Private equity investors have backed 230 Ohio-based companies since the beginning of 2010, according to the PitchBook Platform. By deal count, activity slowed in The Buckeye State last year to 66 deals, a bit off 2011's three-year high of 75. At 25 so far this year, 2013 has some catching up to do to keep pace.
43% of all the deals in the time frame were in the B2B industry, including several investments in the industrial supplies & parts and building products sub-sectors. In fact, private equity activity in Ohio's B2B industry outpaced all PE investment in the state's healthcare, materials & resources, financial services, information technology and energy industries combined.