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Best Performing Private Equity Stocks of 2021

Updated Apr 1, 2021
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 2021 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 Apr 1, 2021, 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) Oxford Square Capital Corp. (OXSQ) 2) Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC) 3) Apollo Investment Corporation (AINV) 4) TCG BDC, Inc. (CGBD) 5) BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation (BKCC)
 6) TCP Capital Corp. (TCPC) 7) KKR and Co. L.P. (KKR) 8) Gladstone Investment Corporation (GAIN) 9) Main Street Capital Corporation (MAIN) 10) Bain Capital Specialty Finance, Inc. (BCSF)

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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:

Oxford Square Capital

Oxford Square Capital Corp. is a business development company, operates as a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. It is a private equity and mezzanine firm. The firm invests in both public ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Oxford Square Capital.
Based on the market-cap change from $151.25 million to $227.62 million during the given months of the year 2021 and the share price change from $3.05 per share to a price of $4.59 per share as of Apr 1, 2021, Oxford Square Capital Corp. (OXSQ) was successful in generating YTD returns of 50.49 percentage. Standing at the number one rank in the top performing list of Private Equity stocks, the Greenwich, CT-based Oxford Square Capital is categorized as the Financial Services sub-sector business which falls under the larger Finance sector.

Prospect Capital

Prospect Capital Corporation is a business development company. It specializes in middle market, mature, mezzanine finance, later stage, emerging growth, leveraged buyouts, refinancing, acquisitions, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Prospect Capital.
The New York, NY-headquartered company Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC) is ranked number two among the best performing stocks of Private Equity of 2021. The Finance sector business falls under the Investment Managers industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2021, the stock price of Prospect Capital has changed by 43.99 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $5.41 per share and year-to-date closing price of $7.79 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $2.06 billion to $3.02 billion during the same period. Along with Private Equity, the company is also in the business of Finance, Investment Managers, Financial Services, Asset Management, among other usual products and services.

Apollo Investment

Apollo Investment Corporation, incorporated on February 2, 2004, is a closed-end, externally managed, non-diversified management investment company. The Companys investment objective is to generate current income and capital appreciation. It ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Apollo Investment.
During the given months of the year 2021, Apollo Investment Corporation (AINV) was successful in generating YTD returns of 30.6 percentage which helped it gain the number three spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2021 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the New York, NY-based Apollo Investment closed at a price of $10.62 per share, while it traded at a price of $13.87 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's market cap changed from $693.38 million to $905.15 million during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Finance industry sector and further specialized as a Investment Managers sector business.

TCG BDC

TCG BDC, Inc. is a non-diversified closed-end investment company. The fund operates as a business development company. The company provides debt investments in the U.S. middle market companies. It also invests ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of TCG BDC.
The New York, NY-based TCG BDC, Inc. (CGBD) belongs to the Finance sector and is categorized as a Financial Services company. The stock of TCG BDC ended the previous year at a price of $10.26 per share. As of Apr 1, 2021, the stock price has reached $13.38 apiece, which indicates a change of 30.41 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Private Equity for the year 2021 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $577.73 million. It has now changed to $736.55 million as of writing.

BlackRock Capital Investment

BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation, formerly BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation, incorporated on April 13, 2005, is a private equity company that is externally-managed, non-diversified closed-end management investment company. The Company provides ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of BlackRock Capital Investment.
Rank number five in the coveted list is held by BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation (BKCC) for being among the top performing stocks of 2021. 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 2021, stock of BlackRock Capital Investment has so far gained 29.37 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $2.69 per share and year-to-date price of $3.48 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $194.52 million to $258.98 million.

TCP Capital

TCP Capital Corp., incorporated on July 17, 2006, is an externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Companys investment objective is to achieve high total returns through current income ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of TCP Capital.
At number six in the list of top stocks stands TCP Capital Corp. (TCPC), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $11.24 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $14.06 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. It translates to a change of 25.09 percentage. The California, CA-headquartered Finance sector company also saw its market value change from $649.3 million to $812.21 million.

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.
The New York, NY-based Finance sector company KKR and Co. L.P. (KKR) 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 KKR and ended the previous year at a price of $40.49 per share while it reached the level of $50.35 apiece as of Apr 1, 2021 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 24.35%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $29.03 billion. Few leading stock market index includes KKR and in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

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.
Gladstone Investment Corporation (GAIN) has moved by 24.08 percentage over the given period of 2021-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 $10.09 apiece to the price of $12.52 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Apr 1, 2021. The smart run of the Mc Lean, Virginia-based Investment Managers sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $335.04 million to $415.73 million over the same duration.

Main Street Capital

Main Street Capital Corporation (MSCC), incorporated on March 9, 2007, is a principal investment firm. MSCCs principal investment objective is to maximize its portfolios total return by generating current income ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Main Street Capital.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Private Equity sector is taken by Main Street Capital Corporation (MAIN). The company's stock price changed from $32.26 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $39.85 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 23.53 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Houston, Texas-based Finance sector company was from $2.14 billion to $2.71 billion. 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.

Bain Capital Specialty Finance

Bain Capital Specialty Finance, Inc. operates as a business development company (BDC) specializing in direct loans to middle-market companies. The fund seeks to invest in senior investments with a first or seco ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Bain Capital Specialty Finance.
Bain Capital Specialty Finance (BCSF) generated percentage returns of 23.33 percent during the 2021 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $12.13 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $14.96 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $783.14 million to $965.85 million during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Finance speciality business with further classification in the Financial Services sub-category. Based in Boston, MA, 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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