I am a data nerd when it comes to enterprise product management and mergers/acquisitions.  I have led six global product management organizations for three public companies and three private equity-backed firms.  I have also led five acquisitions for a total consideration of over $175 million and eight divestitures for a total consideration of $24.5 million in cash. I consume a lot of data.  When it comes to M&A, the Software Equity Group regularly publishes a ton of detailed, free research. Occasionally, Pitchbook publishes some great free research.  Pitchbook is basically the gold standard when it comes to data about VC, and Private Equity financing, and M&A activity.  Their service is not inexpensive, but the quality and detail is amazing.  Recently Pitchbook published some great free research on US VC valuation trends.  You can access the report US VC Valuations Report Q2 2021 here.  I have excerpted a few of the charts from the 27-page report.  Download it and check out the great Pitchbook commentary.

Acquisition Valuations Plateau in H1 2021

Pitchbook !H 2021 VC Valuations

Pitchbook US VC Valuations Report

Enterprise Tech is Hot from PreSeed to Late Stage VC Rounds

Pitchbook !H 2021 VC Valuations - Enterprise Tech

Pitchbook US VC Valuations Report

Pitchbook !H 2021 VC Valuations Late Stage VC

Pitchbook US VC Valuations Report

Late Stage VC Rounds COntinue to Get Bigger

Pitchbook !H 2021 VC Valuations Late Stage VC deal size

Pitchbook US VC Valuations Report

Valuation Step-Ups Between Rounds Hit Record High

Pitchbook !H 2021 VC Valuations Round Step Ups

Pitchbook US VC Valuations Report

Acquisition & IPO Step Ups Are High But Moderating

Pitchbook !H 2021 VC Valuations IPO and M&A Step Ups

Pitchbook US VC Valuations Report

Non-Traditional Investor Participation Skyrockets

Pitchbook !H 2021 VC Valuations RNon-Traditional Investors

Pitchbook US VC Valuations Report

Deal Terms Are Founder-Friendly

Pitchbook US VC Valuations Report

Liquidation Preferences Hit All-Time Low

Pitchbook !H 2021 VC Valuations Liquidation preference decline

Pitchbook US VC Valuations Report

Pitchbook !H 2021 VC Valuations Liquidation preference decline

Pitchbook US VC Valuations Report


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