Looking Inside a $5 Trillion Global M&A Boom

February 1, 2022

In recent years, private equity data provider Pitchbook has produced some amazing insights into the state of private equity and its subcomponent – mergers and acquisitions. Their most recent note on the subject is one such report. Here’s a review. The Broad Picture First, the broad picture. According to Pitchbook, global mergers and acquisition (M&A) […]

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US PE Surpasses $1 Trillion and Other Thoughts on the State of the US PE Market

January 18, 2022

Recently, private equity (PE) data provider Pitchbook provided their take on the state of PE deal activity in the U.S. Amazingly, PE deal activity far surpassed $1 trillion in 2021. Here’s a look at the current state of the U.S. PE deal activity picture. The Broad Picture of PE Deal Activity Shown in the following […]

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Looking at Impact Funds by Region and Reason

January 4, 2022

Impact funds are part of a new wave of investing, catering to the political and ethical philosophies of certain types of investors. Recently, private equity data provider Pitchbook came out with a take on the state of impact funds investing. Here’s a look. Growth in Assets Under Management The first look is the growth in […]

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A Huge 2022 for Private Equity?

December 21, 2021

Every now and then, private equity data provider Pitchbook produces some incredible forecasts for the future of private equity activity. This year’s 2022 outlook is one of those forecast years. Here’s a look. Megafunds Raise $250 Billion Perhaps the most amazing prediction out of Pitchbook is that mega-funds will raise at least $250 billion in […]

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Looking at Where Valuations are Heading

December 7, 2021

Private equity data provider Pitchbook often produces some very interesting figures for gaining a broader view of the private equity and venture capital (VC) markets. Their most recent set of figures on the trends in VC valuations offer fascinating global view of recent trends. Here are four charts looking at where VC valuations are heading. […]

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Who Were the Most Active in Q3 2021? A Look at the Interactive Global League Tables

November 23, 2021

Every now and then, it’s always a good idea to take account of the most active investors by the numerous dimensions one can slice the data. Here’s a look according to the most recent information out of private equity data provider Pitchbook. Most Active Globally Before looking, which companies would you guess were most active […]

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Mobility Startups are Blowing Funding Through the Roof

November 9, 2021

Private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) investments can sometimes be quite “herd following.” With the increasing popularity of mobility companies, it likely comes as no surprise that PE and VC interest in mobility startups is growing. The question is how by how much. Here’s the view according to research provided by PE data provider […]

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Looking at How Venture Capital Stacks Up by U.S. Region

October 26, 2021

Venture capital follows a unique pattern, if you can call it a pattern at all. There are consistently certain geographic areas that garner more venture capital investment than what population, business regulatory environment, or other factors would suggest, but then there are other areas that are growing very quickly in capturing the eye of venture […]

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In Europe, Unicorns are the New Norm

October 12, 2021

In the current world of finance, private equity valuations are king. And in the world of valuations, the most prestigious valuation is known as being a unicorn. What is a unicorn? A unicorn is a company with a private valuation of $1 billion or more (€1 billion if you’re in Europe). What does the private […]

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How is the U.S. PE Middle Market Doing?

September 28, 2021

We are entering the final quarter of 2021. With the home stretch within purview, let’s take a look at how the U.S. private equity (PE) middle market has done through the first half of 2021. The view might be surprising. The overall view The first view that follows looks at the overall picture of the […]

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