Since the beginning of 2007, PE investors have completed 188 investments in U.S. or Canadian companies primarily involved in the Energy Equipment industry, according to the PitchBook Platform. In terms of deal count, the Oil & Gas Equipment sector leads the industry's activity, accounting for 59% of the deals, followed by Alternative Energy Equipment with a 31% share. However, when it comes to capital invested in the industry, Alternative Energy doesn't play second fiddle to Oil & Gas. In fact, by accounting for 50% of the capital invested in Energy Equipment companies since 2007, Alternative Energy just edges out Oil & Gas for the top spot—by a single percentage point.
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