PitchBook blog

Your resource for all things PitchBook

Private market intelligence guide

July 25, 2022
Rising interest rates and tightening monetary policy have all but thwarted borrowing and flow of capital back to LPs. In response to recent market conditions, lenders have scaled back new commitments. To navigate the complexities of this rapidly evolving landscape, firms are looking beyond the traditional means of gathering market intel towards a more proactive, data-driven approach.

Quickly understand the new market environment with accurate, timely data and flexible tools. Our private market intelligence guide looks at how to use PitchBook to follow the entire flow of capital across the private and public markets, compare fund performance across metrics like IRR and cash flow multiples and how to make a market map to identify key players and opportunities in various industries. 
 

What’s inside

Here’s a peek at some of the questions we answer in this guide:

How do you analyze macro and micro private market trends?

Traditional flows of capital are evolving as new entrants like sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds and mutual funds tap into the private markets. To understand how these markets are evolving, it’s essential to see which industries and verticals are growing and contracting and the behaviors of other investors. We look at how to leverage trend analysis tools in PitchBook to quickly and accurately get a full view of the capital markets, including how investments, valuations and exits are changing in real time.

How do you create a market map?

Market maps are a great way to get a better understanding of a market sector, the areas within that space and who the key players are—and then communicate that information with others in a visual way. However, it can be a time-consuming process. We look at how to use PitchBook to create custom market maps in just a couple of clicks.

How do you compare investments?

Having a full view of investment opportunities is essential for making confident allocation decisions and returns. To understand why one fund is outperforming another or how funds in similar strategies perform over time, it’s essential to look at comparable funds' portfolio construction, industry focus, IRR and cash multiples. We look at how to use PitchBook to easily compare fund performance.

Related content