Quick Facts

  • Private Equity Firms Headquartered in the U.S.: 3,300 firms
  • Buyout/Growth Expansion Funds Currently Fundraising in the U.S.: 547 funds
  • Private Equity-Backed Companies Headquartered in the U.S.: 11,130 companies
  • Employees Hired by U.S. Private Equity-Backed Companies: 7.5 million employees

Last updated: August 2014Source: PitchBook, PEGCC Analysis.

Quarterly Statistics

2015-Q1 2014-Q4
   U.S. Private Equity Investment $116 billion $131 billion
   Average Equity Financing in U.S. LBOs 42% 42%
   U.S. Private Equity Fundraising $41 billion $58 billion
   Global Buyout Fund Dry Powder $466 billion $431 billion
   U.S. Private Equity Exits $65 billion $76 billion


U.S. Private Equity Investment
2015-Q1 Investment
Average Equity Financing in U.S. LBOs
2015-Q1 Equity Financing
U.S. Private Equity Fundraising
2015-Q1 Fundraising
Global Private Equity Dry Powder
 2015-Q1 Dry Powder
U.S. Private Equity Exits
2015-Q1 Exits

Last updated: April 2015.  Source: PitchBook, Preqin, Standard and Poor’s Capital IQ Leveraged Commentary Data and PEGCC Analysis.