Private Equity Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Global Private Equity Market Overview & Industry Analysis and is Segmented by Fund Type (Buyout, Venture Capital (VCs), Real Estate, Infrastructure, Other (Distressed PE, Direct Lending, Etc. ), Sector (Technology (Software), Healthcare, Real Estate and Services, Financial Services, Industrials, Consumer & Retail, Energy & Power, Media & Entertainment, Telecom, and Others (Transportation, Etc. )), Investments (Large Cap, Upper Middle Market, Lower Middle Market, and Real Estate), Geography (North America, Europe, Asia -Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa). The Report Offers Market Size and Forecasts for the Global Private Equity Market in Value (USD Million) for all the Above Segments.

Private Equity Market Size

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Study Period 2020 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR (2024 - 2029) > 10.00 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia
Largest Market North America
Market Concentration Medium

Major Players

Private Equity Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Private Equity Market Analysis

The Private Equity Market is expected to register a CAGR of greater than 10% during the forecast period.

The availability of a huge volume of capital in the market and the growing need for diversification of that capital are the key reasons contributing to the growth of the private equity market. In addition, the correlation of private equity compared with other investment classes is low, making it a preferable choice for ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNIs) and high net individuals (HNIs). The emerging trend of start-up culture is estimated to increase the number of private equity deals. Furthermore, as the general public does not take up investing in private equity firms, it does not have many rules and regulations. This contributes to the growth of private equity deals as the investors have more control and freedom over their funds without the government's interference.

The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the Private Equity (PE) industry in ways not seen before, handcuffing their ability to pounce as investors everywhere remained cautious or complacent. But as the situation begins to stabilize, expect PE firms will enthusiastically reengage and help lead the recovery, applying their historical expertise and value-creating capabilities to stand companies back up and position them for long-term success.

Private Equity Market Trends

Growth Investments Have Become Larger and More Complex

Growth investments of USD 19.6 billion in 2021 are lower by around 14% compared to 2020. However, growth investments in 2020 were propped up by mega investments worth USD 15.1 billion in RIL group companies. Adjusted for these one-off deals, growth investments in 2021 are almost 2.5 times the value recorded in 2020 (USD 7.8 billion, adjusted value) and more than twice the value recorded in any of the previous years. This growth was not only driven by a higher number of deals but also by an increase in the average deal size. 2021 recorded 187 deals, 61% higher compared to 2020 (116 deals) and an average deal size of USD 105 million, which is almost 50% higher than earlier years except 2020 which had a higher average deal size due to the mega deals in RIL group companies. Eight sectors recorded over USD 1 billion in growth investments in 2021, led by e-commerce, media and entertainment, real estate, and financial services.

Private Equity Market - Average Deal Size of Growth Investments, In USD Million, 2018-2021

Emergence of SPACs ­­to Boost the Demand for Private Equity

The SPAC IPO has been around in its current form since the 1990s, but the surge in popularity is more recent. 2021's SPAC proceeds of USD 143 billion nearly doubled 2020's record USD 73 billion. The number of SPAC mergers (including both announced and completed acquisitions of target companies) hit new records every quarter in 2021 to peak at 104 in Q4'21, although the pace slowed in 2022 so far. In the first two months of 2022, the average redemption rate for a SPAC merger reached 80% - meaning 4 out of 5 shares were redeemed before the target was acquired - up from about 50% in 2021 and just 20% in 2020. Moreover, the future of SPACs will likely involve private equity firms in sponsoring many SPACs by utilizing their financial resources, networks, deal-making expertise, and industry experience. This will further contribute to the rapid expansion of SPACs as a preferred investment vehicle in the forthcoming years. Lastly, some forces like the lingering pandemic and geopolitical turmoil are also driving PE deal-making imperatives.

Private Equity Market - Top 5 Completed SPAC Mergers by Valuation in 2022, In USD Billion

Private Equity Industry Overview

The global private equity market experiences intense competition due to the presence of numerous established companies in the market. SPACs have a short lock-in period (usually 18 to 24 months) compared to PE portfolio companies (5-6 years). They can earn sizeable returns more quickly than a private equity fund. Some of the leading players involved in the production and marketing of the Global private equity market include Advent International, Apollo Global Management, The Blackstone Group Inc, The Carlyle Group Inc, CVC Capital Partners, KKR & Co. Inc, Thoma Bravo, EQT AB, Vista Equity Partners, TPG Capital, Bain Capital, Warburg Pincus LLC, and Neuberger Berman Group LLC among others.

