PDI 50: The universe is getting bigger

The top ten firms in the PDI 50 have accounted for more than $300bn of capital raised over the last five years.

The amount raised by firms in the PDI 50, stretching back over a five-year period, has increased from $541.5 billion in 2016 to $653 billion this year.

Of the total, $311 billion has been raised by the top ten as private debt follows private equity and other asset classes in the evolution of an elite grouping of prime capital raisers. The list is topped by Lone Star, with $37 billion raised over the last five years.