Alabama

Private equity backed companies in Alabama:
182

Employing:
65,040 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 32.7 billion

Private Equity firms in Alabama:
10

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 81 companies that have approximately 792 facilities in Alabama.

These facilities employ more than 14,920 workers within Alabama.

  • Alabama
  • Education Corporation of America

    • Headquarters: Birmingham, AL
    • Education Corporation of America is an accredited post-secondary educational institution with 6,000 students at campuses in four states in the southern United States.

    Urban Radio Broadcasting

    • Headquarters: Mobile, AL
    • Urban Radio Broadcasting owns and operates 24 radio stations in Alexandria, Louisiana; Muscle Shoals, Alabama; Columbus, Mississippi; Meridian, Mississippi; Tupelo, Mississippi; and Toledo, Ohio.
  • Alabama
  • Alabama

New Mexico

Private equity backed companies in New Mexico:
45

Employing:
1,880 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 6.8 billion

Private Equity firms in New Mexico:
fewer than 5

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 62 companies that have approximately 183 facilities in New Mexico.

These facilities employ more than 5,130 workers within New Mexico.

  • New Mexico
  • 505 Southwestern

    • Headquarters: Albuquerque, NM
    • 505 Southwestern sells all-natural and organic green and red chile sauces, salsas, and fajita marinades through retailers and online.

    Heart Hospital of New Mexico

    • Headquarters: Albuquerque, NM
    • Heart Hospital of New Mexico provides health care services to prevent and treat heart disease.
  • New Mexico
  • Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico

    • Active Members: 53,819
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 38,622
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $2.4
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $12.5

    New Mexico Educational Retirement Board

    • Active Members: 60,855
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 71,370
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.6
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $9.4
  • New Mexico

Louisiana

Private equity backed companies in Louisiana:
163

Employing:
14,590 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 22.9 billion

Private Equity firms in Louisiana:
9

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 85 companies that have approximately 707 facilities in Louisiana.

These facilities employ more than 23,130 workers within Louisiana.

  • Louisiana
  • Lamm Food Service

    • Headquarters: Lafayette, LA
    • Lamm Food Service distributes food products to schools, hospitals, prisons and other institutions throughout Louisiana. The company also distributes food to many local and regional retailers, including restaurants and small grocery and convenience stores.

    Southern Theatres

    • Headquarters: New Orleans, LA
    • Southern Theatres develops and operates multiplex, stadium-seating movie theatres in small and mid-sized markets across the southeastern U.S. The company operates eight theatres with a total of 114 screens.
  • Louisiana
  • Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana

    • Active Members: 84,513
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 94,802
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $2.3
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $13.9

    Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System

    • Active Members: 52,352
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 98,111
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $1.2
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $9.3
  • Louisiana

Arkansas

Private equity backed companies in Arkansas:
55

Employing:
51,220 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 38.7 billion

Private Equity firms in Arkansas:
fewer than 5

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 63 companies that have approximately 437 facilities in Arkansas.

These facilities employ more than 10,100 workers within Arkansas.

  • Arkansas
  • I.O. Metro

    • Headquarters: Bentonville, AR
    • I.O. Metro is a lifestyle specialty retailer that sells furniture, home furnishings, wall art and accessories.

    T.A.W.

    • Headquarters: Alma, AR
    • T.A.W. is a field services company that provides environmental and construction services, equipment and personnel to independent and major oil exploration and production companies throughout Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, and Kansas.
  • Arkansas
  • Arkansas Teachers Retirement System

    • Active Members: 71,195
    • Retiredand Inactive Members: 51,246
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $1.0
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $11.4
  • Arkansas

Missouri

Private equity backed companies in Missouri:
274

Employing:
134,940 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 47.6 billion

Private Equity firms in Missouri:
30

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 118 companies that have approximately 869 facilities in Missouri.

These facilities employ more than 24,480 workers within Missouri.

  • Missouri
  • Data Source

    • Headquarters: Kansas City, MO
    • Data Source’s services include design, sourcing, warehousing, fulfillment, distribution, and print management of marketing materials, business forms, and supplies.

    LLL Transport

    • Headquarters: Brookfield, MO
    • LLL Transport is a biofuel transportation company. It employes over 130 workers across the Midwest.
  • Missouri
  • Public School Retirement System of Missouri

    • Active Members: 77,529
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 61,867
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $2.3
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $27.6

    Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

    • Active Members: 32,925
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 21,542
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $1.1
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $4.6
  • Missouri

Iowa

Private equity backed companies in Iowa:
65

Employing:
19,620 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 9.3 billion

Private Equity firms in Iowa:
5

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 66 companies that have approximately 361 facilities in Iowa.

These facilities employ more than 12,070 workers within Iowa.

  • Iowa
  • Jacobson Companies

    • Headquarters: Cedar Rapids, IA
    • Jacobson Companies is a third-party logistics company that has operations in 27 states and has approximately 6,000 employees.

    Ryko Manufacturing

    • Headquarters: Grimes, IA
    • Ryko Manufacturing is a leading manufacturer and servicer of automated car wash systems in North America.
  • Iowa
  • Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System

    • Active Members: 164,200
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 170,898
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $2.9
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $23.2
  • Iowa

Minnesota

Private equity backed companies in Minnesota:
369

Employing:
113,920 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 59.9 billion

Private Equity firms in Minnesota:
34

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 113 companies that have approximately 528 facilities in Minnesota.

These facilities employ more than 22,163 workers within Minnesota.

  • Minnesota
  • Norcraft Companies

    • Headquarters: Eagan, MN
    • Norcraft Companies is a manufacturer and distributor of cabinetry for the kitchen and bath markets. The company employs more than 1,1700 workers at manufacturing facilities and regional service centers.

    Norwesco

    • Headquarters: St. Bonifacius, MN
    • Norwesco manufactures plastic storage tanks primarily for agricultural, water, and below-ground septic applications.
  • Minnesota
  • Minnesota State Board of Investment (Combined Funds)

    • Active Members: 284,032
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 382,152
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $4.3
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $47.5
  • Minnesota

Texas

Private equity backed companies in Texas:
1,978

Employing:
687,230 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 481.2 billion

Private Equity firms in Texas:
220

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 254 companies that have approximately 3,469 facilities in Texas.

These facilities employ more than 175,170 workers within Texas.

  • Texas
  • Kinder Morgan

    • Headquarters: Houston, TX
    • Kinder Morgan is an energy transportation, storage, and distribution company with approximately 37,000 miles of pipelines and more than 165 terminals.

    Sabre Industries

    • Headquarters: Alvarado, TX
    • Sabre Industries provides engineered structures for electric transmission and distribution, wireless communications, renewable energy and government and defense infrastructure.
  • Texas
  • Teacher Retirement System of Texas

    • Active Members: 949,916
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 404,165
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $13.1
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $111.1

    Employees Retirement System of Texas

    • Active Members: 170,631
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 194,390
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $1.8
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $24.2
  • Texas
  • Apollo Global Management LLC

    • Houston, TX
    • Apollo Global Management are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit-oriented capital markets and real estate. Apollo Global Management raises, invests and manages funds on behalf of some of the world’s most prominent pension and endowment funds as well as other institutional and individual investors.

    The Carlyle Group

    • Houston, TX
    • Established in 1987, The Carlyle Group is a private global investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings.

    CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC

    • Houston, TX
    • CCMP Capital is a global private equity firm specializing in buyout and growth equity investments in the U.S. and Europe in four targeted industries. In partnership with exceptional management teams, we leverage the combined strengths of our proprietary operating resources and deep industry expertise to drive company growth and operational efficiency.

