Investors, even U.S.-based firms trekking abroad, have found far more opportunities in B2C companies in the developing world, where Internet retail in particular reigns supreme. To find out why B2C dominates in emerging markets, click on and read Alex Lykken’s analysis.
When private equity was coming of age, the use of leverage and financial engineering was often more than enough to drive returns. Now that the industry is mature, PE firms have come to grips with the fact that the fundamentals of PE investing have changed in a systemic way. To learn about add-ons and how they’re changing the industry, click on.
The PitchBook Platform’s people search is a valuable networking tool, allowing clients to find and connect with fellow graduates from their alma maters, among others. As an example, today’s Quick Tip video runs through a search for Harvard Business School alumni who currently work at VC firms in New York City.
WhatsApp has agreed to be acquired by Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) for a colossal $19 billion—the single largest acquisition of a VC-backed company ever. Click to learn more about the acquisition and WhatsApp’s financing history, straight from PitchBook’s editorial team.
When you first open a cold beer after a long week, we know the first thought to cross your mind: Does private equity or venture capital somehow play a role in this delicious, relaxing beverage? (Well, it crosses ours.) To find out exactly what role PE and VC firms play in your favorite brews and wines, we tapped the PitchBook Platform.
The PitchBook Platform has valuations on more than 10,000 investment rounds for U.S. venture capital-backed companies. Today’s Platform Quick Tip video shows how you can access detailed stock data—including price per share, percentage acquired and pre-money valuations—by running a search for recent valuations in the Bay Area.
Boston and the greater New England venture capital ecosystem are perhaps best known for their innovations in pharmaceuticals and healthcare technology. But some startling statistics beyond what’s already known have emerged. Click on to find out what’s going on with New England valuations and IPOs.
Timothy Spangler, a law professor at UCLA and frequent contributor to Forbes, has a new book out (“One Step Ahead: Private Equity and Hedge Funds After the Global Financial Crisis”) that lays the groundwork for understanding the private equity and hedge fund landscapes following the 2008 financial crisis. Read on for our Q&A with the author.
Established by Gov. Bill Haslam in 2011, Launch Tennessee is behind nine regional accelerators that are trying to grow Tennessee businesses. Spearheading the effort is Charlie Brock, Launch Tennessee’s president and CEO, who is criss-crossing the country to raise attention for the Volunteer State’s startup community. Click to read more.
PitchBook currently tracks more than 400,000 individuals in its Platform, ranging from company executives to partners at private equity and venture capital firms. Today’s Quick Tip video runs through how to look up these executives’ profiles in the PitchBook Platform and takes a deeper look at the data we track.
Secondary buyouts occur when private equity firms sell control of a portfolio company to another PE firm. The transaction seems simple at a glance, but there are several implications tied to this particular kind of deal, both on the buy side and sell side. To learn more about this increasingly popular exit method, click on.