Firm

Milestones of Growth

Over the course of actively investing in private equity for over 50 years and partnering with more than 890 portfolio companies, the firm has engaged in a number of landmark transactions and achieved numerous industry milestones.

1939

Warburg Pincus traces its roots to E.M. Warburg & Co., an investment banking and private investment counseling firm, founded in New York by Eric Warburg

1966

Lionel I. Pincus & Co., a venture capital, investment and financial consulting firm, acquired E.M. Warburg & Co. and opened office headquarters in New York, NY

1967

John L. Vogelstein joined Lionel I. Pincus and together they transformed the firm and, in doing so, helped create the private equity industry

1971

Warburg Pincus completed its first fundraise for EMW Ventures, a $41 million fund

1973

Warburg Pincus served as a founding member of the National Venture Capital Association, which aims to foster greater understanding of the importance of venture capital to the United States economy and to support entrepreneurial activity and innovation

1978

Warburg Pincus helped lead discussions with the U.S. Department of Labor that created opportunities for pension funds to invest in alternative asset classes such as private equity

1980

Warburg Pincus raised Warburg Pincus Associates, totaling $101 million

1983

Warburg Pincus became one of the first U.S. private equity firms to begin investing in Europe

The firm raised $341 million for Warburg Pincus Capital Partners

1986

Warburg Pincus raised Warburg Pincus Capital Company, which totaled $1.1 billion. This was the firm’s first global private equity fund of over $1 billion

1987

Warburg Pincus opened an office in London, England

1989

The firm raised Warburg Pincus Investors, which totaled $1.8 billion

1994

Warburg Pincus opened the first Asian office in Hong Kong, making Warburg Pincus one of the first global private equity firms to enter the Chinese market

The firm raised $2.0 billion for Warburg Pincus Ventures

1996

Warburg Pincus became one of the first global private equity firms to begin investing in India

1997

Warburg Pincus raised its first ever international only companion fund, Warburg Pincus Ventures International which totaled $800 million and invested alongside the firm’s global funds

1998

The firm raised Warburg Pincus Equity Partners, which totaled $5.0 billion

2000

Warburg Pincus successfully completed its leadership succession in 2000 and Co-Chief Executive Officers Chip Kaye and Joseph P. Landy assumed leadership of the firm from the firm’s founders, representing one of the first generational transitions in private equity

The firm completed a $2.5 billion fundraise for Warburg Pincus International Partners

2001

Warburg Pincus opened the Mumbai office

The firm completed a $5.3 billion fundraise for Warburg Pincus Private Equity VIII

2002

Warburg Pincus served as a founding member of the China Venture Capital Association

2005

Warburg Pincus raised Warburg Pincus Private Equity IX, which totaled $8.0 billion

2006

Warburg Pincus raised Warburg Pincus Real Estate, a separate, dedicated real estate fund that invested on a global basis

2007

The firm raised Warburg Pincus X, which totaled $15.1 billion

2010

Warburg Pincus became an active investor in Brazil, opening an office in São Paulo

2012

Warburg Pincus raised Warburg Pincus Private Equity XI, which totaled $11.2 billion

2013

Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner joined Warburg Pincus as President

2014

The firm celebrated its 20th anniversary of investing in China

Warburg Pincus raised Warburg Pincus Energy, the firm’s first energy fund, which totaled $4.0 billion

2015

The firm completed a $13.4 billion fundraise for Warburg Pincus Private Equity XII

2016

Warburg Pincus opened its Singapore office, the firm’s fifth office in Asia and celebrated its 20th anniversary of investing in India

The firm raised Warburg Pincus China, which totaled $2.2 billion

2017

Warburg Pincus raised Warburg Pincus Financial Sector, which totaled $2.5 billion

2018

Warburg Pincus opened an office in Houston, TX to increase the firm’s access to deeply-rooted networks in the oil and gas industry

The firm raised Warburg Pincus Global Growth, which totaled $15.0 billion

2019

Warburg Pincus expanded its network in Europe with the opening of its Berlin office

The firm raised Warburg Pincus China-Southeast Asia II, which totaled $4.5 billion