    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

    • Houston, TX
    • Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is a global firm with industry-leading private equity experience, in-depth industry knowledge, sophisticated processes for growing and improving businesses, and a strong culture committed to teamwork and sharing information across offices in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Australia.

    The Riverside Company

    • Dallas, TX
    • Riverside’s unwavering focus on the smaller end of the middle market has led to a proven buy-and-build strategy that maximizes potential for portfolio companies while creating wealth for sellers, partners and intermediaries.

    TPG Capital (formerly Texas Pacific Group)

    • Austin, TX
      Fort Worth, TX
    • Since the firm’s founding in 1992, the TPG investment philosophy has been to create value by investing in change – change created by industry trends, economic cycles or specific company circumstances.

Oklahoma

Private equity backed companies in Oklahoma:
216

Employing:
43,990 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 46.4 billion

Private Equity firms in Oklahoma:
12

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 80 companies that have approximately 540 facilities in Oklahoma.

These facilities employ more than 16,380 workers within Oklahoma.

  • Oklahoma
  • Accord Human Resources

    • Headquarters: Oklahoma City, OK
    • Accord Human Resources provides outsourced human resource management solutions. The company serves more than 500 clients in 44 states.

    Air Cooled Exchanges

    • Headquarters: Broken Arrow, OK
    • Air Cooled Exchanges manufactures air-cooled heat exchangers for natural gas compression systems. The company employs approximately 15,000 workers.
  • Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System

    • Active Members: 87,778
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 61,403
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.3
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $10.8

    Oklahoma Police Pension and Retirement System

    • Active Members: 5,101
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 3,311
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.2
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $1.9
  • Oklahoma

Kansas

Private equity backed companies in Kansas:
168

Employing:
69,910 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 26.1 billion

Private Equity firms in Kansas:
10

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 76 companies that have approximately 438 facilities in Kansas.

These facilities employ more than 16,710 workers within Kansas.

  • Kansas
  • Ad Venture Interactive

    • Headquarters: Lenaxa, KS
    • Ad Venture Interactive, which has 450 employees in Kansas and New York City, is an interactive marketing services company that provides interactive lead generation, online marketing, search engine marketing, media placement, and print media services to its customers.

    Assessment Technologies Institute

    • Headquarters: Stilwell, KS
    • Assessment Technologies Institute is a nursing testing and education company that prepares nursing students for the practical nursing and registered nursing NCLEX license exams.
  • Kansas
  • Kansas Public Employees Retirement System

    • Active Members: 155,054
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 126,703
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.4
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $13.3
  • Kansas

Mississippi

Private equity backed companies in Mississippi:
57

Employing:
12,170 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 7.9 billion

Private Equity firms in Mississippi:
fewer than 5

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 63 companies that have approximately 481 facilities in Mississippi.

These facilities employ more than 11,470 workers within Mississippi.

  • Mississippi
  • Southern Quality Meats

    • Headquarters: Pontotoc, MS
    • Southern Quality Meats processes pork sausage products that are primarily sold to food service distributors for resale to restaurants, schools, hospitals, and other institutions.

    Sqwincher

    • Headquarters: Columbus, MS
    • Sqwincher manufactures an electrolyte replacement drink for industrial workers in high heat environments.
  • Mississippi
  • Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi

    • Active Members: 163,058
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 220,998
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.4
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $23.2
  • Mississippi

Nebraska

Private equity backed companies in Nebraska:
74

Employing:
26,740 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 15.4 billion

Private Equity firms in Nebraska:
6

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 46 companies that have approximately 226 facilities in Nebraska.

These facilities employ more than 11,890 workers within Nebraska.

  • Nebraska
  • Cole Information Services

    • Headquarters: Lincoln, NE
    • Cole Information Services provides small business customers access to its database of more than 128 million household records in the U.S. and Canada, and 19 million businesses for reference and lead generation.

    Primus Sterilizer

    • Headquarters: Omaha, NE
    • Primus Sterilizer manufactures and sells equipment to meet the sterilization needs of the healthcare, bio-pharmaceutical and animal care markets throughout the world. This company has more than 90 employees.
  • Nebraska
  • Nebraska Public Employees Retirement System

    • Active Members: 40,054
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 40,681
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.3
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $8.1

    Omaha School Employees' Retirement System

    • Active Members: 7,215
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 4,387
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.1
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $1.1
  • Nebraska

Tennessee

Private equity backed companies in Tennessee:
350

Employing:
348,000 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 103.8 billion

Private Equity firms in Tennessee:
25

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 126 companies that have approximately 1,184 facilities in Tennessee.

These facilities employ more than 45,435 workers within Tennessee.

  • Tennessee
  • Dura-Line

    • Headquarters: Knoxville, TN
    • Dura-Line manufactures and distributes communication and energy infrastructure products and systems internationally.

    Trilogy Pools

    • Headquarters: Fayetteville, TN
    • Trilogy Pools manufactures fiberglass composite swimming pools and spas for residential and commercial applications. It also offers accessories, such as bubblers, color coordinated fittings and lighting products.
  • Tennessee
  • Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System

    • Active Members: 215,076
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 149,210
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.2
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $34.7

    Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Tennessee Pension Plan

    • Active Members: 12,988
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 9,915
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.1
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $2.5
  • Tennessee

Kentucky

Private equity backed companies in Kentucky:
147

Employing:
101,055 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 28.3 billion

Private Equity firms in Kentucky:
5

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 87 companies that have approximately 684 facilities in Kentucky.

These facilities employ more than 17,470 workers within Kentucky.

  • Kentucky
  • JBC Entertainment

    • Headquarters: Louisville, KY
    • JBC Entertainment operates restaurant and entertainment complexes in 11 cities that feature food, billiards, bowling, and electronic games.

    Logan’s Linens

    • Headquarters: Shelbyville, KY
    • Logan’s Linens, which has approximately 160 employees, provides health care linen management and uniform rental services to more than 50 medical facilities and 500 industrial businesses throughout the Midwest.
  • Kentucky
  • Teachers' Retirement System of Kentucky

    • Active Members: 75,951
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 52,762
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.3
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $14.8

    Kentucky Retirement Systems

    • Active Members: 139,352
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 194,825
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $1.3
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $10.7
  • Kentucky

South Dakota

Private equity backed companies in South Dakota:
30

Employing:
1,520 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 3.1 billion

Private Equity firms in South Dakota:
fewer than 5

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 34 companies that have approximately 68 facilities in South Dakota.

These facilities employ more than 2,800 workers within South Dakota.

  • South Dakota
  • Alkota Cleaning Systems

    • Headquarters: Alcester, SD
    • Alkota Cleaning Systems, which has approximately 100 employees at facilities in South Dakota and Arkansas, manufactures high pressure washers, parts cleaners, and wastewater treatment systems.

    Carex Health Brands

    • Headquarters: Sioux Falls, SD
    • Carex Health Brands sells self-care products such as medication aids, hot/cold therapy products, and home healthcare medical equipment, including bathroom safety devices, mobility and patient aids in mass, pharmacy, and drug wholesale channels.
  • South Dakota
  • South Dakota Retirement System

    • Active Members: 38,207
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 37,161
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.9
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $7.8
  • South Dakota

Ohio

Private equity backed companies in Ohio:
617

Employing:
392,030 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 124.0 billion

Private Equity firms in Ohio:
71

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 145 companies that have approximately 1,293 facilities in Ohio.

These facilities employ more than 45,315 workers within Ohio.

  • Ohio
  • Transtar Industries

    • Headquarters: Walton Hills, OH
    • Transtar Industries distributes automotive aftermarket transmission repair parts and manufactures automotive refinishing products. The company operates 29 distribution centers worldwide.

