- Private equity (PE) firms invest $96.4 bln in Illinois businesses
- 3G, Berkshire Hathaway buyout of Kraft pushed Illinois into lead
- Total PE investment in U.S. businesses rose to $626 bln
The Land of Lincoln led all states in total private equity investment last year, according to research published by the American Investment Council. PE firms invested more than $96.4 billion in 193 Illinois-based companies in 2015.