Quick Facts

  • Private Equity Firms Headquartered in the U.S.: 3,883 firms
  • Buyout/Growth Expansion Funds Currently Fundraising in the U.S.: 414 funds
  • Private Equity-Backed Companies Headquartered in the U.S.: 12,992 companies
  • Employees Hired by U.S. Private Equity-Backed Companies: 11.3 million employees

Last updated: August 2015Source: PitchBook, PEGCC Analysis.

Quarterly Statistics

2015-Q2 2015-Q1
   U.S. Private Equity Investment $112 billion $113 billion
   Average Equity Financing in U.S. LBOs 42% 42%
   U.S. Private Equity Fundraising $30 billion $38 billion
   Global Buyout Fund Dry Powder $467 billion $466 billion
   U.S. Private Equity Exits $125 billion $70 billion

 

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