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2016Annual European PE Breakdown
As 2017 begins, the private equity scene in Europe remains quite complex, with multiple variables potentially exerting a significant effect on dealmaking conditions remaining unknown or uncertain still. Dry powder remains lofty on a global basis, while larger US PE investors are still sourcing abroad as the domestic US environment remains pricey. Furthermore, the broader macro scene in Europe remains volatile, with significant election-related uncertainty persisting, the specter of Brexit being actualized looming and economic indicators still muted at best. In the 2016 Annual European PE Breakdown, PitchBook analysts present their overview of what transpired in 2016 across the continent in PE, examining datasets on fundraising, dealmaking, PE-backed exits and more. Identifying the key trends from last year, they then present a forecast of what is most settled going into 2017. Sponsored by Merrill Corporation, the PE Breakdown draws on data from the PitchBook Platform to analyze trends from a variety of angles.
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2016

VC Liquidity

VC-backed exits in Europe and North America saw a significant decline during 2016. Many factors created turmoil in the public markets which resulted in the fewest IPOs since 2010, and while acquisition's continued to be the most common exit route by a wide margin, the actual number of completed transactions fell by 267 YoY. Late-stage capital in the form of "private IPOs" had been a major theme during 2015, likely pushing the need for an exit or capital raise past 2016, further adding to the decline. The PitchBook 2016 Annual VC Liquidity Report sifts through exit datasets from Europe and North America to analyze trends that shaped the 2016 year in exits.

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2016

European Venture Report

Venture capital in Europe saw substantial decline during 2016, as deal activity and deal value fell by roughly 25% each. While Brexit was been the major story to come out of Europe last year, plenty of other factors proved to be a source of the overall decline in venture. PitchBook's 2016 Annual Europe Venture Report provides datasets and analysis for context our all aspects of venture capital in the region, including investment by sector and region, fundraising and exits, as well as a special report section that breaks down venture specific to the UK.

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2016

Annual US PE Middle Market Report

The 2016 Annual US PE Middle Market Report examines private equity investment in the US middle market as it progressed throughout last year. Competition from strategic acquirers forced PE firms to look for value in smaller portfolio compnies, which in turn has prompted an increase in lower-middle-market deal value. Sponsored by Madison Capital Funding and developed in partnership with ACG and Deloitte, the report also covers PE exit and fundraising activity to provide a comprehensive overview of PE activity in all segments of the middle market.

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2016

2016 Annual Global League Tables

PitchBook's 2016 Annual Global League Tables is the comprehensive ranking of private equity and venture capital activity worldwide for the year as a whole. The report breaks down top investors by region, firm headquarters, AUM and more, as well as the most active law firms and acquirers of PE-backed and VC-backed companies. In addition, there are multiple tables detailing which service providers are most active in a given deal type, such as the law firms that most frequently service buyouts.

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2016

M&A Report

The 2016 Annual M&A Report dives into M&A datasets covering North America and Europe that include more than 100,000 completed deals since 2010. The report also spotlights sectors such as B2C, IT and Healthcare, as well as taking a look at the part of M&A played by private equity.

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2016

Annual US PE Breakdown

The 2016 Annual US Private Equity Breakdown, sponsored by Merrill Corporation and co-sponsored by Murray Devine, reviews how the US PE landscape shifted throughout 2016, diving into datasets covering deals by sector, size and type. In addition, the report covers PE-backed exit activity and fundraising, sourcing exits by type and fundraising metrics such as median fund sizes and times to close from the PitchBook Platform.

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2016

PitchBook Venture Ecosystem FactBook: Austin

PitchBook's 2016 Venture Ecosystem FactBook: Austin utilizes the PitchBook Platform to delve deeply into venture activity, exits and fundraising within the Austin MSA, contextualizing VC trends within a snapshot of the current economic scene. Analyzing local trends in VC investment by tapping an ecosystem-centric framework, the publication draws from local perspectives and extant PitchBook research to present a snapshot of the health of the current Austin venture ecosystem.

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4Q 2016

PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor

Covering the venture industry's 2016 with a focus on 4Q, the latest edition of the PitchBook NVCA Venture Monitor covers topics including deals, exits, corporate venture capital and much more. The report, which was produced in partnership with NVCA, is furnished with datasets covering every facet of VC, detailed analysis of multiple trends, and pages of expanded league tables showcasing the most active investors, Congressional Districts and MSAs.

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Analyst Note:

What 2017 has in store for fintech

PitchBook's latest Analyst Note: What 2017 has in store for fintech provides an update on the current state of the fintech market as well as what key advances in business models, technology and regulation will truly transform the segment as a whole. The note breaks down challenges that still face online lending, Bitcoin/blockchain and asset management and offers strategic solutions and our views on each subsector. Trends in venture capital financing are also addressed.

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2017

PE Crystal Ball Report

PitchBook's 2017 PE Crystal Ball Report draws on survey data from dozens of private equity industry professionals as well as select PitchBook datasets to forecast just how the industry stands as 2017 is incipient. Taking practitioner expectations into account in the context of year-end datasets, the report assesses how current trends are likely to develop in the coming year, particularly given recent, unexpected political developments plus continued instability in multiple emerging economies.

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