Showcasing the world's largest private debt firms

Who are the biggest private debt firms in 2018?

Each year we publish our PDI 50 and each year we witness the growing consolidation of the industry. The 2018 list has been no different. This is now our sixth iteration of the ranking, and the second since we expanded the list from 30 to 50 firms.

The PDI 50 tracks all the capital raised by each manager over the past five years through closed-end funds and separately managed accounts.

With so many rankings to look back on, two main themes are emerging. First is that the amount being raised by the top 50 firms continues to rise, growing 8 percent this year to $708.6 billion. Second, more than half of this capital – $383.8 billion – is held by managers in the top 10. In this issue, we dig into the trends illuminated by the PDI 50 and what they suggest about the industry.

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