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Job Creation and Preservation
Over the past five years, the number of people employed worldwide by UK companies that have been backed by private equity grew by 8% a year - faster than in FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies. Over 90% of companies in which private equity has invested say that without private equity their businesses would not exist or would have grown far less rapidly.


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Growth
Over the last 5 years, sales in private equity-backed companies rose by 8% a year (compared to 6% in FTSE 100 companies and 5% in FTSE 250 companies). Over the same period, exports in companies backed by private equity increased by 10% a year, compared with a national growth rate of 4%.


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Investment
Companies backed by private equity invest more than the national average. In the five years to 2006/7 investment in private equity-backed companies rose by 11% compared with a national increase of 3%.


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R&D
Private equity-backed companies invest in R&D. In the five years to 2006/07, spending by private equity funded companies increased by 14% a year, compared with a national growth rate of 1%.


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Tax Revenues
Private equity backed companies contributed nearly £35 billion in taxes in 2006/7 in the UK.


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SLM Solutions

SLM Solutions Group AG, headquartered in Luebeck, Germany, is a leading provider of metal based additive manufacturing technology (also commonly referred to "3D printing”). SLM Solutions focuses on the development, assembly and sales of machines and integrated system solutions in the field of selective laser melting, vacuum and metal casting. SLM Solutions currently employs over 80 people in Germany and the USA. The products are used worldwide by customers in particular from the aerospace, energy, healthcare and automotive industries. SLM Solutions stands for technologically advanced, innovative and highly efficient integrated system solutions.

www.slm-solutions.com