Latest Rankings Prof Oliver Gottschalg’ annual HEC study ranks TPG Capital as the world’s top-performing large private equity firm, according to efinancialnews. Hellman & Friedman, ranked second and distressed investment specialist, Oaktree Capital Management, came in third. Europe’s Nordic Capital came next. Midmarket top spot goes to Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, a US buyout firm, and SCF Partners, based in Houston, Texas, was ranked top-performing in the small fund category.
The HEC methodology measures the performance of each fund managed by a general partner based on six performance indicators and it also aggregates performance of GPs independent of the vintage years of the underlying funds. The firms are ranked alongside their peers (based on size, rather than sector or geography). Fund sizes are based on fundraising figures provided by Preqin.