Audax Private Equity Named the Most Active Global Private Equity Investor

FEB 2020

Audax Private Equity, a business unit of Audax Group, is pleased to announce it has been named the most active global private equity investor by PitchBook’s 2019 Global League Tables. Audax Private Equity closed 118 deals in 2019, including 12 new platform investments and 106 add-on investments, another record-breaking year for the firm.

Our Buy & Build add-on approach is the cornerstone of the Audax Private Equity model, with a focus on equity investments in market-leading middle market companies that are poised for growth. We partner with management to drive value creation, build winning teams, and accelerate results. We have created a purpose-built organization that contributes extensive capabilities and experience in organic revenue acceleration, operational improvements, and capital market efficiencies.

“Being named as the most active global investor is a testament to our commitment to our Buy & Build approach," said Audax Group Co-Chief Executive Officer, Geoffrey S. Rehnert. “Our team’s expertise and ability to execute has helped us capitalize on attractive investment opportunities across the middle market. We would like to thank our deal sources, advisors, and friends in the lower middle-market who have made this milestone possible.”

Audax Private Equity also topped Pitchbook’s league tables in the following categories:

  • Most active PE investor in the US
  • Most active PE investor over $5B in AUM
  • Most active PE Investor in New England
  • Most active PE Investor in the Mountains & Midwest
  • Most active PE Investor in the Great Lakes
  • Most active PE Investor in B2B investment

In addition to its first-place recognitions, Audax Private Equity also ranked highly in the following categories:

  • Most active add-on sponsor (2nd)
  • Most active PE Investor in the Mid Atlantic (2nd)
  • Most active PE Investor in the Southeast (2nd)
  • Most active PE Investor in healthcare investments (3rd)
  • Most active PE Investor in the South (6th)
  • Most active PE Investor in platform buyouts (7th)
  • Most active PE Investor on the West Coast (7th)

PitchBook’s 2019 Annual Global League Table is the comprehensive ranking of private equity, venture capital, and service provider activity for the full year, worldwide. For more information, please visit to access the full report.