The U.S. Automotive industry has seen a steady level of private equity investment over the past couple of years despite the turmoil it has gone through. According to the PitchBook Platform, there have been 104 completed private equity investments in the Automotive industry since the beginning of 2008. There were 58 in 2008 and 39 in 2009, and there have already been 9 in 2010. In total, well over $5 billion has been invested by PE into the industry over the past couple of years. The most active investors in the space have been American Industrial Partners with 6 investments and Sun Capital Partners with 4.