Florida fourth in private equity investment, ranking shows

Private equity firms invested $33.9 billion in 178 Florida companies in 2014, ranking Florida fourth nationwide for private equity investment (measured in dollars), according to new rankings released by the Private Equity Growth Capital Council.

Now in its fifth year, the “Private Equity: Top States and Districts” analysis found that private equity and growth capital invested $486 billion in 3,139 U.S.-based companies nationwide. The analysis, which ranks the top 20 states and congressional districts by investment value and number of investments, found that California received the most investment in 2014 followed by Texas, New York, Florida, and Illinois. View the findings here:

The U.S. private equity industry in the U.S. comprises nearly 4,000 investment firms. Companies backed by U.S. private equity firms employ 11.3 million people in the U.S. and 19.6 million people worldwide, according to the Private Equity Growth Capital Council.

Nancy Dahlberg