100 Largest Private Equity Buyouts of All-Time

A running list of the largest deals of all-time and how they ended up.

The following is a list of the 100 largest private equity buyouts of all-time. This list is maintained by Value Add's research team and updated based on recent M&A news.

Last Updated: May 2024

  1. Energy Future Holdings: An energy company in North America acquired in 2007 for a valuation of $45.0 billion by KKR, TPG, and others. The company filed for bankruptcy in 2014 after it failed to pivot from coal to natural gas production during the “US Shale Revolution” post-2008.

  1. Equity Office Properties: A real estate firm in North America founded by Sam Zell and acquired by Blackstone in 2007 for $39.0 billion. The firm rebranded to EQ Office, and is still owned by Blackstone, although it has sold-off multiple properties over the years.

  1. Medline Industries: A North American healthcare company acquired in 2021 for $34.0 billion by Hellman & Friedman, Blackstone, Carlyle Group, and others. It remains an active investment.

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