In 2018, private equity companies worldwide raised 426 billion U.S. dollars. The vast majority of the capital was raised in the United States. In Canada, the industry which attracted the most private equity deals was industrial and manufacturing in 2018.
The second largest region for private equity is Asia, where 90 billion U.S. dollars was raised by private equity companies in 2018. The value of private equity assets under management has risen steadily in the region since 2010. In 2018, the average private equity deal amounted to 144 million U.S. dollars.