    Zinkan Enterprises

    • Headquarters: Twinsburg, OH
    • Zinkan Enterprises is a manufacturer of chemicals for mining, industrial and commercial customers.
  • Ohio
  • State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio

    • Active Members: 173,044
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 319,434
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $7.1
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $65.4

    Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

    • Active Members: 348,235
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 661,772
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $7.0
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $67.1
  • Ohio
  • The Riverside Company

    • Cleveland, OH
    • Riverside’s unwavering focus on the smaller end of the middle market has led to a proven buy-and-build strategy that maximizes potential for portfolio companies while creating wealth for sellers, partners and intermediaries.

North Dakota

Private equity backed companies in North Dakota:
29

Employing:
1,440 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 4.7 billion

Private Equity firms in North Dakota:
fewer than 5

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 31 companies that have approximately 47 facilities in North Dakota.

These facilities employ more than 1,550 workers within North Dakota.

  • North Dakota
  • Presort Plus

    • Headquarters: Bismarck, ND
    • Presort Plus provides presort mailing services to regional financial, healthcare and governmental institutions.

    Specialty Commodities

    • Headquarters: Fargo, ND
    • Specialty Commodities is a supplier and distributor of specialty food ingredients, providing customers with sourcing, logistics, and market intelligence. The company’s products include nuts, dehydrated vegetables, oilseeds, edible grains and seeds, dried fruits, and spices.
  • North Dakota
  • Teachers' Fund for Retirement of North Dakota

    • Active Members: 10,014
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 9,102
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.1
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $1.6
  • North Dakota

Indiana

Private equity backed companies in Indiana:
324

Employing:
121,180 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 71.0 billion

Private Equity firms in Indiana:
11

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 124 companies that have approximately 884 facilities in Indiana.

These facilities employ more than 34,160 workers within Indiana.

  • Indiana
  • International Medical Group

    • Headquarters: Indianapolis, IN
    • International Medical Group provides international medical and travel insurance.

    MW Industries

    • Headquarters: Rosemont, IN
    • MW Industries is a leading manufacturer of springs, fasteners and metal stampings in North America.
  • Indiana
  • Indiana Public Retirement System

    • Active Members: 145,519
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 142,066
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $2.6
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $19.7
  • Indiana

Illinois

Private equity backed companies in Illinois:
869

Employing:
309,050 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 209.5 billion

Private Equity firms in Illinois:
213

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 198 companies that have approximately 1,254 facilities in Illinois.

These facilities employ more than 68,936 workers within Illinois.

  • Illinois
  • Banner Service

    • Headquarters: Carol Stream, IL
    • Banner Service provides precision steel bar grinding services.

    GPA

    • Headquarters: McCook, IL
    • GPA is an independent marketing and distribution organization that supplies pressure-sensitive label paper, films, and other materials to the printing industry. The company has more than 6,400 customers.
  • Illinois
  • Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois

    • Active Members: 162,217
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 204,499
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $4.2
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $36.8

    State Universities Retirement System of Illinois

    • Active Members: 71,056
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 128,566
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $1.1
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $13.5
  • Illinois
  • The Edgewater Funds

    • Headquarters: Chicago, IL
    • Edgewater Funds provides capital and experience to profitable growth businesses run by outstanding management teams. Edgewater is distinguished by the depth of experience of our Partners who themselves have been successful CEOs and business leaders.

    GTCR

    • Headquarters: Chicago, IL
    • As a leading private equity firm, GTCR pioneered “The Leaders Strategy” – finding and partnering with exceptional leaders as the critical first step in identifying, acquiring and building market-leading companies through acquisitions and organic growth.

    The Jordan Company

    • Chicago, IL
    • The Jordan Company is a private investment firm that specializes in buying and building businesses in partnership with management. The Jordan Company transactions provide liquidity for owners, raise capital for corporate growth and create significant equity opportunities for key management. The Jordan Company is a long-term investor who seek to build value over time.

    The Riverside Company

    • Chicago, IL
    • Riverside’s unwavering focus on the smaller end of the middle market has led to a proven buy-and-build strategy that maximizes potential for portfolio companies while creating wealth for sellers, partners and intermediaries.

    Sterling Partners

    • Chicago, IL
    • Sterling Partners has a 25 year history of successfully building, growing and managing companies. We consistently accelerate growth across their portfolio companies and deliver outstanding returns to our investors.

    Thoma Bravo

    • Chicago, IL
    • Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity investment firm building on a 30+ year history of providing equity and strategic support to experienced management teams and growing companies. The firm applies its own industry consolidation investment strategy and process, which seeks to create value by partnering with a company’s management to improve business operations and make strategic acquisitions that will accelerate growth.

Colorado

Private equity backed companies in Colorado:
498

Employing:
124,810 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 116.2 billion

Private Equity firms in Colorado:
70

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 123 companies that have approximately 524 facilities in Colorado.

These facilities employ more than 27,990 workers within Colorado.

  • Colorado
  • Imprints Wholesale

    • Headquarters: Denver, CO
    • Imprints Wholesale provides and distributes wholesale clothing in the Rocky Mountain region.

    Pendum

    • Headquarters: Denver, CO
    • Pendum is an independent provider of sales, service, and armored cash transport for ATMs and other cash automation equipment.
  • Colorado
  • Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association

    • Active Members: 196,435
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 300,325
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $3.5
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $40.2

    Fire & Police Pension Association of Colorado

    • Active Members: 16,161
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 8,764
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.6
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $3.4
  • Colorado
  • Vestar Capital Partners

    • Denver, CO
    • Vestar is a leading private equity firm specializing in middle-market management buyouts and growth capital investments. Our core philosophy is : Partner with talented people, develop long-term relationships based on trust and honesty, and together we will achieve success.

Michigan

Private equity backed companies in Michigan:
443

Employing:
487,450 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 81.5 billion

Private Equity firms in Michigan:
41

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 121 companies that have approximately 848 facilities in Michigan.

These facilities employ more than 41,500 workers within Michigan.

  • Michigan
  • ProQuest Information and Learning

    • Headquarters: Ann Arbor, MI
    • ProQuest Information and Learning aggregates and publishes scientific research, articles, and abstracts for use by libraries, universities, and research institutions.

    Models & Tools

    • Headquarters: Shelby Township, MI
    • Models & Tools designs and manufactures commercial defense and space systems for the aerospace industry.
  • Michigan
  • Michigan Public School Employees' Retirement System

    • Active Members: 223,769
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 212,828
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $8.6
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $40.4

    Municipal Employees' Retirement System of Michigan

    • Active Members: 33,969
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 48,362
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.6
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $7.4
  • Michigan

Wisconsin

Private equity backed companies in Wisconsin:
312

Employing:
118,270 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 48.9 billion

Private Equity firms in Wisconsin:
17

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 101 companies that have approximately 441 facilities in Wisconsin.

These facilities employ more than 24,380 workers within Wisconsin.

  • Wisconsin
  • American Finishing Resources

    • Headquarters: Chilton, WI
    • American Finishing Resources provides coating removal services and related products to Midwest manufacturing plants. The company has facilities in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Indiana.

    Automatan

    • Headquarters: Milwaukee, WI
    • Automatan manufactures lithographic labeling equipment for the corrugated packaging industry.
  • Wisconsin
  • City of Milwaukee Employees' Retirement System

    • Active Members: 10,714
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 16,015
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.0
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $4.2
  • Wisconsin

Wyoming

Private equity backed companies in Wyoming:
19

Employing:
1,500 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 2.2 billion

Private Equity firms in Wyoming:
fewer than 5

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 27 companies that have approximately 68 facilities in Wyoming.

