PRODUCT RELEASE

PitchBook's product enhancements in 2020

January 27, 2021
Every new PitchBook feature is designed to help you save time, work smarter and analyze information more efficiently. To do this, we align everything we build to at least one of these core business objectives:

 
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Fundraising

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Deal sourcing

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Deal execution

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Private market intelligence

 

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Due diligence

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Here are the latest improvements.

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Analyst-insights 

Private market intelligence 
 
Make more informed decisions with access to PitchBook Analyst Insights throughout the platform. Including deal commentary, profile highlights, company and deal lists and analyst-curated Workspaces.

 

Workspaces 

Deal sourcing 
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With PitchBook’s Workspaces feature, your team can get and stay organized and facilitate better communication firm-wide. Part of our suite of collaboration tools, you can leverage Workspaces to share, organize and customize expert-level insights surfaced by our analysts, create hubs for project-relevant files and reports and more.

 

Third-party research access via entitlement 

Private market intelligence 
 
Access equity research from brokers, top-tier banks and independent research firms if you have existing entitlements with research providers.

 

Funds overview 

Due diligence 
Fundraising 
 

Streamline your workflow when evaluating and presenting macro-level fund performance, fundraising and market trends and characteristics.

 

Fund holdings 

Due diligence 
 
Recent additions to PitchBook’s fund profiles make it easier than ever to understand a fund’s strategy and layer additional insight onto fund performance. 

 

Public company highlights 

Due diligence 
 
Get a quick snapshot of a public company’s relevant details with the addition of highlight tiles at the top of each profile.

 

Excel Plugin financial calculations 

Deal execution 
 
Using our plugin, audit financials more efficiently and see how calculations were done without ever leaving Excel.

 

General Search redesign  

Private market intelligence 
 
Find what you need quickly—including research, popular advanced searches, fund data and more—with our intuitive, redesigned in-platform search

 

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Private market intelligence 
 
Discover investment opportunities unique to your focus areas, served up within the PitchBook platform’s Emerging Spaces feature.

 

PitchBook Mobile shared profiles 

Networking 
 
Share links to or PDF versions of PitchBook entity profiles to anyone via text, email or chat app—all from within PitchBook Mobile

 

People tab within Advanced Search

Networking 
Business development 
 
Connect with the right people directly from your advanced searches to act faster on deals, improve your fundraising process and expand your network for business development opportunities.

 

Investors in Debt & Lenders search 

Business development 
Deal sourcing 
 
Source new deals by building on your understanding of which investors are most involved in debt-laden companies. 

 

Market maps center 

Private market intelligence 
 
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We’ve also made it easier to find all market-mapping tools you need. Augmenting our existing market maps feature, PitchBook’s new market maps center provides easy access to our most used mapping tools while surfacing the most relevant insights from our Emerging Tech Research.

 

More European companies and financial data 

Deal sourcing
Business development

By expanding our European datasets, we’ve made hundreds of thousands of private companies across Europe more discoverable. This includes 250,000 new company profiles, improved coverage across Western European countries, and 10 years of financials across most of the newly added companies.

 

Fund families 

Fundraising
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Our new fund families feature makes it simple to understand the historical performance of fund strategies within firms to identify the right opportunities for you. Using the tool’s new charts, you can quickly benchmark the performance of any fund over time, relative to its peer group and the other funds in the same family.

 

Debt and lenders alerts 

Private market intelligence

Keep up on competing lender activity, when a company takes on new debt and more with our new debt and lenders alerts. Simply set alerts on any of your debt searches to see new debt, new lenders, current news, and management changes related to the lender you’ve selected.

 

Expanded keyword search 

Private market intelligence

Quickly broaden any of your search results by using our expanded keyword search function to automatically pull in related keywords. We’ve made it easy to turn on or off with a new checkbox in the “Industries, Verticals & Keywords” search field—and it still gives you the ability to remove suggested keywords that don’t fit what you’re looking for.

 

Public company ownership data

Deal execution

Newly-added ownership data on public companies reveals top shareholders, portfolio concentration and how holdings have changed over time, making it easier to see which firms control a company.

 

Collaborative lists, searches and Market Maps

Deal sourcing
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Share and collaborate on saved lists, searches and custom market maps. Invite feedback, set permissions and see updates in real-time–without leaving the platform.

 

Advanced Search improvements for LPs and GPs

Due diligence
Fundraising

We’ve made it easier for LPs and GPs to find relevant results from our Advanced Search by including new criteria and columns related to terms and fees, LPs that are under/over-allocated to a specific asset class and other improvements.

 

Market size estimates

Private market intelligence
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Access 145,000+ unique estimates across 30,000+ markets, curate lists based on geography, source or publish date and download presentation-ready visuals.

 

Custom benchmarks

Due diligence
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PitchBook custom benchmarks

Get a better understanding of fund performance and create benchmarks with custom peer groups based on the criteria of your choice–including portfolio construction and industry. Plus, access built-in pivot tables to easily identify hurdle rates for peer groups or visualize performance data including IRR, cash multiples (TVPI, DPI, RVPI) and PME (Public Market Equivalent).

 

Normalized profitability metrics

Deal execution

Make more confident investment decisions with access to normalized profitability metrics for more than 11,000 public companies. By removing any items in a company’s financial statement that are either unlikely to be repeated or are unrelated to its usual operations, these adjustments increase the comparable accuracy of key trading multiples, such as price-to-earnings and enterprise value to EBITDA.

 

Public API

Private market intelligence

Users of our API can now get even more granular and further specify which PitchBook data endpoints they want to pull—and leave behind those they don’t—depending on their strategy and needs.

 

M&A Comps Tabs

Deal execution

Streamline your valuations workflow using PitchBook's M&A Comps feature, which makes it easier to discover acquisitions of similar companies as well as view and summarize the deal multiples of a company's peers.

 

Revised PitchBook navigation

Private market intelligence

Quickly find the search, tool or settings that you need with a more intuitive navigation menu.

 

Fund domicile

Due diligence
Fundraising
Business development

Search and filter by fund domicile to better find funds with lower fees, locate previous investors of funds domiciled in a country of interest and discover opportunities in areas of expertise.

 

Public financial estimates enhancements

Deal execution

Get a clearer picture of a public company's prospects with additional consensus estimates data and recent user experience improvements to the platform.


 

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