|WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the American Investment Council (AIC) released its 2019 Q4 Industry Investment Report showing that private equity invested $309 billion(1) in 4,788 businesses across all regions of the country. The median investment in each private equity-backed business was $58.9 million. The top three sectors receiving the most private equity investment in 2019 were Business Products & Services ($93 billion), Information Technology ($64 billion), and Healthcare ($45 billion).
“Private equity’s total investment of $309 billion was a crucial driver of growth and innovation in every major sector of the American economy in 2019,” said AIC President and CEO Drew Maloney. “By investing a median of $58.9 million into almost 5,000 businesses, private equity supported jobs not just in major cities, but in small communities stretching from Woburn, MA to Belen, NM and everywhere in between.”
The following graphic displays private equity’s median investment per sector as well as the number of business and top communities receiving investment in 2019