These facilities employ more than 1,170 workers within Wyoming.

  • Wyoming
  • Eleutian Technology

    • Headquarters: Cody, WY
    • Eleutian Technology is a provider of online language instruction for global business and education entities. The company offers one-on-one or group tutoring sessions between students and Certified U.S. School Teachers.

    W.L. Plastics

    • Headquarters: Casper, WY
    • W.L. Plastics manufactures high-density polyethylene pipe and related products for the oil, gas, mining, industrial and municipal water markets.
  • Wyoming
  • Wyoming

Florida

Private equity backed companies in Florida:
1,013

Employing:
823,830 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 175.0 billion

Private Equity firms in Florida:
109

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 182 companies that have approximately 2,200 facilities in Florida.

These facilities employ more than 114,080 workers within Florida.

  • Florida
  • American Builders Supply

    • Headquarters: Sanford, FL
    • American Builders Supply is the largest suppliers of doors, windows and trusses to home builders in Florida.

    Cunningham Lindsey

    • Headquarters: Tampa, FL
    • Cunningham Lindsey provides independent loss adjusting and claims management services worldwide.
  • Florida
  • Florida Retirement System Pension Plan

    • Active Members: 623,011
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 478,781
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $6.5
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $122.7
  • Florida
  • Sterling Partners

    • Miami, FL
    • Sterling Partners has a 25 year history of successfully building, growing and managing companies. We consistently accelerate growth across their portfolio companies and deliver outstanding returns to our investors.

    Sun Capital Partners

    • Boca Raton, FL
    • Sun Capital Partners, Inc. is a leading private investment firm focused on leveraged buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies that can benefit from its in-house operating professionals and experience.

Montana

Private equity backed companies in Montana:
34

Employing:
870 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 3.8 billion

Private Equity firms in Montana:
fewer than 5

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 25 companies that have approximately 56 facilities in Montana.

These facilities employ more than 1,960 workers within Montana.

  • Montana
  • Group Montana

    • Headquarters: Columbus, MT
    • Group Montana manufactures and distributes buckles, jewelry, watches, leather, gifts and home decor products for almost 5,000 western retailers internationally.

    Lattice Materials

    • Headquarters: Bozeman, MT
    • Lattice Materials manufactures and distributes precision-machined silicon and germanium crystalline parts. It supplies products to the world market for a variety of applications, including infrared imaging and directional laser mirrors.
  • Montana
  • Montana Public Employees' Retirement System - Defined Benefit Retirement Plan

    • Active Members: 28,548
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 27,462
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.5
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $3.9
  • Montana

Georgia

Private equity backed companies in Georgia:
659

Employing:
269,220 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 145.3 billion

Private Equity firms in Georgia:
53

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 153 companies that have approximately 1,288 facilities in Georgia.

These facilities employ more than 46,900 workers within Georgia.

  • Georgia
  • GoodCents

    • Headquarters: Atlanta, GA
    • GoodCents develops and implements energy efficiency and demand response programs for electric utilities. The company has field offices and current operations in 18 states and Canada.

    The Weather Channel

    • Headquarters: Atlanta, GA
    • The Weather Channel is a media company that delivers weather news via television, the Internet and mobile communications devices.
  • Georgia
  • Georgia
  • The Blackstone Group

    • Atlanta, GA
    • From its earliest days, Blackstone has devoted itself to the belief that clients come first. That has led Blackstone to create a business model designed to serve the needs – and achieve the goals – of Blackstone investors, advisory clients and public unit holders.

Alaska

Private equity backed companies in Alaska:
13

Employing:
430 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 2.0 billion

Private Equity firms in Alaska:
fewer than 5

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 19 companies that have approximately 33 facilities in Alaska.

These facilities employ more than 1,170 workers within Alaska.

  • Alaska
  • The Alaska Club

    • Headquarters: Anchorage, AK
    • The Alaska Club operates 17 health and fitness facilities in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Wasilla and Eagle River, Alaska.

    Little Red Services

    • Headquarters: Anchorage, AK
    • Little Red Services provides clean fluid pressure pumping services on the North Slope of Alaska with a specialized fleet of mobile hot-oil pumping units that are designed for Arctic operations.
  • Alaska
  • Alaska Public Employees' Retirement System

    • Active Members: 24,393
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 33,773
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.6
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $6.1

    Alaska Teachers' Retirement Systems

    • Active Members: 7,303
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 11,868
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.3
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $3.0
  • Alaska

South Carolina

Private equity backed companies in South Carolina:
166

Employing:
63,370 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 28.0 billion

Private Equity firms in South Carolina:
6

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 84 companies that have approximately 851 facilities in South Carolina.

These facilities employ more than 19,820 workers within South Carolina.

  • South Carolina
  • Ajax Rolled Ring and Machine

    • Headquarters: York, SC
    • Ajax Rolled Ring and Machine is a specialty manufacturer of contoured seamless rolled rings used for critical industrial components such as bearings, gears, and flanges. The company employs approximately 100 employees.

    Spartan Foods of America

    • Headquarters: Spartanburg, SC
    • Spartan Foods of America makes frozen pizza, branded pizza crusts and pancakes that are sold through grocery stores and other retail outlets in the United States.  The company employs approximately 200 employees.
  • South Carolina
  • South Carolina Retirement Systems

    • Active Members: 224,412
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 306,034
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $2.3
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $25.3
  • South Carolina

North Carolina

Private equity backed companies in North Carolina:
471

Employing:
312,010 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 90.3 billion

Private Equity firms in North Carolina:
50

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 136 companies that have approximately 1,295 facilities in North Carolina.

These facilities employ more than 40,130 workers within North Carolina.

  • North Carolina
  • Bojangles Restaurants

    • Headquarters: Charlotte, NC
    • Bojangles Restaurants has more than 400 restaurants located in 11 states, Mexico and Honduras. This company ranks among North Carolina’s largest privately-held companies.

    EMS Management and Consultants

    • Headquarters: Clemmons, NC
    • EMS Management and Consultants provides outsourced billing and revenue cycle management services to more than 100 emergency medical services (EMS) providers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee.
  • North Carolina
  • North Carolina Retirement Systems

    • Active Members: 485,581
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 400,084
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $3.6
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $74.5
  • North Carolina
  • The Carlyle Group

    • Charlotte, NC
    • Established in 1987, The Carlyle Group is a private global investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings.

Hawaii

Private equity backed companies in Hawaii:
30

Employing:
16,660 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 5.0 billion

Private Equity firms in Hawaii:
fewer than 5

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 31 companies that have approximately 67 facilities in Hawaii.

These facilities employ more than 7,570 workers within Hawaii.

  • Hawaii
  • Big Island Carbon

    • Headquarters: Kailua-Kona, HI
    • Big Island Carbon manufactures granular activated carbon and bio-oil from macadamia nutshells. The company’s products are used for specialty applications in air and water purification.

    Reyn Spooner

    • Headquarters: Honolulu, HI
    • Reyn Spooner, founded in 1949, is a designer and retailer of tropical clothing and accessories.
  • Hawaii
  • Employees' Retirement System of the State of Hawaii

    • Active Members: 65,599
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 47,683
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.4
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $11.3
  • Hawaii

Virginia

Private equity backed companies in Virginia:
417

Employing:
190,790 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 83.1 billion

Private Equity firms in Virginia:
37

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 143 companies that have approximately 994 facilities in Virginia.

These facilities employ more than 58,050 workers within Virginia.

