The key players in the private equity industry, based on particular fund structures and sources of capital supply. In the United States, private equity is dominated by Private-Independent Funds, while Canadian activity is diversified across several major groups.
Corporate funds (C): Subsidiaries of financial or industrial corporations.
Government funds (G): Agencies or crown corporations owned by government.
Institutional investors (IN): Funds managed inside certain large institutions.
Retail Funds: Funds (e.g., LSVCCs, PVCCs) established with benefit of government tax credits to individuals.
Private-Independent Funds (PI): Funds structured on Limited Partnerships and related vehicles.
Foreign investors (FI): Non-resident private equity funds or corporations active in Canada.
Other investors (OT): Investors with an interest in specific private equity deals, but without a permanent market presence.« Back to Glossary Index