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Global League Tables

2018 Annual

Global League Tables

January 31, 2019

PitchBook's 2018 Annual Global League Tables is the comprehensive ranking of private equity and venture capital activity worldwide for the full year. The tables detail top investors by region, firm headquarters, AUM and more, as well as the most active law firms and acquirers of PE-backed and VC-backed companies. In addition, there are multiple tables detailing which service providers are most active in a given deal type, such as the law firms that most frequently service buyouts. 

Report highlights include: 

  • Top PE and VC investors by deal location
  • Most active investment banks by region
  • Rankings of the top law firms by deal types

Note: The Global League Tables were updated on February 15, 2019, when an error impacting several tables was discovered and consequently rectified. They were also updated further on February 21, 2019, to add another investment firm to the venture investors' section. Another update due to an erroneous duplication of a row in the most active venture investors' table occurred on April 9, 2019, followed by one more typo in a consecutive ranking update on June 6, 2019.