— 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: