image description

News

image description
Tax Policy

Statement on proposal to raise taxes on growth investments

WASHINGTON, DC, MAY 20, 2010 – The Private Equity Council issued the following statement on provisions of the so-called “tax extenders” bill filed today in the House of Representatives that…

Private equity-backed companies employ more than 6 million Americans, PEC report finds

WASHINGTON, DC, May 4, 2010 – Companies backed by private equity investments provide jobs for more than six million Americans, or more than five percent of all private-sector workers, according to…

Private equity-backed companies weathered “Great Recession” better than peers, new PEC study finds

WASHINGTON DC, MARCH 31, 2010—Private equity-backed companies weathered the “Great Recession” significantly better than comparable businesses, according to a new study released today by the…

PEC issues statement on proposal to raise taxes on growth investments

WASHINGTON, DC, DECEMBER 7, 2009 – The Private Equity Council issued the following statement on provisions of H.R. 4213 (the so-called “extenders” bill), filed today by the House Ways and Means…

Statement on FDIC’s revised guidelines for failed bank investments

WASHINGTON, DC, AUGUST 26, 2009 – The Private Equity Council today issued the following statement on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s revised guidelines for the investment of private…
Comment Letters

Testimony of Douglas Lowenstein, President of the Private Equity Council, before the House Financial Services Committee – July 17, 2009

Introduction Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee, thank you for giving me the opportunity to present the Private Equity Council’s views on creating a forward looking approach to regulating…
Comment Letters

Private Equity Council testimony before Senate Banking Subcommittee

Testimony of Mark Tresnowski, Managing Director and General Counsel Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC on behalf of The Private Equity Council, before the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Securities,…

Private Equity Council supports PE firm registration with SEC

WASHINGTON, DC, July 15, 2009 – In testimony presented to the Senate Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment, the Private Equity Council (PEC) today said it supports Obama…

Private Equity Council issues statement on FDIC’s proposed guidelines for investment of private capital in banking institutions

WASHINGTON, DC, July 2, 2009 – The Private Equity Council today issued the following statement on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s proposed guidelines for the investment of private…

Private Equity Council issues statement on Administration’s financial regulatory proposal

WASHINGTON, DC, JUNE 17, 2009 – The Private Equity Council today issued the following statement on the Obama Administration proposal for overhauling regulation of the nation’s financial system….

Private Equity Council issues statement on Secretary Geithner’s proposals on systemic risk regulation

WASHINGTON, DC, March 26, 2009 — The Private Equity Council today released the following statement regarding Treasury Secretary Geithner’s proposal, outlined in testimony before the House Financial…

Private Equity Council issues statement on Public-Private Investment Program

WASHINGTON, DC, March 23, 2009 — The Private Equity Council today issued the following statement on the U.S. Treasury Department’s planned Public-Private Investment Program (PPIP). The statement…

Private Equity Council issues statement on new World Economic Forum study of private equity

WASHINGTON, DC, February 17, 2009 – The Private Equity Council today issued the following statement on the new study of private equity investments issued by the World Economic Forum. The WEF research…

Private Equity Council members adopt guidelines for responsible investment

WASHINGTON, DC, February 10, 2009 -“The Private Equity Council today announced that its members have adopted a set of comprehensive responsible investment guidelines that they will apply prior to…

Large companies backed by private equity outpace peers in capital spending, sales, productivity

WASHINGTON, DC, January 27, 2009 – Large private equity-backed companies substantially outperformed their industry peers in capital spending, sales and productivity in the years following their…

Trade, education, public infrastructure, fiscal policy pose biggests challenges for U.S. global competitiveness

WASHINGTON, DC, December 15, 2008 — The incoming Obama Administration and the new Congress should invest in worker training and education, pursue trade liberalization, accelerate public and…

Private equity’s business model sets it apart from institutions at center of financial crisis, PEC study finds

WASHINGTON, DC, October 16, 2008 — Because of their unique business model, the way they raise capital, the type of investments they make and their modest share of the financial system, private…