More Galleries

The 35 largest U.S. private companies

Some of the biggest names in business operate outside the public markets. Here's a look at the top players.

Power List: Where the private equity money is Fortune's exclusive look at the country's most powerful buyout firms. (more)
10 private-equity deals gone bust When the liquidity is flowing like wine, every deal looks like a perfect ten. But a lot can - and has - gone wrong. (more)
The year of the vulture The private equity firms that will thrive in the year ahead are those that know how to profit from others' misfortunes. (more)
Koch: From Dixie cups to diesel With $98 billion in estimated sales, Koch Industries tops Fortune's list of private companies. (more)video