American Investment Council Releases New Video Highlighting Private Equity Investments in Small Businesses

In 2021 alone, 74% of private equity investments went to Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In celebration of National Small Business Week (May 1-7), the American Investment Council launched a new video demonstrating how private equity empowers small business owners across the country. In this video, real entrepreneurs share how private equity provides opportunity and growth through investment and expertise.

  • Three years ago we were 58 employees, now we have over 200,” Amy Bonder, Executive Vice President of Luminii disclosed.
  • You don’t need to be a 50 million dollar organization to partner with a private equity organization,” explained Venessa Van Ameyde, COO of Kasasa
  • The thing I really like about private equity is that it aligns the CEO and the leadership team towards one goal – value creation,” Abhi Agrawal, CEO of SCRAM Systems testified.

In 2021 alone, 74% of private equity investments went to companies with fewer than 500 employees. These investments play a critical role in ensuring small businesses are making a resilient comeback after the challenges faced from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Small businesses are the lifeblood of local communities. They enrich our cities and towns with culinary delights, fresh ideas, and disruptive thinking. They also serve as ladders for socioeconomic mobility, allowing anyone with a good idea, hard work, and a bit of luck to achieve the American dream. I hope you will join me in supporting great local businesses in your neighborhood,” encourages Drew Maloney, President & CEO of the American Investment Council.

Click here to see how many private equity-backed small businesses are in each state.