Top 3 Private Equity Blackstone, KKR & Carlyle AUM at $1.38 trillion, Raises $158.5 Billion in 1H 2021
6th August 2021 | Hong Kong
The world’s top 3 Private Equity firms, Blackstone, KKR and Carlyle Group has reported a total of $1.38 trillion AUM (30/6/2021) and raising a total of $158.5 billion in capital in the 1st half of 2021. The largest private equity firm Blackstone reported $684 billion AUM (30/6/21) and raising $68.9 billion (2021 1H). The 2nd largest private equity firm KKR reported $429 billion AUM (30/6/2) and raising $71.4 billion (2021 1H), The 3rd largest private equity firm Carlyle Group reported $276 billion AUM and raising $18.2 billion (2021 1H). (AUM ~ Assets under Management)
” Top 3 Private Equity Blackstone, KKR & Carlyle AUM at $1.38 trillion, Raises $158.5 Billion in 1H 2021 “
Private Markets in Demand, Family Offices & UHNWs
Private markets have evolved tremendously and is growing fast. Institutional investors, family offices, professional investors, UHNWs and UHNWs have taken a strong interest in investing in private markets, and be able to invest early into the next “Alibaba, Apple, Google or Facebook”.
Many Private markets deals were only available to institutional investors, connected circles, club deals or in high ticket size that can range from $1 million to $100 million per placement, with lock-in period from 3 – 5 years, and with some between 7 – 10 years.
Today, private markets have also evolved from traditional private equity, hedge funds and real estate, with many institutional, professional and private investors moving into venture capital, early-stage investments, private debts and investing via secondaries market (able to buy and sell private market investments).
Generally, private market investments have a longer holding period such as 3-5 years or 7-10 years, but may provide high returns (eg. 8% to 30% IRR), and depending on the specific type of investment, may be uncorrelated to the market and provide lower volatility.
The development of private markets such as secondaries platform (for private market), where investors are able to buy and sell anytime, means investors may no longer be tied by the long holding period.
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