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American Investment Council Welcomes President Trump’s New Infrastructure Plan

Private Equity Industy Ready to Invest In New Projects that Create Jobs and Improve Communities Across America WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, American Investment Council President and CEO Mike Sommers released the following statement regarding President Trump’s new infrastructure plan: “Private equity investors of all sizes are ready to invest in new infrastructure projects that will create jobs, improve local services, and...

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Video Case Study: Private Equity Partnership Revolutionizes The Steel Industry

TPG Growth Partnered with Big River Steel to Create a State-of-the-Art Steel Mill WASHINGTON – The American Investment Council released a new video case study today on the successful partnerships between private equity funds and their portfolio companies. The video features TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG, and Big River Steel, an advanced steel mill located in Mississippi County,...

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Private Equity Operating Resources 2.0

The views reflected in this article are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Investment Council. By: Jay Bartlett, Managing Director, Co-Head Of Private Equity Parthenon-EY PE firms are in the midst of one of the most challenging operating environments on record. High valuations, continued competition from corporate acquirers and record levels of dry powder have sent average acquisition...

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New “AIC Insights” Webcast Reviews The Evolving Role of Private Equity CFOs

ACON Investments’ CFO Kwame Lewis Shares Insights on the Position WASHINGTON – The American Investment Council (AIC) released a new “AIC Insights” webcast [LINK] today, featuring ACON Investments’ Chief Financial Officer Kwame Lewis. The webcast highlights the many responsibilities of middle-market firm CFOs, from overseeing investor relations and HR management to other focus areas for the position. “The role of private...

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ILPA Subscription Best Practices— A Step Too Far

By: Robert J. Raymond, Partner at Clearly Gottlieb, and David W.S. Yudin, Senior Attorney at Clearly Gottlieb This past June, the Institutional Limited Partner’s Association (“ILPA”) released guidance and best practices on subscription lines for private equity funds. Subscription lines have become more prevalent in recent years, so it is not surprising that ILPA chose to weigh in. Many of ILPA’s recommendations, however, are...

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New Report Shows Strong Growth In Consumer-Focused Private Equity Investment

B2B Continues to Lead Industries for PE Investment in Q2 2017 WASHINGTON – Private equity investment in Consumer Products and Services (B2C) grew over 60 percent during the second quarter of 2017, rising to $31 billion from $19 billion in Q1, according to the American Investment Council’s (AIC) Q2 2017 Industry Investment Report. Private equity invested $39 billion in Business Products and Services (B2B), followed closely by...

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High Capital Reserves Position Private Equity For Significant Activity

The Industry’s Capital Reserves Reach Historic High In Q2 2017 WASHINGTON – Private equity capital reserves grew to $572 billion, the highest level since 2003, according to the American Investment Council’s (AIC) 2017 Q2 Private Equity Trends report, released today. “With this level of reserves, the private equity industry is poised to deploy considerable capital to help businesses grow, create jobs, and boost our economy,”...