2017 Private Equity Firms
2017 Rank 2016 Rank Company  Location Chief Executive 16 Staff 16 Capital Under Mgmt (in millions) 16 Number of Funds 16 Total Number of Portfolio Cos. Industry Focus
1 1 Vista Equity Partners Austin, TX Robert F. Smith 200 30,000.000 10 42 Technology
2 4 Stanfield Global Rockville, MD Cedric J. Franklin  60 6,000.000 3 3 Real estate
3 2 Fairview Capital Partners Inc. West Hartford, CT Laurence C. Morse/JoAnn H. Price 22 3,900.000 23 200* Diversified
4 3 MacFarlane Partners San Francisco, CA Victor B. MacFarlane  30 2,800.000 3 27 Real estate
5 5 GenNx360 Capital Partners New York, NY Ronald E. Blaylock, Lloyd G. Trotter, Arthur H. Harper, James Shepard 36 1,200.000 2 12 Industrial, business services
6 6 Grain Management L.L.C. Washington, DC David J. Grain 21 900.000 2 N/A** Telecommunications
7 7 ICV Partners  New York, NY Willie E. Woods 20 840.000 3 9 Healthcare, industrial, food, business services
8 10 Muller & Monroe Asset Management L.L.C. Chicago, IL André Rice 15 793.000 6 453 Diversified
9 9 UrbanAmerica Advisors L.L.C. Arlington, TX Richmond S. McCoy 6 780.000 2 2 Real estate, hospitality
10 11 RLJ Equity Partners L.L.C. Bethesda, MD Robert L. Johnson/Rufus H. Rivers 15 334.000 2 13 Aerospace, business services, industrial, transportation & logistics, manufacturing
             
As of Dec. 31, 2016. Prepared by B.E. Research.

* Represents partnerships with more than 2,500portfolio companies

**Fund invests in assets (cellular towers) rather than buying whole companies