Subsidy Tracker: Industry Summary Page

Major Industry: 
private equity (including portfolio companies)
Subsidy Total: 
$2,422,780,044
Number of Awards: 
2,925
Time Period: 

Earliest year of data: 1988. Availability of data for earlier years varies greatly from program to program. The majority of the listings for this industry are for the period since 2010.

Notes: 

The dollar total above adjusts for the fact that there is an overlap between the amounts in one or more Megadeal entries and those of one or more of the other entries. The total includes only those entries matched to a parent company. The industry designation is the primary one for the parent's operations overall. Dollar totals do not include awards for which no subsidy value is disclosed.


Top 10 Parent CompaniesTotal Subsidy $Number of Awards
Riverstone Holdings$438,303,19042
Cerberus Capital Management$251,659,005326
Energy Capital Partners$176,495,62729
Blackstone$156,304,23258
Onex$143,185,40476
Searchlight Capital$135,069,0424
Mid Oaks Investments$126,377,38628
Bridgewater Associates$115,000,0001
Thoma Bravo$103,780,5948
Apollo Global Management$87,534,761139


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Company Parent Location Subsidy Source Year Subsidy Value Loan/Bailout Valuesort icon Type of Subsidy
Motel 6 Willcox Blackstone United States federal 2009 $1,465,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
CRUNCH FITNESS TPG Capital United States federal 2019 $1,435,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Buffalo Wild Wings Roark Capital United States federal 2011 $1,410,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
PARTY CITY Thomas H. Lee Partners United States federal 2017 $1,410,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
SONIC DRIVE IN Roark Capital United States federal 2007 $1,397,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Chuck E. Cheese Apollo Global Management United States federal 2014 $1,358,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Motel 6 Blackstone United States federal 2009 $1,350,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Davis-Standard, Llc Onex United States federal 2007 $1,341,349 federal loan or loan guarantee
Motel 6 Blackstone United States federal 2010 $1,330,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
BUFFALO WILD WINGS Roark Capital United States federal 2011 $1,292,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Material Handling Systems, Inc. Thomas H. Lee Partners United States federal 2016 $1,291,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
ZEP, Inc. New Mountain Capital United States federal 2015 $1,278,900 federal loan or loan guarantee
Motel 6 Greenwood Village Blackstone United States federal 2009 $1,272,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
CHUCK E CHEESE Apollo Global Management United States federal 2008 $1,270,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Crunch Fitness TPG Capital United States federal 2015 $1,261,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
MOTEL 6 Blackstone United States federal 2017 $1,257,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Willfire Hc, Llc Apollo Global Management United States federal 2014 $1,194,271 federal loan or loan guarantee
Chuck E. Cheese Apollo Global Management United States federal 2014 $1,194,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Davis Standard Llc Onex United States federal 2014 $1,154,980 federal loan or loan guarantee
Motel 6 Red Bluff Blackstone United States federal 2011 $1,150,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
MOTEL 6 Blackstone United States federal 2007 $1,146,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
MOTEL 6 Blackstone United States federal 2007 $1,139,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
SONIC RESTAURANTS Roark Capital United States federal 2009 $1,130,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Buffalo Wild Wings Roark Capital United States federal 2012 $1,118,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
MOTEL 6 OF SEYMOUR, IN Blackstone United States federal 2007 $1,100,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Motel 6 - Three Rivers Blackstone United States federal 2012 $1,065,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Buffalo Wild Wings Roark Capital United States federal 2012 $1,056,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Motel 6 Bishop Blackstone United States federal 2013 $1,041,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Motel 6 Blackstone United States federal 2011 $1,013,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Buffalo Wild Wings Roark Capital United States federal 2010 $1,007,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
MOTEL 6 SAGINAW Blackstone United States federal 2007 $1,000,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Davis-Standard, Llc Onex United States federal 2010 $995,682 federal loan or loan guarantee
DynCorp International, LLC Cerberus Capital Management United States federal 2005 $990,000 federal insurance
Gardner Denver Inc KKR & Co. United States federal 2008 $986,605 federal loan or loan guarantee
Frontier Spinning Mills, Inc. American Securities United States federal 2010 $900,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Frontier Spinning Mills, Inc. American Securities United States federal 2010 $900,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Credant Technologies, Inc. Silver Lake United States federal 2010 $877,500 federal loan or loan guarantee
Igm Resins Charlotte Inc. Arsenal Capital Partners United States federal 2011 $750,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Center Leaf Partners, LLC Warburg Pincus Iowa state 2006 $685,000 loan or bond financing
Big Tex Trailer Manufacturing, Inc. Bain Capital United States federal 2007 $600,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Big Tex Trailer Manufacturing, Inc. Bain Capital United States federal 2008 $600,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Presstek, LLC American Industrial Partners United States federal 2007 $600,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Pexco Llc AEA Investors United States federal 2017 $600,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Pexco Llc AEA Investors United States federal 2016 $600,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Pexco Llc AEA Investors United States federal 2018 $600,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Pexco LLC AEA Investors United States federal 2019 $600,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Northwest Hardwoods, Inc. Littlejohn & Co. United States federal 2015 $540,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
