The State of Private Equity: Investing in Over 5,200 Small Businesses Across America in 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In advance of President Biden’s State of the Union Address, the American Investment Council released a new report that shows how private equity invested over $1 trillion in communities across America last year.

Released today, the 2021 Trends Report contains new information on the state of private equity and the industry’s contributions to the American economy. The report found that private equity has consistently invested in businesses of all sizes across the country. Despite rippling challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, private equity invested in 5,205 small businesses in 2021, representing 74% of total investments. 97% of deals were under $500 million. These investments are strengthening the economy, growing businesses and improving the lives of millions of Americans.

Our new report takes another look at the state of private equity – and our industry’s positive impact across America. From supporting small businesses to creating new jobs and ensuring retirement for our dedicated public servants, private equity greatly supported the American economy throughout 2021 and will continue to do so in the future.” – Drew Maloney, President & CEO of the American Investment Council

Read the full 2021 Trends Report here to learn more about how private equity is helping the American economy.