Our Investors and Funds

Since our founding in 1974, we have raised over $22 billion of equity capital, acquired more than 140 portfolio companies and completed over 350 add-on acquisitions, representing a combined enterprise value at the time of acquisition of over $150 billion.

Our investor base includes some of the world's leading public and corporate pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, endowments and high net worth families. In our most recent private equity fund, over 40% of our equity capital was committed by institutions located outside of North America. This diversified, global investor base frequently provides additional co-investment capital and insights for our investments. We view the long-standing relationships we have with our investors as an important cornerstone of our business model. In the last eight years, our investors have committed more than $2.1 billion in co-investments. Additionally, our principals have committed $335 million of their own capital to invest alongside our limited partners in our last two funds.


Fund Vintage Commitment
Fund VII 2015 $2.6 billion
Fund VI 2006 $8.1 billion
Fund V 2000 $6.1 billion
Fund IV 1998 $3.5 billion
Fund III 1995 $1.4 billion
Fund II 1989 $568 million
Fund I 1984 $66 million