Club deals have been on the decline since the financial crisis. Throughout the private equity boom years of the mid-2000s, club deals accounted for about half of all platform buyouts of more than $1 billion. In 2013, they accounted for just 15%. Click to continue reading about the shifts in the PE industry that have made this happen.
It’s good to be an education startup these days. PitchBook data show steep increases in deal activity and capital invested in U.S.-based education startups. Find out what’s been driving VC interest in the education space by clicking the article.
Pharmaceuticals & biotechnology companies are tempting investment opportunities; who wouldn’t want to back a company that can tap into the swelling demand for more and better drugs? But there are less-risky companies in the space that aren’t drug discovery or manufacturing firms. Click the article to learn more.
Is the Affordable Care Act’s medical device tax, which went into effect in January 2013, having an impact on venture funding? Not necessarily. Click to find out what PitchBook Data show about the issue.
Since bitcoin reached the venture industry’s radar in 2012, there have been 24 VC financings of U.S.-based bitcoin companies (as of 1Q 2014), with 14 last year and five alone in the first quarter of 2014. To find out which bitcoin companies have collected the most VC money and which firms have been willing to invest, click on.
Having written up so many Confie Seguros insurance add-on stories for the PitchBook Newsletter over the last year, we decided to investigate the question of whether add-ons dominate certain industries. To find out what the PitchBook Platform showed us, click and read on.
Paul Santarelli, PitchBook’s managing director of business development, will be presenting 2013 trends in private equity and venture capital at the American Bar Association’s PE & VC Committee Spring Meeting on April 11, 2014. Click here to view his presentation deck.
With 1Q over, what takeaways should you know about and keep in mind as we progress through 2Q and the rest of 2014? Here are the top 5 highlights and key private equity trends of 1Q from PitchBook’s recently released 2Q 2014 U.S. PE Breakdown report: 2014 off to a strong start 2014 got off…
Head honchos at PE and VC firms may donate to museums and sit on the boards of dance and theater companies, but do the firms themselves contribute money to the arts? The days when artists had rich patrons are long-gone, but there must be some examples of PE and VC firms supporting the arts. To find out what PitchBook’s data turned up, click ahead.
Private equity fundraising continued the brisk pace set throughout 2013, as 74 funds closed on $39 billion in commitments in 1Q 2014, data from PitchBook’s upcoming 2Q 2014 U.S. PE Breakdown show. To find out what fundraising trends emerged in the first quarter, click on for a preview of PitchBook’s PE Breakdown Report.
The San Francisco Bay Area reversed a three-quarter decline in venture capital financings, as VC firms poured $5.0 billion across 321 deals in 1Q 2014, both increases over 4Q 2013’s figures, early quarter-end PitchBook data show. To read more about the Bay Area and other regions, as well as view quarter-end datagraphics, click on.