Us Private Equity Industry Statistics

The US private equity industry continues to experience strong growth and deal activity, with record fundraising levels and increased investment in diverse sectors.

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"Buyout funds in the US private equity market generated a 5-year net IRR of 15.6% as of June 2021."

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"As of 2021, the entire private equity industry in the United States accounted for about 130,895 jobs."

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"By the third quarter of 2021, the value of private equity-backed buyout deals in the United States totalled $500 billion."

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"In 2020, U.S. private equity firms invested in over 5,000 American businesses."

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"In 2020, there were 9,335 private equity backed companies in the US."

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"There was a 12% year-on-year increase in US private equity fundraising from 2019 to 2020."

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"In 2020, the median size of the private equity buyout fund in North America was $475 million."

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"There were 1,707 active private equity firms in the US in 2020."

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"As of Q3 2021, there were 1.13 million employees at private equity-backed companies in the US."

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"Private equity firms in the US invested over $800 billion in companies across all 50 states in 2019."

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"Despite COVID-19, deal value in the US private equity sector increased by 9% in 2020."

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"Industrial sector deal value made up 12% of US private equity buyout deal value in 2020."

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"As of April 2022, the largest private equity firm in the US by assets under management is Blackstone Group, with $681 billion."

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"As of 2021, New York was identified as the city with the highest number of private equity deals in the United States."

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