FT: Non-Public 150 Companies Worth $7 trillion, Dominated by Oil and Private Equity
Other Highlights from FT's Non-Public 150 list:
- McKinsey estimates that the world’s largest non-public 150 companies would be worth a total $7,000 billion if they had been listed in 2005 – roughly half the market value of the largest 150 listed companies.
- The FT Non-Public 150 companies employ some 13 million people, compared to more than 19 million working for the 150 largest listed groups
- 12 of the largest 13 companies are state oil groups from developing countries
- Six of the top 30 companies in the FT’s Non-Public list are buy-out funds
- Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) private equity firm is the largest privately-owned company in the US, and the largest privately-held financial services institution in the world, with a market value of $104 billion.
- Carlyle would have a market capitalization of $89bn in McKinsey’s analysis, followed by Texas Pacific Group ($75B) and Blackstone ($74B)
- Two largest U.S. private industrial corporations Koch and Cargill have estimated market values of $52B and $48B respectively.
The FT Non-Public 150 for the first time brings together the world’s biggest unquoted companies in a single list. However the FT Non-Public 150 is not a performance ranking. The figures represent a best guess – based solely on often incomplete public information – at the market value of these entities had the shares been listed on public markets at the end of last year.
More details at FT.com: http://www.ft.com/companies/npc