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 Parentsort icon Location Subsidy Source Year Subsidy Value Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidy
Integra Telecom Searchlight Capital Oregon state 2004 $69,042 training reimbursement
Digital Domain Media Group Searchlight Capital Florida state 2011 $50,000 training reimbursement
Digital Domain Media Searchlight Capital Florida state 2011 $379,764 training reimbursement
Digital Domain Media Group Searchlight Capital Florida multiple 2009 $135,000,000 MEGADEAL
Sonic Roark Capital Texas local 2000 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Sonic Drive In Roark Capital Texas local 2002 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Sonic Drive In Roark Capital United States federal 2008 $1,655,500 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 2011 $1,292,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Buffalo Wild Wings Roark Capital United States federal 2010 $1,007,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Buffalo Wild Wings Roark Capital United States federal 2011 $1,410,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Buffalo Wild Wings Roark Capital United States federal 2012 $1,118,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Buffalo Wild Wings Roark Capital United States federal 2012 $1,056,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
SONIC DRIVE IN Roark Capital United States federal 2007 $1,397,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Buffalo Wild Wings Roark Capital United States federal 2016 $1,809,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
SONIC Roark Capital Nebraska local 2018 $152,397 tax increment financing
Dynamic Industries, Inc. Riverstone Holdings Louisiana state 2009 $13,551,785 tax credit/rebate
DYNAMIC INDUSTRIES LTD. INC. Riverstone Holdings Michigan local 1996 undisclosed property tax abatement
Athens Generating Company, L.P. Riverstone Holdings New York local 2004 $17,368,211 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Athens Generating Company, L.P. Riverstone Holdings New York local 2005 $21,128,474 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 2007 $24,561,720 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
Laredo WLE, LP Riverstone Holdings Texas local 2008 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Athens Generating Co LLP Riverstone Holdings New York local 2010 $27,300,133 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Enviva LP Riverstone Holdings Virginia state 2012 $300,000 grant
Athens Generating Co LLP Riverstone Holdings New York local 2008 $25,320,013 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
Enviva Riverstone Holdings North Carolina state 2012 $500,000 grant
Athens Generating Co LLP Riverstone Holdings New York local 2012 $25,823,134 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
ReEnergy Black River LLC Riverstone Holdings New York local 2012 $669,600 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
ENVIVA LP Riverstone Holdings United States federal 2011 $50,357 federal grant
ENVIVA LP Riverstone Holdings United States federal 2011 $7,891 federal grant
ENVIVA LP Riverstone Holdings United States federal 2013 $240,967 federal grant
ENVIVA LP Riverstone Holdings United States federal 2014 $63,015 federal grant
ENVIVA LP Riverstone Holdings United States federal 2012 $57,099 federal grant
ENVIVA LP Riverstone Holdings United States federal 2014 $52,270 federal grant
ENVIVA LP Riverstone Holdings United States federal 2013 $22,401 federal grant
ENVIVA LP Riverstone Holdings United States federal 2012 $15,931 federal grant
ENVIVA LP Riverstone Holdings United States federal 2012 $5,236 federal grant
ENVIVA LP Riverstone Holdings United States federal 2013 $2,972 federal grant
PPL Renewable Energy, LLC Riverstone Holdings United States federal 2013 $2,421,738 federal grant
PPL Montana, LLC Riverstone Holdings United States federal 2014 $55,612,423 federal grant
ReEnergy Black River LLC Riverstone Holdings United States federal 2014 $11,110,471 federal grant
Enviva Riverstone Holdings North Carolina state 2014 $270,000 grant
Enviva, LP Riverstone Holdings North Carolina state 2014 $195,000 grant
Athens Generating Co LLP Riverstone Holdings New York local 2013 $38,423,245 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
ENVIVA LP Riverstone Holdings United States federal 2015 $29,053 federal grant
ENVIVA LP Riverstone Holdings United States federal 2015 $34,010 federal grant
ENVIVA LP Riverstone Holdings United States federal 2015 $57,342 federal grant
ENVIVA LP Riverstone Holdings United States federal 2016 $33,652 federal grant
