September 8, 2021
How do PE firms make money? There are really just three main ways: fees, carried interest and dividend recaps. Let us explain.
January 23, 2019
Sovereign wealth funds represent around $8 trillion in assets under management. That's more than the world's hedge funds. That's more than private equity. But how do they manage all that cash?
July 23, 2018
Our fourth installment of PitchBook's M&A 101 series investigates due diligence and its role in preparing a company for a successful sales process.
July 10, 2018
For the first four installments of our M&A 101 series, PitchBook financial writer Adam Putz spoke with industry experts about different M&A transaction types, investment banking and due diligence.
June 13, 2018
Our third installment of PitchBook's M&A 101 series investigates antitrust law at a moment when regulators worldwide are taking another look at competition in business.
June 4, 2018
For the second installment of our series, we talked to Meridian Capital VP Giovanna Burns about what makes I-banks unique and how they fit into M&A as a whole.
May 15, 2018
In the first part of our M&A 101 series, we talked to Andy Shawber and Laura Harper of Summit Law Group about what makes a merger distinct from other types of acquisitions.
May 20, 2016
The private in private equity refers to the fact that the companies bought and sold are not publicly traded. Increasingly, though, that definition is changing. We took a look at the PE firms that have decided to go public.
November 23, 2015
Venture investing is very risky. That’s why VCs are experts at building downside protections into their deals to limit their chances of losing money if an investment declines in value.
February 20, 2015
Emerging market countries may well represent the greatest opportunity for growth in the private equity industry over the coming years, and in fact, weve already seen PE investing in developing countries expand since the financial crisis.
May 14, 2014
Fundraising Venture capital (VC) investments are made through a fund that is created and managed by a VC investment firm, referred to in the industry as the general partner (GP).
April 22, 2014
As part of the PitchBook Knowledge Center, we have defined and explained some of the characteristics of growth deals in private equity.
April 22, 2014
In the larger scheme of private equity investing, growth equity generally takes a back seat to buyouts, particularly larger ones, which receive most of the press and generally set the tone for how the industry is covered in the news media.
March 25, 2014
Casual observers often lump private equity (PE) in with the rest of Wall Street, particularly hedge funds and investment banks. In reality, the PE industry differs significantly from the rest of Wall Street, and from the rest of the economy in general. No one really does what PE does.