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

2013-Q4 2013-Q3
   U.S. Private Equity Investment $131 billion $114 billion
   Average Equity Financing in U.S. LBOs 44% 32%
   U.S. Private Equity Fundraising $40 billion $18 billion
   Global Buyout Fund Dry Powder $391 billion $384 billion
   U.S. Private Equity Exits $62 billion $43 billion


U.S. Private Equity Investment
2013-Q4 US PE Investment
Average Equity Financing in U.S. LBOs
2013-Q4 US PE Equity Financing
U.S. Private Equity Fundraising
2013-Q4 US PE Fundraising
Global Private Equity Dry Powder
2013-Q4 Dry Powder
U.S. Private Equity Exits
2013-Q4 US PE Exits

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