Quick Facts

  • Private Equity Firms Headquartered in the U.S.: 2,797 firms
  • Buyout/Growth Expansion Funds Currently Fundraising in the U.S.: 320 funds
  • Private Equity-Backed Companies Headquartered in the U.S.: 17,744 companies
  • Employees Hired by U.S. Private Equity-Backed Companies: 7.5 million employees

Last updated: June 2013Source: PitchBook, PEGCC Analysis.

Quarterly Statistics

2014-Q1 2013-Q4
   U.S. Private Equity Investment $110 billion $144 billion
   Average Equity Financing in U.S. LBOs 38% 44%
   U.S. Private Equity Fundraising $33 billion $73 billion
   Global Buyout Fund Dry Powder $412 billion $391 billion
   U.S. Private Equity Exits $49 billion $61 billion


U.S. Private Equity Investment
2014-Q1 PE Investment
Average Equity Financing in U.S. LBOs
2014-Q1 Equity Financing
U.S. Private Equity Fundraising
2014-Q1 PE Fundraising
Global Private Equity Dry Powder
2014-Q1 Dry Powder
U.S. Private Equity Exits
2014-Q1 PE Exits

Last updated: May 2014.  Source: PitchBook, Preqin, Standard and Poor’s Capital IQ Leveraged Commentary Data and PEGCC Analysis.