Private Equity Invests More than $148 Billion in 2010

New PEGCC research released last week shows that private equity firms invested more than $148 billion in 1,234 US-based companies during 2010.  The top five states in terms of deal value were California, Illinois, New York, Texas and Illinois.  To view more data, click here.

According to the analysis, private equity firms invested $8.5 million in 21 companies in Illinois’ 7th Congressional District, represented by Democrat Danny K. Davis, more than any other U.S. congressional district. Congressional districts represented by Reps. Jim Himes (D-CT), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Trey Gowdy (R-SC) rounded out the top five.

In the U.S., private equity investment was dispersed throughout the country.  More than $16 billion was invested in 195 companies in California, the most of any state.  Kansas rounds out the top 20 with 12 companies receiving nearly $1.4 billion.  Overall, 21 states received more than $1.0 billion in private equity capital during 2010.