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PitchBook adds Nearly 200,000 European Companies and Their Complete Financials to Award-Winning Platform

October 19, 2017

Building on Existing Regional Coverage, PitchBook Now Holistically Covers Private and Public Capital Markets in Europe, Providing Customers with Unmatched Visibility into Flow of Capital
SEATTLE, NEW YORK, LONDON OCTOBER 19, 2017 -- PitchBook, the premier data provider for the private and public markets, today announced the expansion of its European financial market coverage by adding 171,000 new private companies and their financials, full public company coverage and a decade of European M&A activity. The PitchBook Platform now provides customers with unprecedented visibility into the flow of capital across the private and public markets in France, UK, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sweden and Norway. The dataset expansion underscores PitchBook’s ongoing commitment to increasing the depth and breadth of its global financial market data.
 “PitchBook is an essential tool for us at Home Credit Venture Capital. The expanded European coverage boosts our effectiveness and allows us to quickly access the data and insights we need for both the U.S. and European markets. Using the PitchBook Platform, we know we can always find the most accurate private and public market data from across the globe to help us make the right business decisions,” said Miroslav Boublik, Managing Partner at Home Credit Venture Capital.
With complete coverage of private and public European markets, PitchBook empowers customers to quickly and easily source new opportunities, build accurate private and public comparables, create targeted buyers lists and conduct superior due diligence. Building on its already robust coverage of Europe, PitchBook’s dataset expansion arms investors, service providers and business professionals with an even better understanding of market health and how investments, valuations, exits and multiples are evolving. Listed below are the specific updates to PitchBook’s European financial market coverage:
  • 35,000 financials added to European companies already existing within the PitchBook Platform
  • 171,000 new European companies with complete financial data points including, revenue, income, assets, earnings and liabilities
  • Full public company coverage including public fundamentals and consensus estimates from more than 670 analysts
  • Full decade of M&A activity including transaction values and financial multiples
“Our customers require a holistic view into global financial market activity to make informed business decisions, which is the key driver behind PitchBook’s aggressive push to increase coverage of Europe’s financial ecosystem,” said Doug Trafelet, Managing Director at PitchBook. “The new companies and financials included in this dataset expansion provides unmatched visibility into company health and industry fluctuations, which simply cannot be found elsewhere. Continuing to add and refine our coverage of the European market will remain a key priority in 2018 and beyond, especially as PitchBook asserts its presence in region, both in terms of data collection and corporate footprint.”
As one of the fastest growing financial data providers, PitchBook continues to expand its customer reach by increasing the quality and quantity of its financial market coverage. Currently, the Platform hosts nearly 900,000 private companies, 80,000 public companies and 800,000 transactions globally. No other financial data provider covers the private and public financial markets as holistically. Today, more than 2,000 institutional investors, service providers and business owners use PitchBook regularly to follow and analyze the flow of capital across the entire private and public markets. Since launching PitchBook’s London office in 2014, the company has added notable clients like Barclays, Siemens, Ikea and Bridgepoint, and has also expanded its team to support growing demand in the region.
For more information about PitchBook’s dataset expansion, click here.
About PitchBook
PitchBook is a financial data and software company that provides transparency into the capital markets to help professionals discover and execute opportunities with confidence and efficiency. PitchBook collects and analyzes detailed data on the entire venture capital, private equity and M&A landscape—including public and private companies, investors, funds, investments, exits and people. The company’s data and analysis are available through the PitchBook Platform, industry news and in-depth reports. Founded in 2007, PitchBook has offices in Seattle, New York and London and serves more than 12,000 professionals around the world. In 2016, Morningstar acquired PitchBook, which now operates as an independent subsidiary. 
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