RCS, Inc. Bain Capital California local $525,000 loan or bond financing
Primeboard Inc. Oaktree Capital Management North Dakota state 2005 $500,000 loan or bond financing
Material Handling Systems, Inc. Thomas H. Lee Partners United States federal 2014 $500,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Pexco Llc AEA Investors United States federal 2014 $500,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Pexco Llc AEA Investors United States federal 2012 $500,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Pexco Llc AEA Investors United States federal 2013 $500,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Big Tex Trailer Manufacturing, Inc. Bain Capital United States federal 2016 $500,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Pexco Llc AEA Investors United States federal 2015 $500,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Big Tex Trailer Manufacturing, Inc. Bain Capital United States federal 2017 $500,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Res-Care, Inc. (thru Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government) Onex Kentucky state 2018 $500,000 loan or bond financing
Big Tex Trailer Manufacturing, Inc. Bain Capital United States federal 2015 $400,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Maxim Crane Works Lp Apollo Global Management United States federal 2007 $380,330 federal loan or loan guarantee
Carry-On Trailer, Inc. Bain Capital Iowa state 2005 $307,500 loan or bond financing
Wahpeton CDC (Primeboard) Oaktree Capital Management North Dakota state 1999 $300,000 loan or bond financing
Shanghai Gkn Huayu Driveline Systems Co Ltd Melrose Industries United States federal 2008 $270,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Davis-Standard, Llc Onex United States federal 2007 $228,540 federal loan or loan guarantee
Homerwood, Inc. American Industrial Partners Pennsylvania state $210,886 loan or bond financing
Davis-Standard, Llc Onex United States federal 2008 $192,556 federal loan or loan guarantee
Davis-Standard Corporation Onex United States federal 2007 $178,261 federal loan or loan guarantee
Diversified Machine, Inc. Platinum Equity Pennsylvania state $160,000 loan or bond financing
Commonwealth Industries, Inc Oaktree Capital Management United States federal 2014 $50,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Commonwealth Industries, Inc Oaktree Capital Management United States federal 2016 $50,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Commonwealth Industries, Inc Oaktree Capital Management United States federal 2015 $50,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Digital Domain Media Group Searchlight Capital Florida multiple 2009 $135,000,000 MEGADEAL
Bridgewater Associates Bridgewater Associates Connecticut state 2012 $115,000,000 MEGADEAL
Compuware Corp. Thoma Bravo Michigan multiple 1999 $100,000,000 MEGADEAL
Empire Gen Holdings Energy Capital Partners New York state 2010 $87,035,916 MEGADEAL
Empire Gen Holdings, Inc. Energy Capital Partners New York state 2010 $86,951,916 tax credit/rebate
Remington Arms Cerberus Capital Management Alabama multiple 2014 $68,900,000 MEGADEAL
Flushing Town Center, L.P. Onex New York state 2010 $60,610,624 tax credit/rebate
St. Joseph Energy Partners LLC Ares Management Indiana local 2015 $60,000,000 MEGADEAL
PPL Montana, LLC Riverstone Holdings United States federal 2014 $55,612,423 federal grant
Red River Environmental Products Energy Capital Partners Louisiana state 2011 $55,292,202 property tax abatement
Athens Generating Co LLP Riverstone Holdings New York local 2013 $38,423,245 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
CTA Acoustics, Inc. Cerberus Capital Management Kentucky state 2004 $33,339,720 tax credit/rebate
Solarwinds Silver Lake Utah state 2013 $32,864,576 tax credit/rebate
Athens Generating Co LLP Riverstone Holdings New York local 2010 $27,300,133 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Athens Generating Co LLP Riverstone Holdings New York local 2009 $26,427,335 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Athens Generating Co LLP Riverstone Holdings New York local 2012 $25,823,134 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Athens Generating Co LLP Riverstone Holdings New York local 2011 $25,804,884 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Athens Generating Co LLP Riverstone Holdings New York local 2008 $25,320,013 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Avon Products, Inc. Cerberus Capital Management New York local 2005 $24,779,767 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Athens Generating Co LLP Riverstone Holdings New York local 2017 $24,576,459 tax credit/rebate
Athens Generating Co LLP Riverstone Holdings New York local 2007 $24,561,720 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Athens Generating Company, L.P. Riverstone Holdings New York local 2006 $24,401,704 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Athens Generating Co LLP Riverstone Holdings New York local 2015 $23,563,788 tax credit/rebate
Athens Generating Co LLP Riverstone Holdings New York local 2016 $23,563,788 tax credit/rebate
Athens Generating Co LLP Riverstone Holdings New York local 2014 $23,339,794 tax credit/rebate
C & M FINE PACK INC. Mid Oaks Investments Indiana local 2003 $23,264,610 property tax abatement
Rackspace Apollo Global Management Texas state 2007 $22,000,000 grant
Athens Generating Company, L.P. Riverstone Holdings New York local 2005 $21,128,474 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
INC Research, Inc. Carlyle Group North Carolina state 2007 $19,793,000 grant
Higher One, Inc. Providence Equity Partners Connecticut state 2011 $18,500,000 tax credit/rebate
Sithe Energies Blackstone New York local 2006 $17,607,508 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
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