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4Q 2017PitchBook Benchmarks
PitchBook Benchmarks
PitchBook has unveiled its debut standalone performance measurement product, PitchBook Benchmarks. Leveraging a differentiated data collection process, PitchBook Benchmarks are able to provide unprecedented transparency into the underlying funds and performance metrics used to construct each of the benchmarks we publish. This enhanced level of granularity helps limited partners (LPs) make more informed asset allocation decisions, while general partners (GPs) can leverage our benchmarks to gauge and report the relative performance of their past and active funds. Further, PitchBook Benchmarks will be available in both PDF and XLS format, enabling users to reconstruct or export our data to better suit their custom benchmarking needs.
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Analyst Note: Publicly traded private equity underperforms peers

2017

Analyst Note: Publicly traded private equity underperforms peers

Scant analysis has been done in the way of examining fund-level returns for firms such as Blackstone, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Apollo, Carlyle and Oaktree, especially compared to their privately held peers. In this note, we do just that by benchmarking the returns of publicly traded buyout shops relative to the entire PE industry, along with a comparison of the same publicly-held firms relative to their private counterparts of comparable size.

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Global League Tables

1Q 2017

Global League Tables

The first PitchBook ranking of quarterly activity, the 1Q 2017 Global League Tables break down top investors by region, firm headquarters, AUM and more, as well as the most active law firms and acquirers of PE-backed and VC-backed companies.

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M&A Report

1Q 2017

M&A Report

2016 saw an astonishing surge in overall M&A value, setting a new record across North America and Europe, even while deal volume lowered. Thus far, however, M&A in 2017 has ebbed even further. Looking at overall M&A, however, significant disparity in the range of prices companies are able to command is evident, as the average transaction size boomed to no less than $521.7 million in 1Q 2017. The 1Q 2017 M&A Report dives into M&A datasets covering North America and Europe that include more than 100,000 completed deals since 2010. The report also spotlights several key sectors, uncovering key factors from cyclical trends such as retail's ongoing disruption to consolidation in IT.

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US Venture Ecosystem FactBook: Los Angeles

2017

US Venture Ecosystem FactBook: Los Angeles

PitchBook's 2017 Venture Ecosystem FactBook: Los Angeles utilizes the PitchBook Platform to delve deeply into venture activity, exits and fundraising within the Los Angeles MSA, contextualizing VC trends within a snapshot of the current economic scene. Analyzing local trends in VC investment by tapping an ecosystem-centric framework, the publication draws from local perspectives and extant PitchBook research to present a snapshot of the health of the current Los Angeles venture ecosystem.

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European Venture Report

1Q 2017

European Venture Report

Europe's venture industry has seen a stunning decline in dealmaking over recent years at every stage. After slow years following the global financial crisis, Europe's VC industry had seemingly found its stride in 2015, when the industry saw more than 4,000 deals completed for the second straight year, and more 15.5 billion was invested, more than double the total from just two years prior. But the industry has seen steep declines in the number of financings since, including during each of the past five quarters. It's easy to point to Brexit as the culprit, though the fall began before the referendum.

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US PE Middle Market Report

1Q 2017

US PE Middle Market Report

The 1Q 2017 US PE Middle Market Report examines private equity investment in the US middle market as it progressed throughout last year. Ongoing pricing pressures from substantial sums of dry powder on top of competition led to a resurgence in buyouts of larger middle-market companies in the US in the first quarter of 2017, while other PE sponsors cautiously took advantage of ameliorated market conditions to debut more middle-market companies on public exchanges than in several quarters. Sponsored by Madison Capital Funding and developed in partnership with ACG, the report also covers PE exit and fundraising activity to provide a comprehensive overview of PE activity in all segments of the middle market.

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US PE Breakdown

1Q 2017

US PE Breakdown

The 1Q 2017 US Private Equity Breakdown, sponsored by Merrill Corporation and co-sponsored by Murray Devine, analyzes the trends developing in the year thus far, as well as those that have carried over from 2016, diving into datasets covering deals by sector, size and type. In addition, the report covers PE-backed exit activity and fundraising, sourcing exits by type and fundraising metrics such as median fund sizes and times to close from the PitchBook Platform.

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Analyst Note: Out of the Bay: Online lenders work Wall Street for capital

2017

Analyst Note: Out of the Bay: Online lenders work Wall Street for capital

Despite ongoing challenges, the marketplace lending industry continues to scale. And perhaps in a testament to the industry's success, incumbent banks are joining the growing field of online lenders. In PitchBook’s latest fintech analyst note, we provide an update on the maturing online lending industry, including parsing through the latest regulatory changes, analyzing different market segments and examining several company profiles.

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PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor

1Q 2017

PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor

After the high-flying years of 2014 and 2015, the US venture industry saw declines throughout much of 2016. Investments and exits, especially, had a difficult time as investors pulled back their pace of dealmaking and worldwide markets were clouded with uncertainties. But when you step back and look at the big picture, VC remained remarkably healthy when compared to the past decade. Fundraising had a record year, and valuations continued their climb. So what did 1Q 2017 look like? The 1Q 2017 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor delves into last quarter's datasets, analyzes what happened and benchmarks it against different times during the past decade to find how the industry responded to the less-than-ideal 2016.

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Global PE Deal Multiples Report: Part I

2017

Global PE Deal Multiples Report: Part I

The private equity dealmaking landscape remains complex. Are current multiples still so high they are potentially depressing future returns? Given the broader economic backdrop, how are PE fund managers expecting their recently acquired portfolio companies to perform, and what actions are they taking to achieve those results? PitchBook's 2017 Global PE Deal Multiples Report: Part I draws from our quarterly survey of PE investors around the world to assess their sentiment regarding the current transactional marketplace, as well as amplify PitchBook data on investment metrics such as EV/EBITDA multiples. This latest report is augmented by brand-new questions gauging participants' sentiment and expectations around current prices, while also showcasing more statistics around the specific survey population.

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