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

2014-Q4 2014-Q3
   U.S. Private Equity Investment $109 billion $127 billion
   Average Equity Financing in U.S. LBOs 42% 44%
   U.S. Private Equity Fundraising $58 billion $32 billion
   Global Buyout Fund Dry Powder $456 billion $465 billion
   U.S. Private Equity Exits $75 billion $53 billion


U.S. Private Equity Investment
2014-Q4 PE Investment
Average Equity Financing in U.S. LBOs
2014-Q4 Equity Financing
U.S. Private Equity Fundraising
2014-Q4 Fundraising
Global Private Equity Dry Powder
 2014-Q4 Dry Powder
U.S. Private Equity Exits
2014-Q4 Exits

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