Hear From Small Business Leaders

Entrepreneurs and business owners speak about how private equity has strengthened their businesses.

Private Equity Supports Small Business

AIC President & CEO Drew Maloney discussed the impact of private equity investment on small businesses and communities across America.

Sunshine Beverages

Private equity has helped this Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based company grow its distribution network, establish key grocery chain partnerships, and continue to deliver on its promise of great taste, no artificial flavors, and lower sugar.

Anthos Therapeutics

Anthos Therapeutics is a Massachusetts-based biopharmaceutical company conducting late-stage clinical trials on an exciting new drug that has the potential to prevent blood clots, which lead to strokes, heart attacks, and are responsible for 1 in 4 deaths in the United States.

The Pad

This boutique hotel and hostel sought out a private equity investment to develop a 36-room lodge that accommodates every traveler’s budget, featuring a bar, rooftop, and business center.


When RVshare partnered with private equity, the company capitalized on the investment by bolstering staff and scaling its business through strategic marketing campaigns.

Private Equity Supports Businesses Across Nevada

Rep. Horsford (D-NV) discussed how all businesses, ranging from small businesses to major Las Vegas hotels, have benefitted from private equity.

Inland Coatings

Inland Coatings is an industrial coating manufacturer in Adel, Iowa, and an example of a successful partnership between private equity and a rural Iowa company.

Black Rock Coffee

Black Rock Coffee had a committed private equity partner who provided critical capital and expertise to help the business weather the pandemic.

What is the Impact of Private Equity
on Small Businesses?


of private equity-backed companies are small businesses


Americans directly employed by private equity


in wages and benefits earned by average private equity worker

Private Equity’s Contributions to The Overall U.S. Economy

Private equity supports jobs, businesses, and local budgets across America.

Fuels Economic Growth

Private equity investments generated $1.7 trillion of gross domestic product (GDP), an increase from $1.4 trillion in 2020. These investments amounted to approximately 6.5 percent of total U.S. GDP.

Tax Contributions

Private equity investments generated tax revenues that supported the federal, state, and local governments. In 2022, private equity paid $304 billion of federal, state, and local taxes.

Multiplier Effect

Private equity workers earned $700 billion in wages and benefits and generated another $1.1 trillion in GDP in 2022. This activity supported an additional $207 billion in federal, state and local taxes.

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