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January 16, 2018
Our clients in the PE industry seem to be a cheery bunch. Buyers and sellers alike find reason for optimism, but could they be masking underlying strains in the market?
January 12, 2018
From media to entertainment, the internet has upended industries by changing consumer behavior, and retail has not been immune to the trend. But what's next?
January 08, 2018
The Boston-based TA Associates marked the 50th anniversary of its founding by announcing the appointment of Patrick Sader as a managing director and five more promotions.
January 15, 2018
January 10, 2018
Electronic Arts has completed some of the biggest and most influential M&A deals in video game history. Using data from the PitchBook Platform, we've created an interactive timeline to represent the steps Electronic Arts has taken to create its gaming empire.
January 05, 2018
Expect the number of active private equity firms to decline in 2018.
January 04, 2018
We picked the brain of Steven Barnes, a managing director at Bain Capital and the head of the firm's North American PE business, to get the scoop on a hectic year.
December 21, 2017
Breaking down the key 2017 themes and research ideas that emerged from PitchBook's analyst team.
December 19, 2017
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
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.
December 15, 2017
KKR has agreed to purchase the global spreads business of Unilever in one of the largest buyouts of the year.
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.
December 12, 2017
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 08, 2017
Are funds-of-funds becoming obsolete globally? It's a question that's been asked over the years, but one that is taking on more urgency as the numbers continue to slide down and to the right.
January 11, 2018
With 2017 receding into the rearview, here's a look at some of the preliminary data that captures global M&A activity during the past three months.
Examining the ongoing trends and recent deals shaping PE and M&A activity in Europe's financial services sector.
The era of cheap money stimulus may have created a self-sustaining and somewhat crazy combination of easy gains and low volatility. And it could be set to end.
January 03, 2018
And you thought your head hurt on New Year's Day: The aftermath of these deals will pain PayPal, Uber and Qualcomm long into the new year.
December 20, 2017
We caught up with Sixpoint Partners founder and partner Eric Zoller to discuss the recent PE fundraising environment, the middle market and more.
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.
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.
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 13, 2017
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.
December 11, 2017
Paris-based Cathay Capital has held a first close for its debut CarTech Fund, a new vehicle aiming to invest about $227 million in automotive companies based in China.
January 09, 2018
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