This PwC publication tracks the business issues and best practices of privately held US growth businesses. It incorporates the views of 250 chief executive officers (CEOs/CFOs): 143 from companies in the product sector and 107 in the service sector, averaging $323 million in enterprise revenue/sales, and including large, $300M-plus private companies.
This edition reports that most private companies expect positive growth, and the majority plan an upswing in hiring. Despite ongoing ambivalence about the economy, leading US private companies are not sitting on their hands. Planned major capital investments and increased operational spending remain solid, proving especially strong among Trendsetter companies active in emerging markets.