New Report: Private Equity Invested $120 Billion In U.S. Businesses In H1 Of 2019


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the American Investment Council (AIC) released its 2019 Q2 Industry Investment Report showing that private equity invested $120 billion into U.S. businesses in the first half of 2019. The top three sectors receiving the most investment in 2019 so far are Information Technology ($42 billion), Energy ($23 billion), and Consumer Products and Services ($21 billion).
Private equity investments are a crucial driver of growth and innovation in every major sector of the American economy,” said AIC President and CEO Drew Maloney. “By providing investment capital and industry expertise, private equity supports jobs in a range of important industries and builds better businesses in communities across our country
The following graphic displays the total private equity investments per sector in the first half of 2019:

Brookfield Asset Management partnered with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, a Canadian public pension fund, to invest in the largest deal of 2019 H1, acquiring business services and industrials company Clarios for $13.20 billion.

AIC members Hellman & Friedman and The Blackstone Group partnered with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, GIC, and JMI Equity to invest in the second largest deal by acquiring Ultimate Software Group for $11 billion.

AIC member The Carlyle Group invested in the third largest deal by acquiring StandardAero for $5.31 billion.

Read the full report here.