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Valuing a private company requires insight into the flow of capital across the entire venture capital, private equity and M&A landscape—not to mention the public markets. The process can take up a lot of valuable analyst time, especially if your firm uses legacy valuation tools and data that live on different systems.

By combining best-in-class private transaction data—including the world’s largest source of deal multiples and valuations—with public fundamentals and consensus estimates, PitchBook enables you to build more accurate comps with greater transparency and speed.

Why choosing the right private company valuation database matters

Whether you’re comparing companies or similar transactions, having the right data can mean the difference between closing a deal at the right price or missing out altogether.

Take the early-stage venture space, for example: While it’s no surprise that valuations are on the rise, the difference between the median and bottom 25th percentile has become increasingly narrow.

The margin for error when analyzing business comps gets even smaller when it comes to private equity pricing. Even though GPs have plenty of dry powder, the cost of financing has ticked up. Pair that with competition from corporate acquirers and the result continues to be lofty EV/EBITDA multiples.

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How PitchBook’s valuations tools work

Along with accuracy, speed is essential when building financial models. A thoroughly vetted transaction or company comparable analysis won’t do you much good if your target signs with someone else while you’re doing it.

PitchBook lets you build financial models in a matter of minutes. By allowing you to quickly identify different types of funding rounds, companies and financings, PitchBook enables you to seamlessly navigate between datasets to find relevant transactions fast.

You can also easily run a screen based on thousands of criteria—like industry, vertical, keyword, deal size, deal type and more—to get to exactly what you need in minutes and delete anything irrelevant with a single click. You can quickly analyze your comps using powerful pivot tables too; or pull them into Excel just as fast.

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Get more accurate data for financial models

  • Discover new private and public comps easily
  • Gain immediate valuation insight on public and private companies
  • Leverage business segments to understand comparables
  • Discover new private and public comps easily

    Quickly filter private comp searches by detailed metrics, including consensus estimates and forward earnings. Segment data further by trailing 12 months or calendar year.

    Then effortlessly pull your comps list into either a prebuilt Excel model or your own custom one. You can easily save searches, add companies to a list and share lists with colleagues as well.

    PitchBook public companies search showing income statements for five companies.
  • Gain immediate valuation insight on public and private companies

    Reference key business valuation data at a glance and instantly see how individual companies compare to their peer sets using PitchBook’s Comps Set Summary Statistics window.

    PitchBook also automatically serves up suggested peer sets with important valuation insights—so you can discover all the relevant public and private companies you need even faster.

    PitchBook company profile showing Workday's public comps.
  • Leverage business segments to understand comparables

    Analyze comps by specific business unit and regions- so you can know at a glance when you’re comparing apples to apples and when you’re not.

    PitchBook company profile showing Alphabet's financials by region.

See how financials are calculated

  • Quickly access detailed valuation summaries
  • Audit financial data faster
  • Quickly access detailed valuation summaries

    Instantly see how each valuation is calculated, including easy-to-understand charts and tables covering valuation multiples, such as:

    • Price/earnings
    • Price/sales
    • EV/EBITDA
    • EV/Revenue
    • Consensus estimate price
    • 52-week range price

    PitchBook company profile showing summary of valuation methods for Salesforce.
  • Audit financial data faster

    Drill down into any financial metric in a single click to see how it’s calculated and access a direct link to the source document where the information was pulled.

    PitchBook company profile showing calculation drilldown of Salesforce's normalized EBITDA.

Build and analyze comps quickly

  • Access institutional-grade consensus estimates
  • Create custom peer group stock benchmarks
  • Streamline your discounted cash flow models and research
  • Leverage PitchBook’s pre-built valuation templates
  • Access institutional-grade consensus estimates

    See forward-looking information based on Wall Street consensus as you build your comps multiples.

    PitchBook company profile showing consensus estimates for Workday's January 2022 total revenue and normalized EBITDA.
  • Create custom peer group stock benchmarks

    Easily understand if your target company or market space is at the top or bottom of a valuation cycle by creating a basket of securities to compare your target company and peer group stock index with major indexes.

    PitchBook's excel plugin showing market value data for a group of public companies.
  • Streamline your discounted cash flow models and research

    Access transparent valuation models on more than 1,800 public companies with a single click using PitchBook’s equity research powered by Morningstar.

    PitchBook company profile showing Workday's Morningstar equity research
  • Leverage PitchBook’s pre-built valuation templates

    Easily customize your private company valuation models to your firm’s unique approach using PitchBook’s Excel Plugin and get your findings presentation ready faster.

    PitchBook's excel plugin showing a multiples chart.

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Chris Cavanaugh

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—Chris Cavanaugh, Vice President, Spurrier Capital Partners

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