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In our first edition of the Europe 250, we analyzed and ranked the largest and most active investors in Europe. Our ranking is based on the size of the underlying portfolio and is calculated with a proprietary Gain.pro algorithm.

Compared to some existing global investor rankings based on recent fundraising activity, we have chosen a novel approach in order to capture the geographical element as well as the investor specific (fund-related) technicalities. Given we at Gain.pro track investor portfolios on an asset level with the most complete and high quality information available in the market, we are well-positioned to construct a more accurate ranking.

This ranking is determined by the total managed EV of each investor, calculated by multiplying the number of European portfolio companies by the median portfolio EBITDA and a predicted EBITDA multiple derived from a proprietary valuation algorithm developed by Gain.pro. In our first edition, we will rank the 250 most active investors across the continent. After this first edition, we will do similar rankings but then focus on specific geographies and (sub)sectors in Europe.

Compared to some existing global investor rankings based on recent fundraising activity, we have chosen a novel approach in order to capture the geographical element as well as the investor specific (fund-related) technicalities. Given we at Gain.pro track investor portfolios on an asset level with the most complete and high quality information available on the market, we are well-positioned to construct a more accurate ranking. This ranking is determined by the total managed EV of each investor, calculated by multiplying the number of European portfolio companies by the median portfolio EBITDA and a predicted EBITDA multiple derived from a proprietary valuation algorithm developed by Gain.pro. 
We rank the 250 most active investors across the continent in our first edition of the report. After this, we will go one layer deeper by ranking on a geographical and sectoral level.

In our first edition of the Europe 250, we analyzed and ranked the largest and most active investors in Europe. Our ranking is based on the size of the underlying portfolio and is calculated with a proprietary Gain.pro algorithm.

Compared to some existing global investor rankings based on recent fundraising activity, we have chosen a novel approach in order to capture the geographical element as well as the investor specific (fund-related) technicalities. Given we at Gain.pro track investor portfolios on an asset level with the most complete and high quality information available in the market, we are well-positioned to construct a more accurate ranking.

This ranking is determined by the total managed EV of each investor, calculated by multiplying the number of European portfolio companies by the median portfolio EBITDA and a predicted EBITDA multiple derived from a proprietary valuation algorithm developed by Gain.pro. In our first edition, we will rank the 250 most active investors across the continent. After this first edition, we will do similar rankings but then focus on specific geographies and (sub)sectors in Europe.

Compared to some existing global investor rankings based on recent fundraising activity, we have chosen a novel approach in order to capture the geographical element as well as the investor specific (fund-related) technicalities. Given we at Gain.pro track investor portfolios on an asset level with the most complete and high quality information available on the market, we are well-positioned to construct a more accurate ranking. This ranking is determined by the total managed EV of each investor, calculated by multiplying the number of European portfolio companies by the median portfolio EBITDA and a predicted EBITDA multiple derived from a proprietary valuation algorithm developed by Gain.pro. 

We rank the 250 most active investors across the continent in our first edition of the report. After this, we will go one layer deeper by ranking on a geographical and (sub)sectoral level.

In our first edition of the Europe 250, we analyzed and ranked the largest and most active investors in Europe. Our ranking is based on the size of the underlying portfolio and is calculated with a proprietary Gain.pro algorithm.

Compared to some existing global investor rankings based on recent fundraising activity, we have chosen a novel approach in order to capture the geographical element as well as the investor specific (fund-related) technicalities. Given we at Gain.pro track investor portfolios on an asset level with the most complete and high quality information available in the market, we are well-positioned to construct a more accurate ranking.

This ranking is determined by the total managed EV of each investor, calculated by multiplying the number of European portfolio companies by the median portfolio EBITDA and a predicted EBITDA multiple derived from a proprietary valuation algorithm developed by Gain.pro. In our first edition, we will rank the 250 most active investors across the continent. After this first edition, we will do similar rankings but then focus on specific geographies and (sub)sectors in Europe.

Compared to some existing global investor rankings based on recent fundraising activity, we have chosen a novel approach in order to capture the geographical element as well as the investor specific (fund-related) technicalities. Given we at Gain.pro track investor portfolios on an asset level with the most complete and high quality information available on the market, we are well-positioned to construct a more accurate ranking. This ranking is determined by the total managed EV of each investor, calculated by multiplying the number of European portfolio companies by the median portfolio EBITDA and a predicted EBITDA multiple derived from a proprietary valuation algorithm developed by Gain.pro. 
We rank the 250 most active investors across the continent in our first edition of the report. After this, we will go one layer deeper by ranking on a geographical and sectoral level.

In our first edition of the Europe 250, we analyzed and ranked the largest and most active investors in Europe. Our ranking is based on the size of the underlying portfolio and is calculated with a proprietary Gain.pro algorithm.

Compared to some existing global investor rankings based on recent fundraising activity, we have chosen a novel approach in order to capture the geographical element as well as the investor specific (fund-related) technicalities. Given we at Gain.pro track investor portfolios on an asset level with the most complete and high quality information available in the market, we are well-positioned to construct a more accurate ranking.

This ranking is determined by the total managed EV of each investor, calculated by multiplying the number of European portfolio companies by the median portfolio EBITDA and a predicted EBITDA multiple derived from a proprietary valuation algorithm developed by Gain.pro. In our first edition, we will rank the 250 most active investors across the continent. After this first edition, we will do similar rankings but then focus on specific geographies and (sub)sectors in Europe.