Private Equity Market Leaders

  1. Advent International

  2. Apollo Global Management

  3. Blackstone

  4. Carlyle

  5. CVC Capital Partners

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Private Equity Market Concentration
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Private Equity Market News

  • September 2022: Nonantum Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity firm, today announced the acquisition of LJP Waste Solutions ("LJP") from Aperion Management. LJP is a leading regional provider of non-hazardous solid waste and recycling services specializing in zero landfill and waste-to-energy solutions.
  • August 2022: Indian firm Trilegal acted as the sole advisor to global consumer internet group and technology investor Prosus Ventures and PayU India for the acquisition of Limited (BillDesk). It is the largest-ever acquisition in the digital payments space in India, and the deal is valued at USD 4.7 billion.

Private Equity Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter Five Forces

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    5. 4.5 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 By Fund Type

      1. 5.1.1 Buyout

      2. 5.1.2 Venture Capital (VCs)

      3. 5.1.3 Real Estate

      4. 5.1.4 Infrastructure

      5. 5.1.5 Other (Distressed PE, Direct Lending, etc.)

    2. 5.2 By Sector

      1. 5.2.1 Technology (Software)

      2. 5.2.2 Healthcare

      3. 5.2.3 Real Estate and Services

      4. 5.2.4 Financial Services

      5. 5.2.5 Industrials

      6. 5.2.6 Consumer & Retail

      7. 5.2.7 Energy & Power

      8. 5.2.8 Media & Entertainment

      9. 5.2.9 Telecom

      10. 5.2.10 Others (Transportation, etc.)

    3. 5.3 By Investments

      1. 5.3.1 Large Cap

      2. 5.3.2 Upper Middle Market

      3. 5.3.3 Lower Middle Market

      4. 5.3.4 Real Estate

    4. 5.4 By Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Latin America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Market Concentration Overview

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Advent International

      2. 6.2.2 Apollo Global Management

      3. 6.2.3 Blackstone

      4. 6.2.4 Carlyle

      5. 6.2.5 CVC Capital Partners

      6. 6.2.6 EnCap Investments

      7. 6.2.7 KKR

      8. 6.2.8 Neuberger Berman

      9. 6.2.9 TPG Capital

      10. 6.2.10 Warburg Pincus*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive


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Private Equity Industry Segmentation

This report aims to provide a detailed analysis of the global private equity market. It focuses on the market dynamics, emerging trends in the segments and regional markets, and insights into various product and application types. Also, it analyses the key players and the competitive landscape in the global private equity market. The Private Equity Market is segmented by Fund Type( Buyout, Venture Capital (VCs), Real Estate, Infrastructure, Other (Distressed PE, Direct Lending, etc.), By Sector (Technology (Software), Healthcare, Real Estate and Services, Financial Services, Industrials, Consumer & Retail, Energy & Power, Media & Entertainment, Telecom, Others (Transportation, etc.)), Investments(Large Cap, Upper Middle Market, Lower Middle Market, Real Estate), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia -Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts for the Global Private Equity Market in value (USD Million) for all the above segments.

By Fund Type
Venture Capital (VCs)
Real Estate
Other (Distressed PE, Direct Lending, etc.)
By Sector
Technology (Software)
Real Estate and Services
Financial Services
Consumer & Retail
Energy & Power
Media & Entertainment
Others (Transportation, etc.)
By Investments
Large Cap
Upper Middle Market
Lower Middle Market
Real Estate
By Geography
North America
Asia Pacific
Latin America
Middle East & Africa
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Private Equity Market Research FAQs

The Private Equity Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 10% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Advent International, Apollo Global Management, Blackstone, Carlyle and CVC Capital Partners are the major companies operating in the Private Equity Market.

Asia is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Private Equity Market.

The report covers the Private Equity Market historical market size for years: 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Private Equity Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

The key trends driving growth in the Private Equity Market are a) Rise of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Investing b) Emergence of SPACs (Special Purpose Acquisition Companies)

Private Equity Industry Report

The global private equity market, as analyzed by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports, is projected to experience significant growth in the coming years. This growth is driven by factors such as the availability of a large volume of capital, the need for capital diversification, and the rise of start-up culture. Private equity, a form of investment where funds are pooled from various sources to acquire ownership stakes in private companies, often involves restructuring or expansion efforts to enhance the company's value. The market, segmented based on fund type, sector, and region, is seeing significant growth in the technology and industrial sectors. North America currently holds the highest market share due to its well-established ecosystem for private equity, while Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing region. Despite challenges posed by regulatory complexities and limited liquidity, opportunities for sustainable practices and governance principles arise through ESG integration. The Private Equity market share, size, and revenue growth rate statistics, along with a market forecast outlook and a historical overview, are available as a free report PDF download.

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Private Equity Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)