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Back to blog October 11, 2018 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

International Private Equity Firms Investing in U.S. Companies – Industries of Interest

I probed our private equity database to discover non-U.S. private equity firms that have made investments in U.S.-based companies. I wanted to know the primary industries of interest for these international financial sponsors over the past 12 months. The industry themes are shown below.

Industries of Interest for International Private Equity Firms Investing in U.S. Companies

Absent Industries

Perhaps just as notable are large industry sectors that were completely excluded from this list:

  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Finance
  • Insurance

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As an aside, in the course of this data study, I also determined which investment banks and law firms are most active in these cross-border deals (where the buyer is outside the U.S. but the investment is inside the U.S.).

Most Active Investment Banks

  1. Jefferies
  2. Wells Fargo Securities
  3. Evercore Group
  4. Barclays Investment Bank

Most Active Law Firms

  1. Ropes & Gray
  2. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
  3. Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  4. Kirkland & Ellis