Tessa Griffin November 22, 2013
Black Friday tends to bring out the crazed bargain shopper in all of us, which made PitchBook wonder: Are venture capital and private equity firms also camping out for the hottest deals? We pulled data from the PitchBook Platform to examine VC and PE activity after an evening stuffed with turkey tryptophan and came up with a feast of Black Friday venture capital deals over the past five years, which can be viewed in the infographic below.
PitchBook found that Black Friday has averaged four PE and VC deals, combined, over the last five years. Deal types were typically across the board, from buyouts and early stage venture capital to several mergers.
There were five deals completed on Black Friday last year, marking the highest activity level over the last five years, and we look forward to tracking deal activity for Black Friday 2013. Do you think we’ll see more deals this year? Let us know in the comments below!