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Private Equity Chief Dealmakers

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More than 8,400 firms actively manage private equity and private debt funds worldwide, according to Preqin's 2020 report. This is an increase from 6,170 in 2015. About 45 percent of PE firms are headquartered in the United States—typically in big cities such as New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Chicago. In addition to employment in the PE sector, chief dealmakers can work in the hedge fund and venture capital sectors, in investment banking, and for corporations in a diverse array of industries.

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