Private Equity is Investing in America

Private equity builds better businesses across America, supports millions of jobs, and delivers the strongest returns to support the retirements of millions of workers.
11.7 M
Employees at Private Equity-Backed Companies
32,041
Private Equity-Backed Businesses Since 2017
34 M
Americans Depend on Private Equity to Support Their Retirements

Where does private equity invest?

11 million Americans are directly employed by private equity
In 2021, private equity invested over a $1 trillion in the U.S. economy

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How does private equity strengthen retirements?

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Private Equity Delivers the Strongest Returns

The AIC released the 2021 Public Pension Study. As has been the case each year since its inception, this study found private equity to be the best returning asset class in public pension portfolios. In 2020, private equity continues to provide a strong return on investment, with a median annualized return of 12.3 percent over a 10-year period.

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