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Setting the Record Straight: The New York Times and Private Equity’s Value to Pensions

In her May 14 column, “Higher Fees, Deeper Hole,” Times’ columnist Gretchen Morgenson continues a pattern of mischaracterizing the private equity industry. In this instance, she questions the…

Private Equity Poised For U.S. Investments

Fundraising Surges As PE Firms Grow Their Capital Reserves During First Quarter WASHINGTON – Private equity fundraising volume jumped 88 percent in Q1 2017, rising to $64 billion from $34 billion…

Private Capital’s Role in Overhauling America’s Outdated Infrastructure

Whether you can see it or not, the current state of America’s infrastructure system is costing you money. America’s infrastructure woes, such as bridges requiring emergency repairs or highways…

Medium Post: Private Equity’s Public Mission, New Practices Have Taken Center Stage

  By many measures, the private equity industry has evolved in the last decade. In particular, the industry has placed a focus on improved diversity, consistent transparency, and…

AIC Hosts 2017 Founders Meeting

Mark Tresnowski of Madison Dearborn (center) talks with Kevin Albert of Pantheon (right) and Christian McGrath of GTCR (left)   Stewart Kohl of Riverside (left) and Greg Segall of Versa…

Report Shows Continued Value Of Private Equity For Long-Term Investors

Private Equity Returns To Pension Funds Outperformed Stock Markets Over The Long-Term WASHINGTON – Private equity continued its ability to generate the highest long-term returns, net of fees, for…

Conflicts: It’s Not Just Fees and Expenses (Ropes & Gray LLP)

Authors: Jason E. Brown, Partner, Private Investment Funds Group; Eva Carman, Co-Head of the Securities Enforcement Group; Dan J. Chirlin, Associate, Government Enforcement Group; Kirsten Boreen…

New Investment Report Highlights Private Equity’s Key Economic Sectors

Business Products & Services (B2B) And IT Companies Received Nearly Half Of PE Investment In 2016 WASHINGTON – Information Technology (IT) and Business Products & Services (B2B) accounted…

Private Equity Demonstrates Resilience And Sustained Growth In 2016

Investment Volume Reached Second Highest Level In The Last Decade WASHINGTON– Today, the American Investment Council (AIC) released its 2016-Q4 Private Equity Trends Report which showed…

What Energy-Focused Private Equity Sponsors Need to Know About The CFTC’s Proposed Position Limits and Final Rules Regarding Aggregation of Commodity Positions

Author: Mark Proctor, Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity, Vinson & Elkins LLP On December 5, 2016, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) adopted…

Private Equity Returns Again Outpace Stock Market

Private Equity Continues To Deliver Strong Returns To Pension Funds And Other Investors WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Investment Council (AIC) released its latest Performance Update Report,…

2016 Election Results And The Implications For Private Equity

Election Overview WASHINGTON, D.C – President-Elect Donald Trump sealed his upset over Secretary Hillary Clinton by capturing large swaths of the Midwestern states and securing both Florida and…

Private Equity Investment Report Shows Spike In Information Technology Investment During Third Quarter Of 2016

Q3 Industry Investment Report Sees Rise In Overall Investment Volume, Bodes Well For U.S. Economy WASHINGTON, D.C – The American Investment Council (AIC) released its 2016 Q3 Industry Investment…

Private Equity Investment Grows In 2016 Q3

Investment volume rises as fundraising falls for the third quarter of 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Investment Council (AIC) released its 2016 Q3 Private Equity Trends Report [HYPERLINK],…

KPMG On Cybersecurity and Private Equity (KPMG)

Cybersecurity Is A Key Deal Component For Private Equity (PE) Investors By: KPMG The threats of security breaches involving personal and financial data are a constant concern to corporate…

2016 AIC Pension Fund Analysis: Private Equity Leads All Asset Classes for Public Pension Funds

Study Lists Public Pension Funds With The Highest Private Equity Returns And Allocations WASHINGTON, DC – Private equity continues to lead all asset classes in long-term returns on investments…

Video Case Study: Private Equity Drives Growth at Service King

Carlyle and Blackstone Grow Collision Repair Company to 300 Locations WASHINGTON, DC – If you are in need of collision repair services, there is a good chance you turn to a Service King Collision…

Private Equity Continues To Provide Superior Risk-Adjusted Returns To Investors

Performance Update Results Illustrate Private Equity’s Continued Value To Public Pension Funds WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Investment Council (AIC) has released its latest Performance Update…

2016 Annual Meeting and Member Dinner

We held our 2016 Annual Meeting and Member Dinner on September 14-15, with influential legislators, academics, and industry professionals offering their insights on the industry.  The dinner was…

NEW REPORT: Private Equity Boosts Local Employment Growth

New Modeling Shows Investment Is Positively Associated With Job Creation WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the American Investment Council (AIC) released a study examining the relationship between private…