Private equity is helping companies all across the country grow. So far this year, PE firms have invested in companies headquartered in 46 U.S. states, plus the District of Columbia, according to the PitchBook Platform. Home to 159 PE investments in 2012 to date, California leads the pack, accounting for 13% of this year's U.S. PE deal flow. Investment in the Golden State this year has been bolstered by the Commercial Services, Software and Commercial Products sectors, which together are responsible for over a third (39%) of the state's activity. Rounding out the top five most active states are Texas, Florida, Illinois and New York.
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