  • Virginia
  • Educational Options

    • Headquarters: Falls Church, VA
    • Educational Options is a provider of web-based educational software to middle school, high school and adult learners. It provides web-based courses, as well as high school and GED test preparation solutions.

    LogicMark

    • Headquarters: Fairfax Station, VA
    • LogicMark is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative personal emergency response systems (“PERS”). The company offers home healthcare and security products in the United States and Canada.
  • Virginia
  • Virginia Retirement System

    • Active Members: 341,826
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 199,573
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $5.9
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $53.5

    Arlington County Employees' Retirement System

    • Active Members: 3,579
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 3,939
    • Private Equity (Mil.): $45.8
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $1.5
  • Virginia
  • The Carlyle Group

    • Rossyln, VA
    • Established in 1987, The Carlyle Group is a private global investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings.

Utah

Private equity backed companies in Utah:
194

Employing:
37,710 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 30.3 billion

Private Equity firms in Utah:
12

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 90 companies that have approximately 276 facilities in Utah.

These facilities employ more than 19,820 workers within Utah.

  • Utah
  • Ancestry.com

    • Headquarters: Provo, UT
    • Ancestry.com is an online resource for family history and has digitized and put online more than 4 billion records. The company went public in November 2009.

    Granite Seed

    • Headquarters: Lehi, UT
    • Granite Seed specializes in producing, processing, and distributing native seed and erosion control products and services for land reclamation and erosion prevention.
  • Utah
  • Utah Retirement System

    • Active Members: 104,450
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 90,079
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $2.6
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $22.9
  • Utah

West Virginia

Private equity backed companies in West Virginia:
48

Employing:
7,940 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 8.5 billion

Private Equity firms in West Virginia:
fewer than 5

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 44 companies that have approximately 265 facilities in West Virginia.

These facilities employ more than 5,650 workers within West Virginia.

  • West Virginia
  • Apple Valley Waste

    • Headquarters: Kearneysville, WV
    • Apple Valley Waste is a leading provider of solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services to residents in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties in West Virginia and Washington County in Maryland. This company employs over 50 workers.

    Mason Dixon Energy

    • Headquarters: Bridgeport, WV
    • Mason Dixon Energy is one of the largest providers of land services to the exploration and production, pipeline and electrical power distribution industries. This company employs approximately 300 workers.
  • West Virginia
  • West Virginia Consolidated Public Retirement Board

    • Active Members: 74,333
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 74,612
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $1.0
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $12.8
  • West Virginia

Arizona

Private equity backed companies in Arizona:
348

Employing:
96,150 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 47.9 billion

Private Equity firms in Arizona:
24

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 125 companies that have approximately 575 facilities in Arizona.

These facilities employ more than 35,500 workers within Arizona.

  • Arizona
  • Harlem Globetrotters

    • Headquarters: Phoenix, AZ
    • Harlem Globetrotters is an exhibition basketball team that has toured internationally for nearly 80 years.

    Tattoo Manufacturing

    • Headquarters: Tucson, AZ
    • Tattoo Manufacturing produces custom and stock tattoos, tattoo-related products, stickers, and other specialty printed products, including art on canvas, scratch-off cards, and calendars.
  • Arizona
  • Arizona State Retirement System

    • Active Members: 214,346
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 321,155
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $1.3
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $27.7

    Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System

    • Active Members: 34,378
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 18,263
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.7
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $6.6
  • Arizona

District of Columbia

Private equity backed companies in District of Columbia:
59

Employing:
8,050 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 11.2 billion

Private Equity firms in District of Columbia:
37

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 42 companies that have approximately 69 facilities in District of Columbia.

These facilities employ more than 8,590 workers within District of Columbia.

  • District of Columbia
  • Blackboard

    • Headquarters: District of Columbia
    • Blackboard is a provider of software applications to the education industry.

    Blue Hackle Group

    • Headquarters: District of Columbia
    • Blue Hackle Group is an international security services provider that specializes in risk mitigation and risk management services for governments, corporations and NGOs.
  • District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia Retirement Board

    • Active Members: 10,005
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 6,429
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.4
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $5.2
  • District of Columbia

Nevada

Private equity backed companies in Nevada:
132

Employing:
119,420 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 51.2 billion

Private Equity firms in Nevada:
8

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 72 companies that have approximately 211 facilities in Nevada.

These facilities employ more than 38,260 workers within Nevada.

  • Nevada
  • Academy of Healing Arts

    • Headquarters: Las Vegas, NV
    • The Academy of Healing Arts is a for-profit vocational school focused on entry-level healthcare career programs. The company’s accredited curriculum consists of four primary programs and its medical assistant program is one of the largest in Nevada.

    Quality Mechanical

    • Headquarters: Las Vegas, NV
    • Quality Mechanical is a mechanical contractor that specializes in providing piping and plumbing services to institutional clients typically related to large-scale construction projects.
  • Nevada
  • Public Employees' Retirement System of Nevada

    • Active Members: 98,512
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 62,508
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.8
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $26.0
  • Nevada

Maryland

Private equity backed companies in Maryland:
304

Employing:
73,620 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 52.0 billion

Private Equity firms in Maryland:
50

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 116 companies that have approximately 443 facilities in Maryland.

These facilities employ more than 25,480 workers within Maryland.

  • Maryland
  • Access Intelligence

    • Headquarters: Rockville, MD
    • Access Intelligence is a business-to-business media and information company serving the energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets.

    Cambridge International

    • Headquarters: Cambridge, MD
    • Cambridge International designs and manufactures metal conveyor belts used in the food and beverage, packaging, agriculture, filtration and electronic industries.
  • Maryland
  • Maryland State Retirement and Pension System

    • Active Members: 192,994
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 183,723
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $2.1
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $36.4

    Montgomery County Employee Retirement Plans

    • Active Members: 5,554
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 6,237
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.2
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $3.2
  • Maryland
  • Global Environment Fund

    • Headquarters: Chevy Chase, MD
    • Established in 1990, the Global Environment Fund (GEF) invests in businesses around the world that provide cost-effective solutions to environmental and energy challenges.

    Sterling Partners

    • Baltimore, MD
    • Sterling Partners has a 25 year history of successfully building, growing and managing companies. We consistently accelerate growth across their portfolio companies and deliver outstanding returns to our investors.

Delaware

Private equity backed companies in Delaware:
33

Employing:
13,390 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 4.0 billion

Private Equity firms in Delaware:
8

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 39 companies that have approximately 94 facilities in Delaware.

These facilities employ more than 4,400 workers within Delaware.

  • Delaware
  • Optimer

    • Headquarters: Wilmington, DE
    • Optimer conducts textile research, development, and marketing.

    Zenith Products

    • Headquarters: New Castle, DE
    • Zenith Products, which has more than 600 employees, designs and manufactures bathroom storage products and accessories for the retail market.
  • Delaware
  • Delaware Public Employees' Retirement System

    • Active Members: 42,832
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 28,387
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $1.9
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $7.5
  • Delaware

Pennsylvania

Private equity backed companies in Pennsylvania:
748

Employing:
271,400 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 154.7 billion

Private Equity firms in Pennsylvania:
112

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 150 companies that have approximately 1,225 facilities in Pennsylvania.

These facilities employ more than 60,480 workers within Pennsylvania.

  • Pennsylvania
  • CODi

    • Headquarters: Harrisburg, PA
    • CODi produces laptop carrying and tablet cases, mobile security and IT accessories.

