WRDS adds PitchBook private equity data to its offerings

Analyze 3+ million companies, 1.6 million deals, and more than 300,000 investors

Philadelphia, PA (Businesswire) — Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the leading data research platform and business intelligence tool for global corporate, academic, and government institutions, is pleased to announce the addition of PitchBook to its data offerings. PitchBook is the premier data provider for the private and public equity markets. A part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, WRDS provides global corporations, universities, and regulatory agencies the thought leadership, data access and insights needed to enable impactful research.

PitchBook serves more 60,000 customers throughout the entire investment and due diligence workflow, to provide timely data and insights on global financial market trends. It tracks more than 3 million companies, 1.6 million deals, more than 300,000 investors, and is constantly adding new datasets and research to its platform. Leveraging its best-in-class data, PitchBook helps clients understand the nuances and complexities of opportunities in the market to inform investment and business developing strategies.

University Research conducted using PitchBook data:

Angel Investors Around the World, Douglas J. Cumming (Florida Atlantic University), Minjie Zhang (University of Windsor)

How Resilient is Venture-Backed Innovation? Evidence from Four Decades of U.S. Patenting, Sabrina Howell (New York University; NBER), Josh Lerner (Harvard University; NBER), Ramana Nanda (Harvard University; NBER), Richard Townsend (University of California, San Diego)

Venture Capital's Role in Financing Innovation: What We Know and How Much We Still Need to Learn, Ramana Nanda and Josh Lerner (Harvard University; NBER)

“WRDS is extremely pleased to offer PitchBook data to our users,” said Robert Zarazowski, Managing Director of WRDS. “A comprehensive view of a company’s critical business decisions is integral to analysis for our researchers―they will value access to this detailed information.”

“PitchBook has become an authoritative resource for investors and business leaders across the private and public financial markets,” said Joanna McGinley, VP at PitchBook. “Extending the reach of our data and insights to WRDS users, will increase understanding of the factors that impact deal-making and performance, as well as provide greater transparency into the lifecycle of private capital markets.”

Along with best paper awards, research support, and the latest data available, WRDS is a leader in enabling impactful research. Through a first-of-its-kind collaboration with SSRN, WRDS is elevating the visibility of universities and researchers working across an array of fields. The WRDS Research Paper Series is a searchable repository of all papers submitted to SSRN that cite WRDS in their work, which will increase researcher visibility and build a specialized research base that will advance shared knowledge. In addition, the organizations have launched the WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award to honor rising business schools in North America, Asia-Pacific, and EMEIA. Learn more about how WRDS is driving impact.

About PitchBook
PitchBook is a financial research and information company providing transparency across capital markets to help professionals discover and execute investment opportunities and strategies with confidence and efficiency. PitchBook collects and analyzes detailed data on the entire venture capital, private equity and M&A landscape—including public and private companies, investors, funds, investments, exits and people. Founded in 2007, PitchBook has offices in Seattle, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, London, and Hong Kong and serves 60,000 professionals around the world. In 2016, Morningstar acquired PitchBook, which now operates as an independent subsidiary.

About WRDS
Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) provides the leading business intelligence, data analytics, and research platform to global institutions—enabling comprehensive thought leadership, historical analysis, and insight into the latest innovations in research. WRDS democratizes data access so that all disciplines can easily search for concepts across the data repository. WRDS’ unique array of Services include access to a suite of Analytics tools and Learning Pathways —providing curated, guided resources for Researchers, Instructors, and Information Professionals. Supporting over 75,000 commercial, academic, and government users at 500+ institutions in 35+ countries, WRDS is the global gold standard in data management, innovative tools, analytics, and research services — all backed by the credibility and leadership of the Wharton School.

About the Wharton School
Founded in 1881 as the world’s first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is shaping the future of business by incubating ideas, driving insights, and creating leaders who change the world. With a faculty of more than 235 renowned professors, Wharton has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students. Each year 13,000 professionals from around the world advance their careers through Wharton Executive Education’s individual, company-customized, and online programs. More than 100,000 Wharton alumni form a powerful global network of leaders who transform business every day. For more information, visit www.wharton.upenn.edu.

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