As part of our ongoing 2015 in Review coverage, we wanted to highlight five of our most popular reports of the past year—some of which might have slipped under your radar.
Our reports team took on several new challenges this year in an attempt to provide fresh and actionable analysis on the M&A, private equity and venture capital markets. The results? PitchBook’s first analyst report, a collection of hard-to-find unicorn deal terms data and perhaps our most forward-looking piece of content to date, plus much more.
Take a look for yourself. Posted below are our top five reports that you won’t want to have missed, with their publish dates in parentheses.
PitchBook clients will be able to download all of these reports from within the platform. For more of our 2015 in Review coverage, click here.
2016 Crystal Ball Report (December 18)
What is private equity going to look like in 2016? Using data from the PitchBook Platform and survey responses from prominent professionals in the industry, we crafted our first-ever Crystal Ball Report to look into future prospects in areas such as deal volume, debt financing, fundraising and more.
Drawing from interviews with Harris Williams, THL Credit, CohnReznick and VRC, the report—as alluded to earlier—likely features our most forward-looking subject matter to date.
Virtual reality is coming back in a big way. To cover the industry’s revival in the most comprehensive way we could, we made VR the subject of PitchBook’s inaugural analyst report and got in touch with investors and companies active in the space, along with investment banks that have covered the subject previously.
As a result, everything you need to know about VR and augmented reality is included: history, terminology, key components, market applications, investment trends, notable threats to the industry, select company profiles, products in the market (or on the way) and more.
For our third Universities Report, we decided to go big, expanding our annual breakdowns of which universities produce the most venture-backed entrepreneurs. With lists of founders broken down by geography, undergraduate or MBA and more, the report also ranks top programs for female founders.
In addition, the report includes several bonus pieces of venture-related content, including analysis of the emergence of "private IPOs" in 2015.
Interested in the terms, conditions and trends affecting VC-backed worth $1 billion or more? Our brand-new Unicorn Report covers all the big-picture developments you need to know and also reveals hard-to-uncover deal terms involving some of the industry's biggest players.
Drawing on valuation documents and more than 25,000 valuations housed in the PitchBook Platform, the report breaks down unicorn valuation details and much more, including protective provisions, dividends, liquidation preferences, participation rights, voting rights and Board seats.
Where have all the PE- and VC-backed IPOs gone? Is the window closing (or already closed)? That’s the issue we addressed in our first U.S. IPO Trends Report, as 2015 numbers have plummeted following a couple strong years.
We broke down the key numbers in IPO activity, such as median offering size, initial post-valuation, historical performance and more, while also looking ahead to see which companies are in the pipeline for offerings to come.