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Best Performing Private Equity Stocks of 2020

Updated Jun 2, 2020
The world of investing has interesting dimensions. Beyond the standard listed companies whose shares are available for convenient trading on the leading stock exchanges, there are ways to invest in private companies whose stocks are not listed on any stock exchanges, though such an investment is made indirectly.
'Private Equity' is the stream of investments where a financial or specialized company purchases a specified percentage of an unlisted, privately-held, promising-looking business, and aims to reap windfall profits few years down the line by selling the stake to some other company, to other (group of) investors, or encash it during the IPO process if the private company eventually goes for public listing.
While it may not be easy to track the performance of the businesses in which these private equity companies invest, the share price of the listed private equity companies can provide a lot of insights for the shareholders of such companies. Among the several private equity investment companies whose stocks are actively trading on the stock exchanges, which have been the winners in terms of highest returns?
This article provides a list of Private Equity stocks which have generated the highest returns in the year 2020 till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Private Equity stocks between the end of the previous and Jun 2, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Private Equity stocks are listed below.
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Top Private Equity Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Private Equity sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Hamilton Lane Incorporated (HLNE) 2) IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC) 3) ATN International, Inc. (ATNI) 4) The Blackstone Group L.P. (BX) 5) KKR and Co. L.P. (KKR)
 6) Cannae Holdings, Inc. (CNNE) 7) The Carlyle Group L.P. (CG) 8) TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. (TSLX) 9) Gladstone Investment Corporation (GAIN) 10) Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC)

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Performance of Top Private Equity Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

Hamilton Lane

Hamilton Lane Incorporated is an investment firm specializing in direct and fund of fund investments. It provides following services: separate accounts (customized to each individual client and structured as si ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Hamilton Lane.
Based on the market-cap change from $3.09 billion to $3.81 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $59.6 per share to a price of $73.39 per share as of Jun 2, 2020, Hamilton Lane Incorporated (HLNE) was successful in generating YTD returns of 23.14 percentage. Standing at the number one rank in the top performing list of Private Equity stocks, the Bala Cynwyd, PA-based Hamilton Lane is categorized as the Financial Services sub-sector business which falls under the larger Finance sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

IAC-InterActiveCorp

IAC/InterActivecorp (IAC), incorporated on July 28, 1986, is a media and Internet company. The Companys brands include HomeAdvisor, Vimeo, Dictionary.com, The Daily Beast, Investopedia and Match Groups online dating portfolio, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of IAC-InterActiveCorp.
The New York, NY-headquartered company IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC) is ranked number two among the best performing stocks of Private Equity of 2020. The Consumer Services sector business falls under the Other Specialty Stores industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of IAC-InterActiveCorp has changed by 12.98 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $249.11 per share and year-to-date closing price of $281.45 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $21.08 billion to $23.91 billion during the same period. Along with Private Equity, the company is also in the business of Consumer Services, Other Specialty StoresInternet, among other usual products and services. IAC-InterActiveCorp continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

ATN International

ATN International, Inc. (ATN), formerly Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc., incorporated on August 4, 1989, is a holding company. The Companys segments include U.S. Telecom, International Telecom and Renewable Energy. The Company, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of ATN International.
During the given months of the year 2020, ATN International, Inc. (ATNI) was successful in generating YTD returns of 10.49 percentage which helped it gain the number three spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Massachusetts, MA-based ATN International closed at a price of $55.39 per share, while it traded at a price of $61.2 per share as of Jun 2, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $886.14 million to $978.04 million during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Public Utilities industry sector and further specialized as a Telecommunications Equipment sector business.

The Blackstone

The Blackstone Group L.P., incorporated on March 12, 2007, is a global alternative asset manager. The Companys alternative asset management businesses include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of The Blackstone.
The New York, NY-based The Blackstone Group L.P. (BX) belongs to the Finance sector and is categorized as a Investment Managers company. The stock of The Blackstone ended the previous year at a price of $55.94 per share. As of Jun 2, 2020, the stock price has reached $57.84 apiece, which indicates a change of 3.4 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Private Equity for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $67.09 billion. It has now changed to $69.13 billion as of writing.

KKR and

KKR & CO. L.P. (KKR), incorporated on June 25, 2007, is a global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes, including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, credit ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of KKR and.
Rank number five in the coveted list is held by KKR and Co. L.P. (KKR) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in New York, NY, the Finance sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Investment Managers. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of KKR and has so far gained 0.58 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $29.17 per share and year-to-date price of $29.34 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $24.85 billion to $24.8 billion. The stock of KKR and continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Cannae

Cannae Holdings, Inc is a principal investment firm. The firm primarily invests in restaurants, technology enabled healthcare services, financial services and more. It takes both minority and majority stakes. C ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Cannae.
At number six in the list of top stocks stands Cannae Holdings, Inc. (CNNE), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $37.19 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $36.28 per share as of Jun 2, 2020. It translates to a change of -2.45 percentage. The Las Vegas, NV-headquartered Finance sector company also saw its market value change from $2.94 billion to $2.87 billion. The Consumer Cyclical specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

The Carlyle

The Carlyle Group L.P., incorporated on July 18, 2011, is a diversified multi-product global alternative asset management firm. The Company advises on various investment funds and other investment vehicles that ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of The Carlyle.
The District of Columbia, DC-based Finance sector company The Carlyle Group L.P. (CG) holds the number seven spot among the best performing stocks of the Private Equity sector. Classified as the Investment Managers business, the stock price of The Carlyle ended the previous year at a price of $32.08 per share while it reached the level of $28.9 apiece as of Jun 2, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of -9.91%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $10.08 billion.

TPG Specialty Lending

TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. (TSL), incorporated on July 21, 2010, is an externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Company is a specialty finance company focused on lending to ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of TPG Specialty Lending.
TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. (TSLX) has moved by -12.99 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number eight among the top performing stocks. The Finance sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $21.47 apiece to the price of $18.68 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Jun 2, 2020. The smart run of the Fort Worth, Texas-based Investment Funds sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $1.43 billion to $1.25 billion over the same duration.

Gladstone Investment

Gladstone Investment Corporation, incorporated on February 18, 2005, is an externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Company is established for the purpose of investing in debt and equity ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Gladstone Investment.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Private Equity sector is taken by Gladstone Investment Corporation (GAIN). The company's stock price changed from $13.25 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $11.32 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of -14.57 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Mc Lean, Virginia-based Finance sector company was from $434.9 million to $374.12 million. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Private Equity sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes.

Ares Capital

Ares Capital Corporation, incorporated on April 16, 2004, is a specialty finance company. The Company operates as a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Companys investment objective is to generate ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Ares Capital.
Ares Capital (ARCC) generated percentage returns of -17.21 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $18.65 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $15.44 per share as of Jun 2, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $7.97 billion to $6.53 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Finance speciality business with further classification in the Investment Managers sub-category. Based in New York, NY, the YTD performance of the Private Equity sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes.
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