Private equity investors have invested in 87 U.S.-headquartered companies primarily involved in the Transportation industry's Marine sector, according to the PitchBook Platform. Activity in the sector has calmed since the private equity boom years; yearly deal counts have yet to return to the double digit numbers seen from 2006 through 2008. So far this year, two deals in the sector have been completed. Overall, Florida is the most active state for Marine investments, accounting for 14% of the sector's total deal flow. Close behind in second place is Washington state with a 12% share.