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December 19, 2017
Apollo has agreed to acquire Qdoba from Jack in the Box. The fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain hasn't had the best year financially, but it has a few advantages over it's larger rival.
Adam Draper made a crazy bet on cryptocurrency when he launched a bitcoin startup accelerator in 2012. Now it's paying off big time, and the Boost VC founder is looking to the future.
Who was the most active PE investor in the world last year? How about in Europe? To find those answers and more, we sliced and diced PitchBook Platform data in more than a dozen different ways.
December 18, 2017
In 2017, China cemented its presence in global venture capital, but the US still dominated deal value and much of the funds space. And then, of course, there's SoftBank.
December 15, 2017
KKR has agreed to purchase the global spreads business of Unilever in one of the largest buyouts of the year.
How do private asset classes compare on a real and risk-adjusted basis? Our analyst note gauges the risk/return profile of US and European buyout funds against PE growth, PE energy and VC strategies.
December 14, 2017
In 2017, a year when overall US dealmaking took a hit, public-to-private buyouts suffered as well. This year showed a sharp decline compared with last year's highs.
We've pulled all the data on seed and Series A investing in US-based companies this year and chatted with experts in the space to provide a comprehensive breakdown of early-stage VC trends this year.
December 13, 2017
Are ICOs sustainable? What do VCs really think of tokens? And how will this affect the industry? We asked those in the know to find out.
December 12, 2017
Cars that drive themselves. Robots that assist with surgery. Rockets designed to go to Mars. We've put together a datagraphic featuring highly valued VC-backed companies in cutting-edge industries.
Despite the ICO craze of 2017, cryptocurrency startups are still nabbing venture capital backing. Here's a look at the eight most active investors in the bitcoin/blockchain space.
Private equity firms completed fewer investments in 2017 than they did in 2016. At the top end, the deals got smaller, too. But the funds got bigger. Much bigger.
This has been the year in which massive VC financings became the new normal. We've taken a look at that and a few other trends that have characterized the past 12 months.
It's never been better, the tech behind cleantech, but M&A activity in the space is on track to post some of its softest numbers for the post-recession period.
Which executives are most likely to have received a raise this year? What percentage of CEOs brought home a 30%-plus pay increase? How many employees received salary increases? We have the answers.
Disney has agreed to acquire a raft of assets from 21st Century Fox in a deal valued at some $66 billion, including debt. The deal puts Disney in a strong position to compete with Netflix when it rolls out its own streaming service in 2019.
According to a price analysis that went viral this week, the rise of bitcoin has overtaken Tulip Mania of the 1600s and the Mississippi Bubble of the 1700s to become the largest bubble ever.
We're incredibly excited to announce the launch of PitchBook Benchmarks, our first standalone fund performance measurement tool built for the research and reporting needs of limited partners and general partners.
Blackstone just can't stay away. Six months after selling the business to a sovereign wealth fund, the buyout behemoth is seeking a new stake.
December 11, 2017
Hookipa's $60 million Series C round is just one part of a record-breaking year for venture investment in biotech.
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