Retail focused PE firms in U.S.

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Lists: Retail focused PE firms in U.S.

Information about private equity firms is mostly available only with subscriptions or memberships to certain groups or websites. Due to this fact, the lists compiled are from open databases. Wall Street Oasis, Business Insider, and Mergr all had useful information to create the following lists.

Wall Street Oasis is an online group that focuses on all aspects of the financial world, but especially financial careers. Their goal is to make a very secretive industry more transparent, which may be why more information was found on this website than any other. According to the Wall Street Oasis database, these are the 56 private equity firms that focus on the retail industry in the United States:
1. Golden Gate Capital
2. Smith Whiley and Company
3. Brentwood Associates
4. Growth Capital Partners
5. White Cap Private Equity Management
6. J. W. Childs Associates
7. Bunker Hill Capital
8. Agricultural Bank of China
9. Aleutian Capital Partners
10. Wells Fargo and Company
11. River Associates Investments
12. New Trier Partners
13. LRG Capital Group
14. KCP Capital
15. Freeman Spogli and Co
16. Donnelly Penman and Partners
17. TPG Capital
18. PNC Financial Services
19. Ramax Search
20. Bachow & Associates
21. CIC Partners
22. The Gart Companies
23. DCA Capital Partners
24. CCMP Capital Advisors
25. Westbrook Partners
26. Holland Park Capital
27. Relativity Capital
28. Mill Road Capital
29. Starwood Capital Group
30. CSA Capital Partners
31. KKR (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts)
32. 354 Partners LLC
33. WR Huff Asset Management
34. Phillip Roman and Company
35. Next World Group
36. StarVest Partners LP
37. D Cubed Group
38. American Realty Advisors
39. ASB Real Estate Investments
40. Bofi Federal Bank
41. Centers Dynamic
42. Continental Funding Group
43. GTIS Partners
44. HLA Ventures
45. House Properties
46. Kidder Mathews
47. Landwin
48. LBG Real Estate Companies
49. Lubin Olson & Niewiadomski
50. McKinley Realty Partners
51. Newmark Cornish & Carey
52. NorthStar Realty Finance
53. Presidio Development Partners
54. Republic Family of Companies
55. Sansome Pacific Properties
56. Zapolski Real Estate

Business Insider is a website about all aspects of business, including finance. In 2015, it was voted the top business website, according to Comscore. As specified by Business Insider in 2012, the top 19 private equity firms that focus on retail are:
1. TPG Capital
2. Goldman Sachs Capital Partners
3. The Carlyle Group
4. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
5. The Blackstone Group
6. Apollo Management
7. CVC Capital Partners
8. First Reserve Corporation
9. Hellman & Friedman
10. Apax Partners
11. General Atlantic
12. Warburg Pincus
13. Cerberus Capital Management
14. Advent International
15. Permira
16. Oaktree Capital Management
17. Terra Firma Capital Partners
18. Providence Equity Partners
19. Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

Mergr is a private equity firm database designed to contain all necessary information about this industry. Mergr's list of retail-focused private equity firms in New York includes 12 of the following firms:
1. KKR & Co. L.P.
2. The Blackstone Group
3. Apollo Global Management
4. Cerberus Capital
5. CCMP Capital Advisors
6. Kelso & Company
7. One Equity Partners
8. The Jordan Company
9. Vestar Capital Partners
10. Invus
11. Irving Place Capital
12. Sycamore Partners

Databases about private equity firms typically require payment in the form of memberships or subscriptions to access information. Using the information from Wall Street Oasis, Business Insider, and Mergr, there is a total of 86 private equity firms that focus on retail. TPG Capital is the only firm that was found on both of the lists from Wall Street Oasis and Business Insider, otherwise each list is unique.