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PitchBook to Host First Virtual Conference Examining the State of Private Markets During the Global Pandemic

November 23, 2020

PitchBook Capital Perspectives to Feature Panel Discussions from Leading Investors and Analysts on Private Market Trends to Watch Amid One of the Most Tumultuous Years on Record  
SEATTLE – November 23, 2020 – PitchBook, the premier data provider for the private and public equity markets, today announced the launch of its first virtual conference, PitchBook Capital Perspectives, which will take place on December 10th from 8:00am-2:00pm PST. The conference will feature 10 sessions examining the state of the private capital markets in the context of COVID-19, the 2020 US Presidential Election and move to a digital workflow. Presenters include analysts from the PitchBook Institutional Research Group along with industry-leading investors and professionals, including Bobby Franklin, President and CEO of NVCA; Rohit Iragavarapu, Vice President at Technology Crossover Ventures; Craig Schortzmann, Managing Partner at Stonyrock Partners and many more. Sessions will run concurrently over Zoom with live audience Q&As.
Register for the conference here. Attendees will receive limited access to PitchBook, enabling them to explore detailed data on companies, investors, transactions and research before, during and after the conference. Curated Analyst Workspaces will also be accessible following each conference session. 
“Our mission is to provide clients with the information they need to win. Throughout 2020, this mission has never been clearer as our industry has had to adapt to unprecedented circumstances,” said John Gabbert, founder and CEO of PitchBook. “We’ve long considered launching our own conference to help private market dealmakers better understand unfolding trends and provide an outlook on future investment strategies. This conference will feature, and make available, unmatched data and insights that provide a single source of truth into what’s happening and what investors should expect heading into 2021. This is a must-attend event for investors looking to win.”  
See below for a snapshot of the PitchBook Capital Perspectives agenda: 
  • Panel: How will the recent election affect private markets?  
  • Date/Time: December 10 at 8:05am PST  
  • Presenters:  
  • Nizar Tarhuni, Director of Research and Analysis, PitchBook (Moderator) 
  • Chris Hayes, Senior Policy Counsel, ILPA  
  • Jeff Farrah, General Counsel, NVCA  
  • Bobby Franklin, President & CEO, NVCA  
  • Panel: How has private equity fared in the era of COVID-19?   
  • Date/Time: December 10 at 9:10am PST  
  • Presenters: 
  • Dylan Cox, Lead Private Equity Analyst, PitchBook (Moderator) 
  • Bob Grady, partner, Gryphon Investors 
  • Panel: GP stakes in the middle market 
  • Date/Time: December 10 at 10:10am PST  
  • Presenters: 
  • Wylie Fernyhough, Senior Private Equity analyst, PitchBook (Moderator)  
  • Ajay Chitkara, Head of Bonaccord Capital Partners  
  • Craig Schortzmann, Managing Partner, Stonyrock Partners  
  • Robert Hamilton-Kelly, Managing Director, Petershill 
  • Technology roundtable: where should investors be focusing? 
  • Date/Time: December 10 at 10:10am PST  
  • Presenters: 
  • Paul Condra, Lead Analyst, Emerging Technology Research, PitchBook  
  • Asad Hussain, Senior Mobility Analyst, PitchBook 
  • Robert Le, Senior Fintech Analyst, PitchBook 
  • Brendan Burke, Senior Cybersecurity Analyst, PitchBook  
  • Panel: Healthcare in the private markets  
  • Date/Time: December 10 at 11:10 am PST  
  • Presenters: 
  • Joshua Chao, Aenture Analyst, PitchBook   
  • Kaia Colban, Emerging Technology Analyst, PitchBook  
  • Fireside chat: COVID-19’s impact on the startup ecosystem 
  • Date/Time: November 18th at 1:10pm PST  
  • Presenters: 
  • Paul Condra, Lead Analyst, Emerging Technology Research, PitchBook  
  • Rohit Iragavarapu, Vice President, Technology Crossover Ventures   
For more information on PitchBook’s Capital Perspectives conference, 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, San Francisco, New York and London and serves more than 45,000 professionals around the world. In 2016, Morningstar acquired PitchBook, which now operates as an independent subsidiary. 

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