    David’s Bridal

    • Headquarters: Conshohocken, PA
    • David’s Bridal is a retailer of bridal gowns and bridal-party related merchandise. The company began as an East Coast bridal salon in 1950, and has since grown to more than 300 locations nationwide.
  • Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System

    • Active Members: 279,152
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 309,724
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $10.7
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $48.5

    Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System

    • Active Members: 106,048
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 123,786
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $6.2
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $25.4
  • Pennsylvania

New Jersey

Private equity backed companies in New Jersey:
597

Employing:
377,030 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 153.5 billion

Private Equity firms in New Jersey:
50

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 144 companies that have approximately 591 facilities in New Jersey.

These facilities employ more than 46,600 workers within New Jersey.

  • New Jersey
  • IPC Information Systems

    • Headquarters: Jersey City, NJ
    • IPC Information Systems provides mission-critical communication solutions to financial services firms.

    KnowledgePoint 360 Group

    • Headquarters: Lyndhurst, NJ
    • KnowledgePoint360 Group is a global marketing services company that provides medical communications and accredited continuing medical education to the pharmaceutical industry.
  • New Jersey
  • New Jersey Division of Pensions and Benefits

    • Active Members: 488,190
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 277,436
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $5.5
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $68.8
  • New Jersey

Connecticut

Private equity backed companies in Connecticut:
363

Employing:
108,750 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 83.0 billion

Private Equity firms in Connecticut:
153

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 103 companies that have approximately 277 facilities in Connecticut.

These facilities employ more than 12,500 workers within Connecticut.

  • Connecticut
  • Cengage Learning

    • Headquarters: Stamford, CT
    • Cengage Learning provides print and digital higher education learning materials, as well library reference materials through its Gale subsidiary. The company employs about 5,300 workers. Nearly 70 percent of the company’s workforce is located in the company’s domestic locations.

    Space Electronics

    • Headquarters: Berlin, CT
    • Space Electronics is a provider of high-precision test and measurement instruments and services. The company’s products are sold primarily to the aerospace, defense, and military markets.
  • Connecticut
  • Connecticut State Treasurer's Combined Investment Funds

    • Active Members: 106,387
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 98,631
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $2.6
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $24.1
  • Connecticut

Idaho

Private equity backed companies in Idaho:
52

Employing:
14,460 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 11.7 billion

Private Equity firms in Idaho:
fewer than 5

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 46 companies that have approximately 97 facilities in Idaho.

These facilities employ more than 5,760 workers within Idaho.

  • Idaho
  • Boise Cacasde

    • Headquarters: Boise, ID
    • Boise Cascade manufactures paper, corrugated containers, and wood products, and distributes office products and building materials. The company has more than 5,000 employees and operates in three countries.

    Unitech Composites

    • Headquarters: Hayden, ID
    • Unitech Composites manufactures composite aero-structures for the commercial and military aircraft industries and also produces rail car shipping containers used in the transport of Space Shuttle solid rocket booster engines. The company employs about 100 workers.
  • Idaho
  • Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho

    • Active Members: 65,270
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 47,973
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $1.0
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $11.7
  • Idaho

Rhode Island

Private equity backed companies in Rhode Island:
53

Employing:
14,170 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 8.0 billion

Private Equity firms in Rhode Island:
11

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 38 companies that have approximately 60 facilities in Rhode Island.

These facilities employ more than 1,718 workers within Rhode Island.

  • Rhode Island
  • Neptune-Benson

    • Headquarters: Coventry, RI
    • Neptune-Benson designs and manufactures environmentally friendly filtration systems, recirculation components, and filter accessories to the big-water recreational aquatics industry.

    Ross-Simons

    • Headquarters: Providence, RI
    • Ross-Simons, which employs over 500 workers, is an owner and operator of a chain of stores selling jewelry, tableware items, giftware and accessories.
  • Rhode Island
  • Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island

    • Active Members: 32,084
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 34,897
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.6
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $7.2
  • Rhode Island
  • Providence Equity Partners

    • Providence, RI
    • Providence is the world’s leading private equity firm focused on media, communications, information and education investments.

Massachusetts

Private equity backed companies in Massachusetts:
619

Employing:
207,970 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 100.7 billion

Private Equity firms in Massachusetts:
162

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 129 companies that have approximately 461 facilities in Massachusetts.

These facilities employ more than 26,074 workers within Massachusetts.

  • Massachusetts
  • Berkshire Manufactured Products

    • Headquarters: Newburyport, MA
    • Berkshire Manufactured Products supplies jet engine components for the aerospace industry.

    Not Your Average Joe’s

    • Headquarters: Middleboro, MA
    • Not Your Average Joe’s is a dining restaurant chain that offers high-quality, chef-prepared foods at casual dining prices in the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions.
  • Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Trust (PRIT) Fund

    • Active Members: 175,348
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 178,168
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $6.1
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $48.7

    State-Boston Retirement System

    • Active Members: 19,418
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 30,574
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.2
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $3.2
  • Massachusetts
  • ArcLight Capital Partners

    • Boston, MA
    • In 2001, ArcLight pioneered an investment approach that takes advantage of industry fundamentals and protects against market risks. ArcLight invests across the entire energy industry value chain including coal, oil and gas production, midstream, power generation, gas and electric transmission and distribution as well as related service businesses.

    The Blackstone Group

    • Boston, MA
    • From its earliest days, Blackstone has devoted itself to the belief that clients come first. That has led Blackstone to create a business model designed to serve the needs – and achieve the goals – of Blackstone investors, advisory clients and public unit holders.

    TA Associates

    • Boston, MA
    • Founded in 1968, TA Associates is one of the oldest and largest private equity firms in the world. TA Associates invests in private companies in exciting industries, with the goal of helping management teams build their businesses into great companies.

    Vestar Capital Partners

    • Boston, MA
    • Vestar is a leading private equity firm specializing in middle-market management buyouts and growth capital investments. Our core philosophy is : Partner with talented people, develop long-term relationships based on trust and honesty, and together we will achieve success.

Vermont

Private equity backed companies in Vermont:
41

Employing:
14,710 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 6.6 billion

Private Equity firms in Vermont:
fewer than 5

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 26 companies that have approximately 48 facilities in Vermont.

These facilities employ more than 770 workers within Vermont.

  • Vermont
  • DR Power Equipment

    • Headquarters: Vergennes, VT
    • DR Power Equipment designs, assembles and markets professional grade outdoor power equipment for homeowners.

    Westminster Cracker Company

    • Headquarters: Rutland, VT
    • Westminster Cracker Company manufactures all-natural oyster crackers and other baked goods that are served in restaurants and other food service establishments, as well as sold through retail channels in the United States.
  • Vermont
  • Vermont

Washington

Private equity backed companies in Washington:
325

Employing:
67,230 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 65.3 billion

Private Equity firms in Washington:
29

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 103 companies that have approximately 389 facilities in Washington.

These facilities employ more than 14,389 workers within Washington.

  • Washington
  • All Star Directories

    • Headquarters: Seattle, WA
    • All Star Directories publishes online and career school directories matching millions of prospective students with 6,000 featured schools ranging from research institutions to online and for-profit schools.

    Getty Images

    • Headquarters: Seattle, WA
    • Getty Images is a creator and distributor of still imagery, footage and multi-media products. The company also provides other forms of digital content, including music. The company serves business customers in more than 100 countries, and has approximately 2,000 employees.
  • Washington
  • Washington State Department of Retirement Systems

    • Active Members: 293,279
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 188,645
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $16.1
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $61.8

    Tacoma Employees' Retirement System

    • Active Members: 2,861
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 2,533
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.1
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $1.3
  • Washington

New Hampshire

Private equity backed companies in New Hampshire:
107

Employing:
10,260 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 13.7 billion

Private Equity firms in New Hampshire:
9

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 56 companies that have approximately 128 facilities in New Hampshire.

