According to the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and the Edward Lowe Foundation, private equity drives growth in sales and jobs. The two organizations have combines resources to launch growtheeconomy.org, whose genesis is the combination of two databases that can compare sales and job growth by private capital-based companies to the U.S. economy.
The following was noted in ACG’s April 26, 2012 press release (Sampling from 1995-2009):
- Private capital-backed companies grew jobs by 81.5%, while all other companies in the U.S. economy grew jobs by 11.7%
- Private capital-backed companies grew sales by 132.8%, while all other companies in the U.S. economy grew sales by 28.0%
- Middle-market private capital-backed companies created more than twice the amount of new jobs (339,909) than any other employment period.
- Private capital-backed companies had more annual relative growth every year except one, when compared to the general U.S. economy
Information can be sorted by parameters, including location and size. These results are impressive findings and can shed light on the benefits of private equity.
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