The IPO environment for venture capital-backed companies in the United States is absolutely thriving. More U.S.-based, VC-backed companies went public last year (85) than any other year since 2000 (137), PitchBook data show. And 2014 has already seen 43 VC-backed IPOs. From what we’ve seen, this trend should continue. Click to read more.
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.
With the number of VC deals decreasing and capital invested on the rise, VC deal sizes have gotten bulkier. Find out how bulky in this snapshot and datagraphic of the quarter that was in venture capital.
Early quarter-end data from PitchBook show declines in global PE deal activity, exits and fundraising for the first quarter of 2014. After closing 992 deals worth $209.3 billion in 4Q 2012, PE firms completed just 850 worth $152.5 billion in 1Q 2014. For more quarter-end PE data and a datagraphic detailing it all, click and read on.
Today’s Quick Tip video shows how you can access all of the PitchBook newsletter articles in which an investor, company or person has been mentioned by running a quick search in the PitchBook Platform. Click on the image to watch.
Facebook just won’t stop, but where is it going? The company announced late Tuesday its agreement to acquire virtual reality headset maker Oculus VR for a tidy $2 billion. The acquisition, not to mention the price tag, has left quite a few people scratching their heads. Oculus’ investors are probably nodding their heads, though, and for good reason. For a detailed look at the returns for Oculus’ Series A and B investors, click on.