|About the private equity industry and the American Investment Council
Private equity backed companies employ approximately 11.7 million U.S. workers. Since 2015, private equity firms have invested over $3.8 trillion dollars in more than 30,000 American companies. In 2020, over 86% of current private equity investments were in small businesses.
The American Investment Council (AIC) is the leading advocacy and resource organization established to develop and provide information about the private investment industry and its contributions to the long-term growth of the U.S. economy and the retirement security of American workers. Member firms of the AIC consist of the country’s leading private equity, private credit, and growth capital firms united by their successful partnerships with limited partners and American businesses. More information about the AIC can be found at www.investmentcouncil.org.