As news of an investor consortium striking a deal with China Huarong Asset Management and Bridgepoint's purchase of Moneycorp hit the wires, it seemed appropriate to review PE activity in the financial services sector. Since 2007, the sector's heyday, no fewer than 810 PE investors have struck deals in the space, with the top firms listed below. 112 were active in the last six months, unsurprisingly; many companies still suffering after-effects of the financial crisis look to PE for a helping hand with operations and capital support. 81 firms had AUMS of $10 billion+, with 50 between $5 billion and $10 billion.
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