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ICYMI // White paper aims to educate US policymakers on private credit

Today, the American Investment Council released a new report examining how private credit has become a critical source of capital for businesses looking to expand and hire new workers. Read more about the report from a recently published story in Private Debt Investor: White paper aims to educate US policymakers on private credit Private Debt Investor By John Bakie March 17, 2021 The American Investment Council, which represents the...

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New Report: Private Credit Provides Businesses with Critical Capital

Washington, D.C. – Today, the American Investment Council released a new reportexamining how private credit has become a critical source of capital for businesses looking to expand and hire new workers. Over the last 30 years, banks and other traditional lenders have scaled back lending to businesses because of structural and regulatory changes dis-incentivizing them to lend. Capital is critical for companies to grow, and private...

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Private Investment Explained: Dividend Recapitalization

What is a dividend recapitalization? Some privately owned businesses issue new debt to pay a special dividend to their shareholders. Many take this step to pay investors a dividend without draining existing revenue. The distributions are shared with limited partners (investors, such as pension funds or university endowments), often reducing their exposure to the underlying investment, while enabling them to satisfy other financial...

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AIC Statement on H.R. 1068

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, American Investment Council President and CEO Drew Maloney released the following statement regarding H.R. 1068, which was recently released by Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), Andy Levin (D-MI), and Katie Porter (D-CA): “The 2017 tax law made sure that investors only realize long-term capital gains carried interest after investing in a company for over three years.  As workers and local economies...

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AIC Welcomes President Biden and Vice President Harris

Washington, D.C. – Today, American Investment Council President and CEO Drew Maloney released the following statement after the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. “We congratulate President Biden and Vice President Harris on their inauguration and look forward to working with their team. During the Biden-Harris Administration, private equity will continue to help more Americans get back to work,...

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ICYMI // AIC President & CEO Drew Maloney Discusses Private Capital’s Critical Role in Developing COVID-19 Vaccines

Recently, Real Clear Markets published an op-ed from American Investment Council President & CEO Drew Maloney discussing how private capital played a critical role in the development and distribution of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines. Mr. Maloney also discussed his ongoing participation in the Phase I/II trial for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Read the full op-ed below: Millions Enlisted in the Fight to Eradicate COVID-19 Real...