PEI Asia ranks region's largest private equity firms(2)

Firms headquartered in the MENA region have taken the top four spots in PEI Asia’s inaugural ranking of the 30 largest private equity firms in the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Four firms from the Middle East and North Africa have taken the top spots in PEI Asia’s first annual ranking of the largest private equity firms in the Middle East and Asia Pacific.
 
Abraaj Capital, Investcorp, Arcapita and Citadel Capital rank from numbers one to four respectively in the list, which is calculated based on the amount of private equity direct investment capital raised or created over the past five years.
 
Also making it into the 2009 PEI Asia 30 are three more firms from the MENA region, eight firms from Hong Kong, four houses each from China ex-Hong Kong, Australia and Japan, and one group each from India, South Korea and Malaysia. Between them they have amassed nearly $80 billion over the last five years – a staggering figure dedicated to some of the world’s fastest growing markets.
 
The PEI Asia 30, which draws on research proprietary to PEI Media, will be become an annual feature in PEI Asia magazine, tracking the rise – or fall – of the private equity players in these dynamic regions.
 
A full report on the PEI Asia 30 – including the methodology behind it – was featured in the June issue of PEI Asia magazine, and can be accessed here.