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3Q 2015Global PE & VC Benchmarking & Fund Performance Report
Covering over a decade's worth of comprehensive fund returns, PitchBook's Global PE & VC Benchmarking & Fund Performance Report offers insight into the current investment and fundraising landscape. Sponsored by R.R. Donnelley, the report analyzes net cash flows for both private equity and venture capital asset classes, as well as fund performance metrics such as DPI and TVPI multiples. With detailed analysis of how funds from different vintages have performed over the past few years, the report includes the latest, complete datasets available in order to provide a holistic background to current dealmaking trends.
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1Q 2016

M&A Report

The 1Q 2016 M&A Report delves into the PitchBook Platform to uncover trends across general M&A activity, breaking down transaction multiples, median deal sizes, deal types and more. Furthermore, the report spotlights three key industries: healthcare, energy and information technology. The report digs into the trends that effect dealmakers active in both corporate M&A and private equity dealmaking.

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2016

Canada PE & VC Breakdown: I

The 2016 Canada PE & VC Breakdown: I report, first of our two Canadian publications this year, analyzes trends across private equity and venture capital investment in Canada, assessing how activity has shifted over the past years in terms of sector, size and more. While some datasets of Canadian activity reflect trends similar to what we are observing in other markets, there are some distinct departures that set it apart, such as the boom in VC invested in the first quarter of 2016. Accordingly, the report breaks down such outliers by providing contextual yearly and quarterly activity to better amplify your knowledge of the PE and VC landscape in Canada. In addition, the report delves into PE and VC-backed exits, as well as PE fundraising.

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1Q 2016

U.S. PE Middle Market Report

The 1Q 2016 U.S. PE Middle Market Report examines private equity investment in the U.S. middle market, delving into activity by year and quarter within all segments. Over the past few quarters, overall PE investment in the U.S. has begun to taper down from unprecedented levels in spite of record fundraising. This pattern has percolated down into the middle market, with the glaring exception of deal flow in the lower middle market, which has never been more robust. Expanding on these trends, the report, sponsored by Madison Capital Funding and in partnership with ACG, focuses analyses across PE exit and fundraising activity to provide a comprehensive overview of PE activity in all segments of the middle market.

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1Q 2016

European Venture Industry Report

As the global venture slowdown is reflected in a decline in European VC activity, PitchBook's 1Q 2016 European Venture Industry provides a data-driven snapshot of current trends. Is the slowing of investment in Europe primarily due to broader macro concerns rather than the fear of overheating? If U.S. VCs are exhibiting more caution domestically, will they increase their sourcing in a more reasonably priced Europe? Sponsored by Merrill DataSite, the report delves into venture investment by sector and size, as well as stage and region, to provide context to those and other questions. In addition, it features updates on venture-backed exits and fundraising totals.

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2016

Private Equity ESG Survey

Environmental, social & governance (ESG) issues still are the subject of considerable debate in the private equity industry. Some early adopters already have well-established programs touting the success of their efforts; others have yet to see true value added by their ESG initiatives. Whatever your perspective, taking the pulse of where the industry stands on ESG topics is key. Sponsored by R.R. Donnelley, PitchBook's 2016 Private Equity ESG Survey draws from survey data aggregated over four years to assess dealmakers' attitudes toward ESG matters, as well as the level of concrete action. Given the population of respondents, this latest survey in particular highlights how smaller PE firms are grappling with ESG issues, yielding some intriguing results in comparison to prior years' results, which were skewed toward larger fund managers.

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1Q 2016

European PE Breakdown

There is no shortage of potent variables for private equity investors to consider as they assess the European investment landscape, what with political issues such as the referendum on Britain's inclusion in the European Union as well as prolonged sluggish economic growth. PitchBook's 1Q 2016 European PE Breakdown surveys a wide range of datasets, from private equity investment by sector to continent-wide, quarterly deal flow, in order to provide a comprehensive, compact overview of the current European PE scene. Sponsored by Merrill DataSite, the European PE Breakdown also includes datasets on PE-backed exits and fundraising, as well as a spotlight on PE activity in the Nordic region.

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1Q 2016

U.S. Private Equity Breakdown Report

As U.S. private equity activity falls yet again quarter-over-quarter, PitchBook's 1Q 2016 U.S. PE Breakdown analyzes how the dealmaking landscape is slowly shifting, delving into buyout multiples, investment by type and more. In addition, the report examines how PE fund managers will adapt their strategies across both fundraising and selling, especially in the wake of a couple of blockbuster years for the latter. Sponsored by Merrill DataSite and Murray Devine, the Breakdown also includes datasets covering PE investment by deal size and sector, among others.

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1Q 2016

U.S. Venture Industry Report

With the first quarter of 2016 completed, is it clear that the U.S. venture industry is set for a downturn? PitchBook's 1Q 2016 U.S. Venture Industry Report analyzes overall activity in order to assess the validity of both the most pessimistic claims and the recent uptick in optimism. Unpacking exit levels, investment by stage and other datasets, the report also offers breakdowns of financings by sector and U.S. region. Sponsored by City National Bank, this latest installment of the U.S. Venture Industry Report series serves as an objective source of data and analysis to enrich your assessment of VC trends.

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2015 Annual

Global PE Deal Multiples & Trends

What trends are primarily shaping the current private equity dealmaking landscape? PitchBook's 2015 Annual Global PE Deal Multiples & Trends Report examines data collected in quarterly surveys as well as investment metrics sourced from the PitchBook Platform to provide answers. Sponsored by Hilco Global, and co-sponsored by Toppan Vite and NewStar Financial, the report delves into deal multiples to see how the downturn in PE activity has shaped prices and attitudes, before going on to explore trends in transaction and monitoring fees, as well as anticipated revenue changes.

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2015 Annual

VC Valuations & Trends Report

How have venture valuations shifted in response to the downturn in activity? PitchBook's 2015 Annual VC Valuations & Trends Report examines multiple datasets of U.S. venture valuations in order to assess both the historic, recent ramp-up in the industry as well as the effects of the recent shift downward in activity. Analyzing valuations by a variety of metrics, including step-ups, changes between financing rounds and more, the report also breaks down venture valuations by series and respective, select sectors.

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