Best When Serious About Acquiring!
Chris McCarthy | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 23, 2019

Best When Serious About Acquiring!

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with PitchBook

We are always watching for companies to acquire. I’ve used PitchBook at another company for the same primary reason. The secondary benefits are tremendous, as there is much to be learned about bankable market trends based on what decisions PE, VC, and fund managers are making (putting real makers behind new deals)

For us, we value PitchBook for the quality of the data, and seek to approach the right acquisitions based on data that would be far too time consuming to capture on our own.
  • 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.
  • The price could be lower. If you’re serious about investing, then the Price is not a hurdle. But if you want to watch market cash trends, there are other great choices at lower costs.
  • A wealth of high data quality information where we can get an excellent 360degree view before making an investment decision.
  • High trust resource due to the quality of the research processes they use, and outstanding customer support.
  • Not simple to navigate/filter searches, but that is more due to how rich the depth of information is. Over time, it gets easier.
We actually use both. CBInsights we use more regularly for market capture, and PitchBook when we are actively seeking acquisitions.
Private market reports, financials, analysts notes on market trends, but specifically emerging technologies. The reports are extremely comprehensive, and therefore aren’t easy to download. So make certain you really do need the full report since there are plenty of other sources you can get information. Pitchbook’s report value is that you can get it all in one place.
Best uses are M+A, fund managers, PE companies and VCs. The quality of both their data and their researchers/support teams is excellent! Also, an excellent strategy advisory tool for startups, even if it is a bit pricey.

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