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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Private Equity Firms

Overview: the U.S. Private Equity Firms Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Private Equity Firms: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Private Equity Firms industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Sales Or Shipments Of Merchandise



Interest And Dividends, Including From Subsidiaries



Gains (Losses) From Securities And Other Assets Sold Or Traded (Report Losses By Including A Dash Prior To The Value.)

Administrative And Management Services

All Other Revenue

Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property

Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property Protected By Trademark

Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property Protected By Patent

Rental Of Non-Residential Space In Buildings Or Other Facilities

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Private Equity Firms company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Private Equity Firms industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Private Equity Firms measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 20%

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Chief Executives1%
General and Operations Managers4%
Operations Specialties Managers 8%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 22%
Business Operations Specialists 13%
Financial Specialists 9%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 11%
Computer Occupations 10%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 26%
Financial Clerks 7%
Information and Record Clerks 7%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Private Equity Firms Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Maritz Holdings trademarks "DESIGN THE JOURNEY - NOT JUST THE DESTINATION" - Designing, arranging and conducting business conferences, business meetings, and business events; post-event analysis and customer satisfaction review - 03/03/2018
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  • Joseph David Advertising trademarks "DIVERGE BRANDING" - Brand consulting services; Marketing and branding services - 03/03/2018
  • Capital One Financial patents Systems And Methods For Point Of Sale Deposits - 03/01/2018
  • Sanmina patents System And Method For Health Monitoring Including A User Device And Biosensor - 03/01/2018
  • Tenneco Automotive Operating patents Alignment System For Slotted Snap-action Valve Assembly For Exhaust System - 02/22/2018
  • Public Service Electric & Gas raises $25 million in funding. - 02/05/2018
  • Homefed raises $125 million in funding. - 10/11/2017
  • Conifer Holdings raises $6 million in funding. - 10/11/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Capital One Financial247
    Washington Arbitration & Mediation Services

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

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    • UnitedCorp Announces that the iFramed US Patent Application has been Received at the Office of Publication of the USPTO and is now ready for Issuance - EIN News/ -- MIAMI, Jan. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via OTC PR WIRE-- Miami-based United American Corp (UnitedCorp), (OTC:UAMA) announced today that the iFramed US Patent Application has been received at the Office of the Publication of United States ... (01/12/2018)
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    • City Holding Company : Increases Quarterly Dividend On Common Shares - Earnings have also recently been used to bolster capital for internal growth, and to complete a cash acquisition of three branch offices ... the Company’s operating results; (9) changes in other regulations and government policies affecting bank holding ... (12/13/2017)
    • Hamilton Beach Brands Holding Company Files Registration Statement Relating To Proposed Spin-Off - A copy of the prospectus, when available, may be obtained from the offices of Hamilton Beach Brands Holding Company, Attention ... changes in the import tariffs and monetary policies and other changes in the regulatory climate in the countries in which ... (08/21/2017)
    • First NBC Bank Holding Company (FNBC) - Among other factors, actual results may ... (“Bank”), the wholly-owned banking subsidiary of First NBC Bank Holding Company (“Company”) (NASDAQ: FNBC), was closed today by the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions, and the Federal Deposit ... (05/04/2017)
    • Chicago ad agency Commonground forms minority-owned holding company - among other assets. Launched under the banner Commonground/MGS, the merger created a holding company with 300 employees and more than $100 million in annual billings. It is headquartered in New York, with offices in Chicago, Miami, Houston and Los Angeles. (10/28/2014)
    • Great Bend bank holding company to relocate to Wichita - American State Bancshares, a Great Bend-based bank holding company with $675 ... said Wednesday. The holding company of three Kansas banks, including Rose Hill Bank, will be moving into more than 2,700 square feet of office space at Occidental Management ... (08/20/2014)
    • Hunt Completes Acquisition of Centerline Holding Company - EL PASO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hunt Companies, Inc. (“Hunt”) is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of Centerline Holding Company (“Centerline ... HUD/FHA, CMBS and other debt products while servicing $12.4 billion of loans. (11/18/2013)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $145,283 on Private Equity Firms. It has awarded 3 contracts to 3 companies, with an average value of $48,428 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Private Equity Firms to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Private Equity FirmsOpportunity/Threat
    Research & Development in the Physical, Engineering & Life Sciences
    Research & Development in Biotechnology
    Condominium & Homeowner's Associations & Athletic Associations
    Engineering Services
    Corporate, Subsidiary & Regional Managing Offices

    Since sales from Private Equity Firms are a small fraction compared to other industries selling Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property, companies in the Private Equity Firms industry have the opportunity to expand their product offering to take share from these adjacent industries.
    Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property Product Sales Report

    Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property - Protected By Trademark
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Private Equity FirmsOpportunity/Threat
    Condominium & Homeowner's Associations & Athletic Associations
    Corporate, Subsidiary & Regional Managing Offices
    Business Associations Competing industry
    Grantmaking Foundations Competing industry
    Professional Organizations Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property - Protected By Trademark are less than those from Private Equity Firms. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property - Protected By Trademark sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property - Protected By Trademark Product Sales Report

    Licensing Of Rights To Intellectual Prop - Protected By Copyright
    Licensing Of Rights To Intellectual Prop - Protected By Copyright Product Sales Report

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Nonbank holding companies (except managing), Financial holding companies, Holding companies (except bank, managing), Public utility holding companies, Personal holding companies, Insurance holding companies, Agreement corporation (except international trade financing), etc.

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