 0.0.
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