Athens Generating Co LLP Riverstone Holdings New York local 2014 $23,339,794 tax credit/rebate
ReEnergy Black River LLC Riverstone Holdings New York local 2014 $311,552 tax credit/rebate
Laredo WLE LP Riverstone Holdings Texas local 2008 undisclosed property tax abatement
ReEnergy Black River LLC Riverstone Holdings New York local 2015 $281,028 tax credit/rebate
Athens Generating Co LLP Riverstone Holdings New York local 2015 $23,563,788 tax credit/rebate
ReEnergy Ashland LLC Riverstone Holdings Maine state 2014 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
ReEnergy Ashland LLC Riverstone Holdings Maine state 2014 undisclosed enterprise zone
Enviva Riverstone Holdings Virginia state 2013 $300,000 grant
Athens Generating Co LLP Riverstone Holdings New York local 2016 $23,563,788 tax credit/rebate
ReEnergy Black River LLC Riverstone Holdings New York local 2016 $276,867 tax credit/rebate
Athens Generating Co LLP Riverstone Holdings New York local 2017 $24,576,459 tax credit/rebate
ReEnergy Black River LLC Riverstone Holdings New York local 2017 $227,848 tax credit/rebate
Decker Coal Resource Capital Funds Montana state 2008 $250,000 training reimbursement
Higher One, Inc. Providence Equity Partners Connecticut state 2011 $18,500,000 tax credit/rebate
Higher One, Inc. Providence Equity Partners Connecticut state 2012 $5,500,000 grant
Higher One, Inc. Providence Equity Partners Connecticut state 2011 undisclosed Enterprise Zone
Columbus Steel Castings Company Protostar Partners Ohio state 2014 $1,796,912 tax credit/rebate
Clipper Windpower, Inc. Platinum Equity Iowa state 2005 $500,000 grant/loan hybrid program
Clipper Windpower, Inc. 05-EZ-30 Platinum Equity Iowa state 2005 $146,152 enterprise zone
Clipper Windpower, PLC 07-EZ-002 Platinum Equity Iowa state 2006 $417,675 enterprise zone
Clipper Windpower, Inc. Platinum Equity Iowa state 2005 $346,000 infrastructure assistance
JOSEPH T RYERSON & SON INC Platinum Equity Michigan local 2002 undisclosed property tax abatement
JOSEPH T RYERSON & SON INC Platinum Equity Michigan local 2002 undisclosed property tax abatement
BRIDGE TERMINAL TRANSPORT INC. Platinum Equity New Jersey state undisclosed tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Diversified Machine, Inc. Platinum Equity Pennsylvania state $160,000 loan or bond financing
Jostens, Inc. Platinum Equity Pennsylvania state $25,000 grant
Diversified Machine, Inc. Platinum Equity Pennsylvania state 2009 $15,554 tax credit/rebate
Diversified Machine, Inc. Platinum Equity Pennsylvania state 2010 $3,105 tax credit/rebate
Jostens, Inc Platinum Equity Kansas state 2009 $9,000 training reimbursement
Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, Inc. Platinum Equity Arkansas state 2010 $80,486 tax credit/rebate
JOESPH T. RYERSON & SON INC Platinum Equity Arkansas state 2010 $83,938 tax credit/rebate
Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, Inc. Platinum Equity Iowa state 2011 $205,500 training reimbursement
Jostens, Inc. Platinum Equity Tennessee state 2012 $665,000 training reimbursement
Ryerson Platinum Equity Arkansas state 2011 $18,000 training reimbursement
JOSEPH T RYERSON & SON INC Platinum Equity Michigan local 2008 undisclosed property tax abatement
Jostens, Inc. Platinum Equity Tennessee local 2011 undisclosed property tax abatement
Diversified Machine, Inc. Platinum Equity Pennsylvania state 2011 $7,785 tax credit/rebate
BRIDGE TERMINAL TRANSPORT INC. Platinum Equity New Jersey state undisclosed tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, Inc. Platinum Equity Ohio local 2010 $5,419 tax credit/rebate
Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, Inc. Platinum Equity Ohio local 2011 $11,606 tax credit/rebate
Diversified Machine, Inc. Platinum Equity Pennsylvania state 2012 $6,438 tax credit/rebate
MORGAN ADHESIVES COMPANY Platinum Equity Ohio state 2009 $42,388 grant
MORGAN ADHESIVES COMPANY Platinum Equity Ohio state 2010 $18,750 grant
MORGAN ADHESIVES COMPANY Platinum Equity Ohio state 2010 $7,612 grant
EMERSON NETWORK POWER LIEBERT Platinum Equity Ohio state 2013 $20,000 grant
Morgan Adhesives Company d/b/a MACtac Platinum Equity Indiana state 2005 $1,440,000 tax credit/rebate
Joseph T. Ryerson and Son, Inc. d/b/a Ryerson Tull Coil Processing Platinum Equity Indiana state 2007 $425,000 tax credit/rebate
Neovia Logistics Services, LLC Platinum Equity Indiana state 2012 $185,000 tax credit/rebate
Neovia Logistics Services, LLC Platinum Equity Indiana state 2012 $820,000 tax credit/rebate
Morgan Adhesives Company d/b/a MACtac Platinum Equity Indiana state 2005 $3,000,000 tax credit/rebate
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