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Investing in Future Investors: PitchBook Launches Global Partnership with Select Business Schools

February 20, 2015

PitchBook expands global PB Scholars Program to Europe in partnership with London Business School

SEATTLE – Thousands of private equity & venture capital club members from select business schools around the world are now invited to experience the power of the PitchBook Platform through PitchBook’s PB Scholars Program.

With programs officially launched at London Business School (LBS), Wharton University, NYU Stern and Harvard Business School, students can now conduct market research using industry-standard tools. Through this program, PitchBook Data, Inc., the financial information provider behind leading dealmakers and advisors across the globe, provides students with direct access to the data and technology needed to conduct real-world analysis, track industry trends and run comparables for their coursework and internships. Through this complimentary subscription, club members will develop a better understanding of the private equity and venture capital industries and become better prepare for jobs in the market.

“Developing a relationship with select business schools seemed like a no-brainer,” says PitchBook Founder and CEO, John Gabbert. “At PitchBook, we believe knowledge is power. By arming future generations of investors with industry standard tools and resources, they’ll have a richer understanding of the industry and will be better equipped to enter the workforce.”

Like Bloomberg for the public market, the PitchBook Platform is an industry-standard tool that allows users to discover and understand the stories within data and use this knowledge to answer industry questions, make informed decisions and drive success. Throughout their enrollment in PE & VC clubs, members have access to the highest-quality financial data, allowing them to easily track and analyze global private-market transactions spanning the entire investment lifecycle and apply it to real-world experience.

Private equity & venture capital clubs provide a platform for students with interests in private capital markets to develop the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in these industries. Beyond education, student-led conferences and networking, the clubs are dedicated to providing members with the proper tools and training to help them secure jobs in the PE and VC spaces. Through partnerships with research and data providers, like PitchBook, students develop a deeper understanding of the market and are better prepared for careers in the industry.

“Keeping our members up to date with the latest trends and developments in the private equity and venture capital space, is key to the success of London Business School’s Private Equity & Venture Capital Club,” says PEVC Club Co-President, Samuel Green. “Tools like PitchBook give our members unparalleled access to critical data – allowing the Club to fulfill its vision while keeping our members up-to-date and equipped with a significant wealth of industry specific knowledge.”


PitchBook kicks off the European program as the official data provider for the 11th Annual London Business School Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference, happening Friday, March 6, 2015. For more details about London Business School’s PE & VC Conference please visit http://londonpevcconference2015.com/ or contact the LBS PEVC Club Co-President Samuel Green at sgreen.mba2015@london.edu. To learn more about PB Scholars Program, please contact Aaron Eggers at aaron.eggers@pitchbook.com.

 

About PitchBook

PitchBook Data, Ltd. is the foremost provider of data and research technology for the global M&A markets, including private equity and venture capital. PitchBook empowers clients to make the most informed business decisions by providing them with the highest quality information on the entire investment lifecycle through its flagship product, the PitchBook Platform. This award-winning, web-based platform features a powerful suite of integrated technology that meets the diverse, data-driven needs of the private markets. Better Data. Better Decisions. www.pitchbook.com

About London Business School
London Business School’s vision is to have a profound impact on the way the world does business. The School is consistently ranked in the global top 10 for its programmes and research and celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. As well as its top-ranked full-time MBA*, the School offers degree and executive education programmes serving early and later career managers from around the world. There are seven subject areas: accounting; economics; finance; management science and operations; marketing; organisational behaviour; and strategy and entrepreneurship. The main campus is in London’s Regent’s Park and the School has a presence in Dubai, Hong Kong University and Columbia, New York. Teaching and research Faculty come from more than 30 countries and students come from more than 100 countries, making London Business School exceptionally international. There are more than 39,000 alumni, many of whom contribute to current student networks and conferences. www.london.edu


* 2013 Forbes international MBA ranking, 2012 Bloomberg BusinessWeek international MBA ranking and Financial Times MBA 2009, 2010 and 2011 rankings. In 2015 the School is ranked #2 in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking and #1 in the Financial Times European Business Schools Ranking

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