PitchBook Opens European Headquarters in London
July 07, 2014
Leading Research, Data and Technology Provider Opens Official European Office to Meet Growing Customer Demand
LONDON – PitchBook, the leading global data and research technology provider to the private
equity and venture capital industry, today announced the opening of its European headquarters in
London. PitchBook continues to advance itself as a global company by realizing more than 100%
year-over-year growth and adding dozens of employees worldwide. Already empowering thousands
of global companies including Deutsche Bank, Reed Elsevier, Credit Suisse, UBS and Pantheon
Ventures to transform the way they view, receive and gain insight from high-quality industry data,
PitchBook is eager to officially enter the European market and grow the user base of the PitchBook
Platform among industry professionals.
“We’re excited to further support and grow our European client base and continue developing our
capabilities to ensure our European data is impeccable and our client services outstanding,” said
John Gabbert CEO and founder of PitchBook. “At PitchBook we are all about better data, better
technology and better service. Entering the European market will allow us to further foster long-term
relationships in the global market.”
PitchBook’s European headquarters is dedicated to developing new and supporting existing client
relations to ensure they have access to the most extensive, high-quality data available. Opening
immediately, the new European headquarters will be led by 10-year industry veteran and current
Managing Director of Sales, Douglas A. Trafelet. Backed by Trafelet’s expertise, the London office
will focus on sales and business development, which includes building PitchBook’s EMEA team and
growing partnerships with ACG UK and other organizations across Europe.
Trafelet, who has extensive experience in business development and sales in London, joins
PitchBook after spending a decade with expert network provider, Coleman Research, where he was
most recently Managing Director, Head of International Sales in London. He has proven to
continually and successfully develop businesses into strong market-leading positions with a promise
to do the same for PitchBook. His immediate plans include establishing client relations, growing
business in the region, generating greater awareness, education and excitement around the
PitchBook Platform and building a strong team to represent PitchBook in Europe.
“PitchBook provides the highest-quality, in-depth data on private equity and venture capital activity
through a world-class platform, equipping clients with all the tools they need to make better business
investing decisions,” said Douglas A. Trafelet, Managing Director of Sales at PitchBook. “I believe my years of experience in the industry will prove effective in serving and growing PitchBook’s presence in Europe.” About PitchBook PitchBook Data, Ltd. is the foremost provider of global data and research technology to the private equity and venture capital markets. PitchBook provides its clients with the highest quality information on the entire investment lifecycle through its award-winning, web-based PitchBook Platform, which features a powerful suite of integrated technology to meet the diverse, data-driven needs of the private markets. Better Data. Better Decisions.