These facilities employ more than 3,788 workers within New Hampshire.

  • New Hampshire
  • Brookstone

    • Headquarters: Merrimack, NH
    • Brookstone is a nationwide specialty retailer that markets proprietary-branded products. The company’s distribution channels are currently comprised of retail stores, a website and nearly 50 million catalogs.

    Resonetics

    • Headquarters: Nashua, NH
    • Resonetics, a laser micromachining company, “machines” holes and features in sizes that are a fraction of the width of human hair for applications in the telecommunications, electronics and medical device industries.
  • New Hampshire
  • New Hampshire Retirement System

    • Active Members: 48,625
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 36,867
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.1
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $5.7
  • New Hampshire

Oregon

Private equity backed companies in Oregon:
183

Employing:
59,550 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 27.1 billion

Private Equity firms in Oregon:
13

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 85 companies that have approximately 213 facilities in Oregon.

These facilities employ more than 10,985 workers within Oregon.

  • Oregon
  • CD Baby

    • Headquarters: Portland, OR
    • CD Baby is an online independent music distributor and retailer. The company’s e-commerce platform specializes in the sale and distribution of compact discs and digital media content from independent musicians directly to consumers.

    Direct Marketing Solutions

    • Headquarters: Portland, OR
    • Direct Marketing Solutions develops and executes strategic direct marketing programs on behalf of Fortune 1000 companies.
  • Oregon
  • Oregon Public Employees Retirement System

    • Active Members: N/A
    • Retired and Inactive Members: N/A
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $14.1
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $58.2
  • Oregon

Maine

Private equity backed companies in Maine:
54

Employing:
7,300 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 6.7 billion

Private Equity firms in Maine:
8

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 35 companies that have approximately 68 facilities in Maine.

These facilities employ more than 3,080 workers within Maine.

  • Maine
  • 4tell Solutions

    • Headquarters: Portland, ME
    • 4tell Solutions is a consulting firm that develops and implements governance solutions for organizations seeking knowledge, transparency, and accountability for their strategic decisions.

    JSI Store Fixtures

    • Headquarters: Milo, ME
    • JSI Store Fixtures manufactures store fixtures for the supermarket industry. Its products focus on the perimeter of grocery stores, including the produce, bakery, floral, and wine departments.
  • Maine
  • Maine Public Employees Retirement System

    • Active Members: 50,394
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 46,006
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $0.1
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $10.5
  • Maine

California

Private equity backed companies in California:
2,225

Employing:
648,260 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 368.3 billion

Private Equity firms in California:
430

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 277 companies that have approximately 2,095 facilities in California.

These facilities employ more than 109,360 workers within California.

  • California
  • Avago Technologies

    • Headquarters: San Jose, CA
    • Avago Technologies, a semiconductor company, provides analog, mixed signal and optoelectronic components and subsystems to approximately 40,000 customers.

    QTC Management

    • Headquarters: Diamond Bar, CA
    • QTC Management develops and markets software for conducting and managing disability evaluations. The company employs more than 600 clinical, operational, and corporate associates around the country.
  • California
  • California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)

    • Active Members: 786,586
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 859,576
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $34.2
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $233.9

    California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS)

    • Active Members: 429,600
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 426,760
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $22.6
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $150.6
  • California
  • Apollo Global Management LLC

    • Los Angeles, CA
    • Apollo Global Management are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit-oriented capital markets and real estate. Apollo Global Management raises, invests and manages funds on behalf of some of the world’s most prominent pension and endowment funds as well as other institutional and individual investors.

    The Blackstone Group

    • Los Angeles, CA
    • From its earliest days, Blackstone has devoted itself to the belief that clients come first. That has led Blackstone to create a business model designed to serve the needs – and achieve the goals – of Blackstone investors, advisory clients and public unit holders.

    The Carlyle Group

    • Los Angeles, CA
    • Established in 1987, The Carlyle Group is a private global investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings.

    Francisco Partners

    • Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
    • Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm focused exclusively on investment in technology and technology-enabled services businesses.

    Genstar Capital

    • Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
    • For over 20 years, Genstar Capital professionals have pursued an investment strategy of developing in-depth industry knowledge, creating collaborative relationships with management teams and partnering with leading industry executives and advisors.

    Hellman & Friedman

    • San Francisco, CA
    • The Hellman & Friedman objective is to invest long-term equity capital to support the strategic and financial objectives of outstanding management teams operating businesses with defensible positions in growing markets.

    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

    • Menlo Park, CA
    • Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is a global firm with industry-leading private equity experience, in-depth industry knowledge, sophisticated processes for growing and improving businesses, and a strong culture committed to teamwork and sharing information across offices in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Australia.

    Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

    • Headquarters: Beverly Hills, CA
    • Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is an independent investment firm that invests in middle market companies located in the United States.

    Permira

    • Menlo Park, CA
    • Permira is a European private equity firm with a global reach. Permira funds, raised from pension funds and other institutions, make long-term investments in companies with the ambition of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth.

    The Riverside Company

    • San Francisco, CA
    • Riverside’s unwavering focus on the smaller end of the middle market has led to a proven buy-and-build strategy that maximizes potential for portfolio companies while creating wealth for sellers, partners and intermediaries.

    Silver Lake

    • Cupertino, CA
    • Silver Lake is the leader in private investment in technology and technology-enabled industries. Silver Lake invests with the strategic and operational insights of an experienced industry participant.

    Sun Capital Partners

    • Los Angeles, CA
    • Sun Capital Partners, Inc. is a leading private investment firm focused on leveraged buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies that can benefit from its in-house operating professionals and experience.

    Thoma Bravo

    • San Francisco, CA
    • Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity investment firm building on a 30+ year history of providing equity and strategic support to experienced management teams and growing companies. The firm applies its own industry consolidation investment strategy and process, which seeks to create value by partnering with a company’s management to improve business operations and make strategic acquisitions that will accelerate growth.

    TPG Capital (formerly Texas Pacific Group)

    • San Francisco, CA
    • Since the firm’s founding in 1992, the TPG investment philosophy has been to create value by investing in change – change created by industry trends, economic cycles or specific company circumstances.

    Vector Capital

    • Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
    • Vector Capital is a value investor in established technology businesses, both public and private. Vector Capital works in partnership with management to navigate companies through transitions in their business.

New York

Private equity backed companies in New York:
1,172

Employing:
379,510 people.

Total invested (2003-2012):
$ 252.5 billion

Private Equity firms in New York:
614

PEGCC Member Data:

PEGCC members sponsor 189 companies that have approximately 1,144 facilities in New York.

These facilities employ more than 48,240 workers within New York.

  • New York
  • Duff and Phelps

    • Headquarters: New York, NY
    • Duff and Phelps provides financial advisory and investment banking services, serving clients from offices in North America, Europe and Asia.

    Optimation Technology

    • Headquarters: Rush, NY
    • Optimation Technology provides engineering, automation, industrial construction and maintenance services in United States.
  • New York
  • New York State and Local Retirement System

    • Active Members: 536,599
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 522,799
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $14.9
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $150.7

    New York State Teachers' Retirement System

    • Active Members: 270,470
    • Retired and Inactive Members: 156,615
    • Private Equity (Bil.): $7.4
    • Total Fund (Bil.): $86.0
  • New York
  • American Securities

    • Headquarters: New York, NY
    • American Securities is a leading middle-market private equity firm with one of the most consistent track records in the industry of building successful, enduring businesses

    Apax Partners

    • Headquarters: New York, NY
    • Apax Partners is an independent global partnership focused solely on long-term investment in growth companies.