Compared to some existing global investor rankings based on recent fundraising activity, we have chosen a novel approach in order to capture the geographical element as well as the investor specific (fund-related) technicalities. Given we at Gain.pro track investor portfolios on an asset level with the most complete and high quality information available on the market, we are well-positioned to construct a more accurate ranking. This ranking is determined by the total managed EV of each investor, calculated by multiplying the number of European portfolio companies by the median portfolio EBITDA and a predicted EBITDA multiple derived from a proprietary valuation algorithm developed by Gain.pro. 
We rank the 250 most active investors across the continent in our first edition of the report. After this, we will go one layer deeper by ranking on a geographical and sectoral level.

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Highlighted insight

The Europe 250

#

Investor

01

CVC

02

EQT

03

KKR

04

GIC

05

BlackRock

06

Permira

07

Blackstone

08

Bain Capital

09

Cinven

10

Hellman & Friedman

HQ

European portfolio

Managed EV, €

Entries/Exits since '18

Median EBITDA, €

Fundraising since '18, €

GB

74 companies

59.1bn

66/29

113.6m

69.3bn

SE

119 companies

46.7bn

112/48

76.8m

112.5bn

US

59 companies

38.0bn

57/26

108.7m

107.0bn

SG

36 companies

36.5bn

33/6

320.4m

-

US

38 companies

31.9bn

29/4

253.1m

21.5bn

GB

42 companies

30.7bn

29/10

99.9m

33.1bn

US

38 companies

26.5bn

36/11

117.2m

197.2bn

US

34 companies

25.7bn

33/11

132.4m

38.2bn

GB

9 companies

25.4bn

30/15

95.2m

22.9bn

US

25 companies

25.1bn

6/4

432.0m

38.5bn

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Leverage our insights to analyze the biggest investors in Europe

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Leverage our insights to analyze the biggest investors in Europe

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Leverage our insights to analyze the biggest investors in Europe

Methodology

Methodology

Methodology

The ranking is determined by the total managed EV of each investor, calculated by multiplying the number of European portfolio companies by the median portfolio EBITDA and a predicted EBITDA multiple derived from a proprietary valuation algorithm developed by Gain.pro. Moreover, the managed EV is adjusted when the investor primarily engages in minority investments. 

Investors who have executed less than 3 investments in Europe between January 2018 and July 2023 are excluded from the ranking. The median portfolio EBITDA calculation only includes companies with a positive EBITDA, and the ranking only includes investors with more than 4 EBITDA positive investments in Europe. Therefore, this ranking is focused on traditional buyout investments vs. growth investments. 

Fundraising data, investor entries and exits refer to a timeframe from January 2018 to July 2023. Fundraising data includes investors’ global strategies and is not restricted to Europe only. 

The ranking is determined by the total managed EV of each investor, calculated by multiplying the number of European portfolio companies by the median portfolio EBITDA and a predicted EBITDA multiple derived from a proprietary valuation algorithm developed by Gain.pro. Moreover, the managed EV is adjusted when the investor primarily engages in minority investments. 

Investors who have executed less than 3 investments in Europe between January 2018 and July 2023 are excluded from the ranking. The median portfolio EBITDA calculation only includes companies with a positive EBITDA, and the ranking only includes investors with more than 4 EBITDA positive investments in Europe. Therefore, this ranking is focused on traditional buyout investments vs. growth investments. 

Fundraising data, investor entries and exits refer to a timeframe from January 2018 to July 2023. Fundraising data includes investors’ global strategies and is not restricted to Europe only. 

The ranking is determined by the total managed EV of each investor, calculated by multiplying the number of European portfolio companies by the median portfolio EBITDA and a predicted EBITDA multiple derived from a proprietary valuation algorithm developed by Gain.pro. Moreover, the managed EV is adjusted when the investor primarily engages in minority investments. 

Investors who have executed less than 3 investments in Europe between January 2018 and July 2023 are excluded from the ranking. The median portfolio EBITDA calculation only includes companies with a positive EBITDA, and the ranking only includes investors with more than 4 EBITDA positive investments in Europe. Therefore, this ranking is focused on traditional buyout investments vs. growth investments. 

Fundraising data, investor entries and exits refer to a timeframe from January 2018 to July 2023. Fundraising data includes investors’ global strategies and is not restricted to Europe only. 

The ranking is determined by the total managed EV of each investor, calculated by multiplying the number of European portfolio companies by the median portfolio EBITDA and a predicted EBITDA multiple derived from a proprietary valuation algorithm developed by Gain.pro. Moreover, the managed EV is adjusted when the investor primarily engages in minority investments. 

Investors who have executed less than 3 investments in Europe between January 2018 and July 2023 are excluded from the ranking. The median portfolio EBITDA calculation only includes companies with a positive EBITDA, and the ranking only includes investors with more than 4 EBITDA positive investments in Europe. Therefore, this ranking is focused on traditional buyout investments vs. growth investments. 

Fundraising data, investor entries and exits refer to a timeframe from January 2018 to July 2023. Fundraising data includes investors’ global strategies and is not restricted to Europe only. 

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Leverage our insights to analyze the biggest investors in Europe

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Leverage our insights to analyze the biggest investors in Europe

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Leverage our insights to analyze the biggest investors in Europe

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Leverage our insights to analyze the biggest investors in Europe

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