Roughly 380 PE investors worldwide have participated in a transaction of at least $1 billion since the start of 2005, and while the most active firms probably won't be much of a surprise, a closer look at the nearly 900 such deals in the PitchBook Platform lends to a few interesting finds. For example, KKR ranks second on this list over the past decade or so, but did you know the firm has taken part in more than double the amount of $1 billion+ deals of anyone else over the last two years? In 2014, PE investors made 90 deals that reached 10 figures in value, the most since 2008. Totals don't include real estate transactions.
Top investors in $1 billion+ PE deals and their deal counts (including add-ons):