List of the 60 largest Private Equity Investor Pension Funds Europe [2023]


Icons ThousandinvestorsThis list includes the 64 largest pension funds from Europe that mention private equity on their website. The list is based on our European pension fund database. Available data points within the lists are email addresses, LinkedIn pages and AUM approximations (in €M). The list was created on March 15th, 2023.

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List of 3 large European pension funds investing in private equity

Private equity investments – mostly through funds – are pursued by many pension funds. In this article, we are presenting three different PE funds from Europe that are mentioning private equity keywords on their websites.

1. AP6 (Sweden)

The main purpose of the Swedish pension fund AP6 is to invest in unlisted private equity assets, thereby aiming to combine long-term high return with adequate risk. AP6 aims to invest in funds with co-investment potential. After having invested in private equity funds, the pension fund evaluates relevant co-investment opportunities.

2. PensionDanmark (Denmark)

PensionDanmark belongs to the largest pension funds in Europe. The fund is a non-profit labor market fund which had €40bn AUM in 2022. Private equity is one main investment vertical of PensionDanmark. The firm invests in different asset classes and geographies through external fund managers. Important investment criteria are differentiated investment strategies, proven track records and predominantly control investments. The pension fund commits €75-100M per investment.

3. Wacker Pensionskasse (Germany)

The German “Pensionskasse Wacker” is a German pension fund that manages over €2.6bn. The portfolio of the pension fund consists to 14.8% of private equity and private debt investment.

Based on our pension fund crawler

We created this list with the help of our sophisticated pension fund crawler tool that enables us to analyze the pension fund websites for given keywords. For this list, we analyzed the list for the keyword:

  • Private Equity

The keyword “private equity” was found more than 600 times on the respective websites.

Pension Fund Keyword Crawler


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