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2016Annual VC Valuations Report
Venture valuations have seen significant upward movement in recent years, creating unrest throughout the industry that some feel is overvalued. The paper gains that investors are able to show limited partners are impressive, but a valuation is only important when it turns into realized returns. In large part, valuations have continued their growth through 2016. Early-stage valuations have reached decade highs, but a plateau has begun to form. Companies looking to exit may feel the pain if private valuations are unable to transfer into grand exit sums. The 2016 Annual VC Valuations Report looks at the data surrounding the valuation boom dissecting the datasets to find out where the growth is coming from and analyzing details that show which way valuations will go next.
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RSM US & PitchBook Spotlight on B2C

RSM US has published its Quarterly Private Equity Deal Flow Profile for the consumer products industry. Powered by the PitchBook Platform, the report offers in-depth insight and analysis of M&A and private equity activity, exits and performance in the industry.

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RSM US & PitchBook Spotlight on B2B

RSM US has published its Quarterly Private Equity Deal Flow Profile for the business products and services industry. Powered by the PitchBook Platform, the report offers in-depth insight and analysis of M&A and private equity activity, exits and performance in the industry.

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RSM US & PitchBook Spotlight on Information Technology

RSM US has published its Quarterly Private Equity Deal Flow Profile for the information technology industry. Powered by the PitchBook Platform, the report offers in-depth insight and analysis of M&A and private equity activity, exits and performance in the industry.

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2017

Global PE & VC Fund Benchmarking Report: Part I

A critical tool in the arsenal of limited and general partners, benchmarking a given fund's performance against the playing field provides useful insight throughout the fund's lifecycle. Particularly in the current climate, where many expect fund returns to only tighten going forward, staying apprised of industry standards is crucial. Covering over a decade's worth of comprehensive fund returns, PitchBook's Global PE & VC Fund Benchmarking Report offers insight into the current investment and fundraising landscape. Sponsored by Donnelley Financial Solutions, the report analyzes net cash flows for both private equity and venture capital asset classes, as well as fund performance metrics such as DPI and TVPI multiples. With detailed analysis of how funds from different vintages have performed over the past few years, the report includes the latest, complete datasets available in order to provide a holistic background to current dealmaking trends.

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RSM US & PitchBook Spotlight on Healthcare

RSM US has published its Quarterly Private Equity Deal Flow Profile for the healthcare industry. Powered by the PitchBook Platform, the report offers in-depth insight and analysis of M&A and private equity activity, exits and performance in the industry.

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2017

Fintech Analyst Report Part IV: Insurance

PitchBook's Fintech Analyst Report on insurance delves into the forces driving VC, PE and strategic investment in the technology disrupting the insurance industry. Given a terrible customer service track record and bloated infrastructure, the global insurance industry stands poised to be disrupted. Nimble, technology-driven firms are challenging the status quo by targeting niche inefficiencies in the insurance value chain from customer acquisition to back-office processing, using behavioral economics and technologies like IoT and cloud.

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2016

US PE & VC IPO Review

Despite Snap's much-hyped debut, the initial public offering (IPO) market's prospects still remain considerably in flux, mainly as that one debut was so much of an outlier in many respects. Given private equity and venture capital firms' unique sets of incentives, the picture becomes much more interesting. PitchBook's 2016 US PE & VC IPO Market Review breaks down multiple datasets in order to provide a compact overview of relevant metrics and private investor-sponsored debut activity in general. Sponsored by Deloitte, the Review also includes their industry experts' analysis of what factors private companies should focus on as they prepare to go public.

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2016

PE & VC Fundraising Report

PitchBook's 2016 Annual PE & VC Fundraising Report analyzes fundraising and dry powder figures from last year through the lens of what factors drove levels to record highs, and how those might affect the near-term futures of each industry. Venture capital had a banner year, raising more than $51 billion for funds located across North America and Europe. While the fundraising total for private equity might not have been a record, more than $268 billion in commitments was secured, the highest total since 2013, taking its total raised in the past four years to more than $1 trillion. Capital overhangs for both industries sit at the highest totals we have seen, spurred by the historic fundraising levels and the depressed dealmaking environments we have seen over the past year-plus. Even while fundraising isn't likely to reach levels we have seen over the past few years during 2017, both PE and VC are well stocked for the future.

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2016 Annual

PE & VC Exits

For the first time ever, PitchBook has combined multiple datasets on both private equity and venture capital exit activity into one data-centric publication, in order to provide a comprehensive overview of private investment liquidity trends. Covering exits of companies based in both North America and Europe, the 2016 Annual PE & VC Exits delves into exit flow, sales by type and size, sector analysis and more, emphasizing a data-driven approach that leans more heavily on multiple cuts and keeps analysis short and to the point. Sponsored by Deloitte, with insight from their Emerging Growth Company Practice on best practices in IPO readiness, the publication provides a concise overview on everything you need to know about PE and VC liquidity.

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2016

Annual European PE Breakdown

As 2017 begins, the private equity scene in Europe remains quite complex, with multiple variables potentially exerting a significant effect on dealmaking conditions remaining unknown or uncertain still. Dry powder remains lofty on a global basis, while larger US PE investors are still sourcing abroad as the domestic US environment remains pricey. Furthermore, the broader macro scene in Europe remains volatile, with significant election-related uncertainty persisting, the specter of Brexit being actualized looming and economic indicators still muted at best. In the 2016 Annual European PE Breakdown, PitchBook analysts present their overview of what transpired in 2016 across the continent in PE, examining datasets on fundraising, dealmaking, PE-backed exits and more. Identifying the key trends from last year, they then present a forecast of what is most settled going into 2017. Sponsored by Merrill Corporation, the PE Breakdown draws on data from the PitchBook Platform to analyze trends from a variety of angles.

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