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1Q 2018AR/VR Market Map
AR/VR Market Map
Virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) may seem like new phenomena, but these technologies have been around since the 80s, when government organizations like NASA harnessed them to simulate real-life experiences, while tech enthusiasts applied them to gaming and entertainment. Mainstream interest fizzled for some time as researchers developed the technology, but a resurgence in the last decade brought a wave of innovations and venture funding. PitchBook's latest market map surveys the VR/AR and mixed reality (MR) global startups that have received the most venture funding, categorized into hardware and software segments, and then by end-user. For startups that span multiple segments or have multiple end-users, categorizations are based on our understanding of their primary use case or end-user.
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RSM US & PitchBook Spotlight on B2B

1Q 2017

RSM US & PitchBook Spotlight on B2B

Revamped with brand-new datasets expanded in scope and depth, the latest RSM US Quarterly Industry Profile for the business products and services industry is now available. 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. It also includes greater, more in-depth analysis of key datasets for PE investment, comparing trends in North America versus those of Europe.

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Canada PE & VC Breakdown: Part I

2017

Canada PE & VC Breakdown: Part I

So far this year, completed exits involving VC-backed companies have already bested last year's total exit value by some 70%, while the number of transactions is pacing to also surpass 2016. The Canadian government has also reaffirmed its backing of the VC industry with their 2017 budget, which proposes some C$400 million for investment through the Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative. PE has had a bit of a slow go to start the year in terms of deal count, though aggregate transaction values have grown and 2017 should see overall deal value come in relatively flat against the past few years. The future is looking bright for Canada.

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Analyst Note: How US PE firms can maintain investing during the next recession

2017

Analyst Note: How US PE firms can maintain investing during the next recession

For those private equity investors and limited partners that believe an economic downturn may come sooner rather than later, we analyze deal flow, debt/EBITDA ratios, and capital deployment during the last recession as well as the key differences between then and now. Further, we propose a three-point plan with expectations for lower valuations and longer hold times, increased nonbank lending, and a higher number of sub-$100 million deals.

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Global PE Deal Multiples Report: Part II

2017

Global PE Deal Multiples Report: Part II

Each quarter, we survey PE investors to get an inside look at deal terms, multiples and investor sentiment. In this edition, which normally would have included only those transactions in 1Q 2017, we decided to extend our scope, including deals completed through May 23 to make the datasets timelier and ultimately more useful.

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PitchBook Venture Ecosystem FactBook: Chicago

2017

PitchBook Venture Ecosystem FactBook: Chicago

PitchBook's 2017 Venture Ecosystem FactBook: Chicago utilizes the PitchBook Platform to delve deeply into venture activity, exits and fundraising within the Chicago MSA, contextualizing VC trends within a snapshot of the current economic scene.

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Fintech Analyst Note: Asset Management

2017

Fintech Analyst Note: Asset Management

Here's the latest entry in PitchBook's continuing research of the fintech space, with this analyst note providing an update on the most important trends within asset management. As passive investing continues to rake in billions and traditional players either develop their own low-cost digital advisory platforms or engage in M&A, it's clear that the trend toward lower-cost, more easily accessible pathways to investment is not slowing down anytime soon.

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Global PE & VC Fund Benchmarking Report: Part II

2017

Global PE & VC Fund Benchmarking Report: Part II

PitchBook's latest Global PE & VC Fund Benchmarking Report analyzes fund performance across fund sizes, vintages and more to provide insight into the most recent ebbs and flows of capital across private equity and venture capital. This edition highlights PE performance in the consumer sector versus public equivalents, as well as comparable returns on venture investment in the pharma & biotech sector.

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European PE Breakdown

1Q 2017

European PE Breakdown

European PE deal flow got off to a strong start in 1Q 2017. The value of PE deals completed totaled only slightly less than the figure from the previous quarter, which while a decrease from 2015 levels is strong when compared against historical numbers.

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Fintech Analyst Note: Blockchain

2017

Fintech Analyst Note: Blockchain

Given institutional and corporate enterprise attention, interest in blockchain technology has never been greater. As a result, Bitcoin and Ethereum dollar prices are up YTD 44% and 1,000%, respectively, as of the beginning of May 2017. PitchBook's latest fintech analyst note breaks down key trends within the blockchain space, especially as they pertain to venture capital investment.

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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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