    Apollo Global Management LLC

    • New York, NY
    • Apollo Global Management are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit-oriented capital markets and real estate. Apollo Global Management raises, invests and manages funds on behalf of some of the world’s most prominent pension and endowment funds as well as other institutional and individual investors.

    ArcLight Capital Partners

    • New York, NY
    • In 2001, ArcLight pioneered an investment approach that takes advantage of industry fundamentals and protects against market risks. ArcLight invests across the entire energy industry value chain including coal, oil and gas production, midstream, power generation, gas and electric transmission and distribution as well as related service businesses.

    The Blackstone Group

    • New York, NY
    • From its earliest days, Blackstone has devoted itself to the belief that clients come first. That has led Blackstone to create a business model designed to serve the needs – and achieve the goals – of Blackstone investors, advisory clients and public unit holders.

    The Carlyle Group

    • New York, NY
    • Established in 1987, The Carlyle Group is a private global investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings.

    CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC

    • New York, NY
    • CCMP Capital is a global private equity firm specializing in buyout and growth equity investments in the U.S. and Europe in four targeted industries. In partnership with exceptional management teams, we leverage the combined strengths of our proprietary operating resources and deep industry expertise to drive company growth and operational efficiency.

    Crestview Partners

    • New York, NY
    • Founded in 2004, Crestview Partners is a private equity firm with a contrarian orientation focused on the middle market. Crestview is led by a group of partners and leaders in the private equity business, media business and former senior management of Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

    Hellman & Friedman

    • New York, NY
    • The Hellman & Friedman objective is to invest long-term equity capital to support the strategic and financial objectives of outstanding management teams operating businesses with defensible positions in growing markets.

    Irving Place Capital

    • Headquarters: New York, NY
    • We consider each of our investments to be a partnership. And our goal is to be a reliable partner to entrepreneurs and business owners seeking to grow their companies.

    The Jordan Company

    • New York, NY
    • The Jordan Company is a private investment firm that specializes in buying and building businesses in partnership with management. The Jordan Company transactions provide liquidity for owners, raise capital for corporate growth and create significant equity opportunities for key management. The Jordan Company is a long-term investor who seek to build value over time.

    Kelso & Company

    • New York, NY
    • Kelso & Company focuses its efforts and resources on investment opportunities in partnership with highly capable management teams in middle market companies primarily located in the United States.

    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

    • New York, NY
    • Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is a global firm with industry-leading private equity experience, in-depth industry knowledge, sophisticated processes for growing and improving businesses, and a strong culture committed to teamwork and sharing information across offices in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Australia.

    KPS Capital Partners

    • New York, NY
    • KPS makes controlling equity investments in companies on behalf of institutional investors, including public and private sector pension funds, large bank and non-bank financial corporations, and trusts.

    MidOcean Partners

    • Headquarters: New York, NY
    • MidOcean partners is a private investment firm that specializes in middle market investments in the SU and Europe.

    New Mountain Capital

    • Headquarters: New York, NY
    • New Mountain’s mission is to be “best in class” in the new generation of private and public equity managers as measured by returns, control of risk, service to our limited partners and the quality of the businesses they build.

    Permira

    • Headquarters: New York, NY
    • Permira is a European private equity firm with a global reach. Permira funds, raised from pension funds and other institutions, make long-term investments in companies with the ambition of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth.

    Providence Equity Partners

    • New York, NY
    • Providence is the world’s leading private equity firm focused on media, communications, information and education investments.

    The Riverside Company

    • New York, NY
    • Riverside’s unwavering focus on the smaller end of the middle market has led to a proven buy-and-build strategy that maximizes potential for portfolio companies while creating wealth for sellers, partners and intermediaries.

    Silver Lake

    • New York, NY
    • Silver Lake is the leader in private investment in technology and technology-enabled industries. Silver Lake invests with the strategic and operational insights of an experienced industry participant.

    Sun Capital Partners

    • New York, NY
    • Sun Capital Partners, Inc. is a leading private investment firm focused on leveraged buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies that can benefit from its in-house operating professionals and experience.

    TPG Capital (formerly Texas Pacific Group)

    • New York, NY
    • Since the firm’s founding in 1992, the TPG investment philosophy has been to create value by investing in change – change created by industry trends, economic cycles or specific company circumstances.

    Vestar Capital Partners

    • New York, NY
    • Vestar is a leading private equity firm specializing in middle-market management buyouts and growth capital investments. Our core philosophy is : Partner with talented people, develop long-term relationships based on trust and honesty, and together we will achieve success.

    Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

    • Headquarters: New York, NY
    • Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe focuses their investment activity exclusively in information/business services and healthcare.

Top 20 states by Investment Value
In Billions

  • 1. Texas: $46.6

  • 2. California: $35.0

  • 3. Colorado: $26.8

  • 4. Illinois: $19.1

  • 5. Florida: $17.3

  • 6. New York: $15.6

  • 7. Pennsylvania: $15.0

  • 8. New Jersey: $14.8

  • 9. Georgia: $11.9

  • 10. Ohio: $10.4

  • 11. North Carolina: $10.1

  • 12. Michigan: $9.6

  • 13. Massachusetts: $9.6

  • 14. Wisconsin: $9.1

  • 15. Indiana: $8.5

  • 16. Washington: $8.2

  • 17. Missouri: $7.6

  • 18. Utah: $6.8

  • 19. Arizona: $6.7

  • 20. Oklahoma: $6.0

Top 20 Congressional Districts by Investment Value
In Billions

  • 1. Colorado-6th: $17.2

  • 2. Texas-18th: $15.6

  • 3. Illinois-7th: $6.5

  • 4. New Jersey-11th: $5.9

  • 5. Texas-24th: $5.5

  • 6. New York-17th: $5.1

  • 7. Utah-3rd: $5.1

  • 8. Colorado-2nd: $5.0

  • 9. Arizona-6th: $4.7

  • 10. Missouri-2nd: $4.4

  • 11. Washington-7th: $4.0

  • 12. New York-12th: $3.9

  • 13. Georgia-6th: $3.8

  • 14. Oklahoma-5th: $3.8

  • 15. New Jersey-5th: $3.5

  • 16. Indiana-1st: $3.5

  • 17. California-14th: $3.4

  • 18. Massachusetts-6th: $3.4

  • 19. Wisconsin-5th: $3.1

  • 20. Florida-14th: $3.0

Public Pension Funds Ranked by Dollars Invested in Private Equity in $Bil

  • 1. California Public Employees' Retirement System:
    $34.2

  • 2. California State Teachers' Retirement System:
    $22.6

  • 3. Washington State Department of Retirement Systems:
    $16.1

  • 4. New York State and Local Retirement System (ERS and PFRS):
    $14.9

  • 5. Oregon Public Employees Retirement System:
    $14.1

  • 6. Teacher Retirement System of Texas:
    $13.1

  • 7. Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System:
    $10.7

  • 8. Michigan Public School Employees' Retirement System:
    $8.6

  • 9. New York State Teachers' Retirement System:
    $7.4

  • 10. State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio:
    $7.1

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Public Pension Funds Ranked by 5- and 10-year return to Private Equity Investment

  • 1. Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Trust (PRIT) Fund

  • 2. Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association

  • 3. Teacher Retirement System of Texas

  • 4. Houston Firefighters' Relief and Retirement Fund

  • 5. Minnesota State Board of Investment (Combined Funds)

  • 6. Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System

  • 7. San Francisco Employees' Retirement System

  • 8. Utah Retirement System

  • 9. Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System

  • 10. Contra Costa County Employees' Retirement Association

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