Private Equity Industry Statistics [Fresh Research]

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"In 2020, the global private equity industry reached an all-time high of $4.5 trillion in assets under management (AUM)."

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"Private equity investment in the US in 2020 was approximately $699 billion."

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"The technology sector received the largest share of private equity investments with about $1.6 trillion in 2019."

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"As of 2020, there are more than 5000 active private equity firms worldwide."

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"EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) holds just 11% of the total global PE AUM as of 2020."

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"Private equity firms in the U.S. invested over $800 billion in more than 4,700 US-based companies in 2019."

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"In 2020, the total buyout deal value in Europe reached €171.8 billion across 745 transactions."

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"Unicorns backed by private equity accounted for 21% of the private equity universe in 2019."

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"In 2019, fundraising for private equity funds of funds totaled $29 billion globally."

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"In the first half of 2021, $1.3 billion in new deals were placed into the leisure and hospitality sector through private equity investments."

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"In Q2 2021, the US private equity-backed buyout deals reached $450.25 billion, a 91.8% growth from the previous quarter."

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"Globally, private equity-backed exits peaked in 2015, at 1,494."

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"In 2020, the Latin America private equity landscape grew by 21% reaching $31 billion."

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"In Q2 2021, biotech & healthcare accounted for the biggest chunk of private equity funds’ investments in Europe, totaling €12 billion."

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