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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

S&P Capital IQ

Cap IQ is well suited for analyzing security pricing and valuation, tracking stock performance over time, looking up comparable transactions, and analyzing valuations on an industry basis. The service is also well suited for charting and data analysis purposes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PitchBook

PitchBook is well suited for conducting analyses on private companies of all sizes, industries or the major actors in a particular space. PitchBook, however, is less suited for analysis of public companies, despite its relatively recent integration of public market data from Morningstar. This largely stems from the fact that PitchBook was built around being a company providing private market data focused on venture capital and private equity investing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

S&P Capital IQ

  • You can use it on any device, and do not have to go to a terminal and leave your desk.
  • Interactive PDF reports can be exported, Bloomberg is not that good at this.
  • Balance sheets, Profit & Loss Statements and so on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PitchBook

  • Extremely well-researched data, critical to any M&A decision.
  • Customer support: real humans respond, and follow-up diligently.
  • High trust resource: provides private company information too, which is far more valuable/ harder to access than public.
Chris McCarthy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

S&P Capital IQ

  • I used Capital IQ mostly to value equity and fixed income securities. Sometimes it was easier to find what I was looking for on Bloomberg with the keyboard shortcuts. Then again there was some information that was much easier to obtain through Cap IQ.
Caitlin A. Mabe | TrustRadius Reviewer

PitchBook

  • Missing functionality: At times the ability to drill down further by transaction type and/or security was not available, and necessitated further data manipulation in Excel to arrive at the desired result.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

S&P Capital IQ

S&P Capital IQ 10.0
Based on 1 answer
[It's the] best ever.
Becky Reid | TrustRadius Reviewer

PitchBook

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

S&P Capital IQ

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PitchBook

PitchBook 7.0
Based on 1 answer
The overall support for PitchBook is about average. It is not excellent for two primary reasons. First, PitchBook can run slow from time to time, and I cannot copy and paste from the Chrome extension. I have found neither of those issues to be a function of the computer I am using. However, the PitchBook support team has proved helpful on several occasions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

S&P Capital IQ

Capital IQ provides a more comprehensive and more reliable source of financial information and it allows you to do company screenings in a more user-friendly manner.
Ira Mae Ramos | TrustRadius Reviewer

PitchBook

We actually use both. CBInsights we use more regularly for market capture, and PitchBook when we are actively seeking acquisitions.
Chris McCarthy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

S&P Capital IQ

  • Cap IQ has helped tremendously with employee efficiency when it comes to investment analysis and gaining market perspective. The service is relied upon for use in financial modeling as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PitchBook

  • Undetermined-- we just didn't see a big enough ROI as a small firm to justify a continued subscription.
Jason Kraus | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

S&P Capital IQ

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

PitchBook

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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