Backing American Entrepreneurs

Private equity backs entrepreneurs, their employees, and businesses in every community across America.



Strengthening Pensions

In 2020, private equity continued to provide a strong return on investment, with a median annualized return of 12.3% over a 10-year period.

Economic Impact

The private equity industry and private equity-backed companies directly employed more than 11.7 million workers in the United States in 2020 and generated $1.4 trillion of gross domestic product (GDP), or approximately 6.5% of total GDP, according to a report by EY and the American Investment Council.


Private equity firms are investing billions in capital into fast-growing clean energy sectors such as solar, carbon capture, and battery storage. Last year alone, private equity invested nearly $24 billion in renewable energy companies – a four-fold increase over 2019.

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Private Equity on Pace to Invest Over $1 Trillion in U.S. Economy in 2021
AIC’s New Q3 Investment Report reveals over 80% of private equity investment supported small businesses in 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the first time in history, private equity is on track to invest more than $1 trillion in American businesses over the course of a single calendar year, according to the American Investment Council’s (AIC) 2021 Q3 Investment Trends Report released today. Through the end of the third quarter, private equity...
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