Private Equity is Investing in America

Private equity builds better businesses across America, directly employs millions of workers, 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 Helps Diversify Pensions

As part of a diversified investment portfolio, private equity is consistently the highest returning asset class for public pensions, delivering median annualized returns of 15 percent over a 10-year period. More than 34 million American public servants depend on private equity, while 89 percent of public pension funds invest in private equity.

Read testimonials from public pension fund officials, statements from members of Congress, studies from economists, and recent pension fund returns showing how private equity outperforms other asset classes.

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