Wharton Research Data Services adds PitchBook to its data offerings


PHILADELPHIA CREAM – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the leading data research platform and business intelligence tool for businesses, universities and global government institutions, is pleased to announce the addition of PitchBook to its data offers. PitchBook is the premier data provider for the private and public equity markets. Part of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, WRDS provides global businesses, universities and regulatory agencies with the thought leadership, access to data and information needed to enable impactful research.

PitchBook serves more than 60,000 clients throughout the investment and due diligence workflow, to deliver timely data and information on global financial market trends. It tracks over 3 million businesses, 1.6 million transactions, over 300,000 investors, and is constantly adding new datasets and research to its platform. Leveraging its industry-leading data, PitchBook helps clients understand the nuances and complexity of market opportunities to inform investment and business development 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 capital-backed innovation? Proof of Four Decades of US Patenting, Sabrina Howell (New York University; NBER), Josh Lerner (Harvard University; NBER), Ramana Nanda (Harvard University; NBER), Richard Townsend (University of California, San Diego)

The role of venture capital in financing innovation: what we know and what 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 complete view of a company’s critical business decisions is an integral part of the analysis for our researchers. They will appreciate access to this detailed information. ”

“PitchBook has become an authoritative resource for investors and business leaders in the private and public financial markets,” said Joanna McGinley, vice president of PitchBook. “Extending the reach of our data and information to WRDS users will improve understanding of the factors that impact transactions and performance, and provide greater transparency across the lifecycle. private capital markets. ”

Along with best article awards, research support, and the latest available data, WRDS is a leader in impact research. Through a one-of-a-kind collaboration with SSRN, WRDS increases the visibility of universities and researchers working in a range of fields. The WRDS Research Paper Series is a searchable repository of all articles submitted to SSRN that cite WRDS in their work, which will increase the visibility of researchers and provide a specialized research base that will advance shared knowledge. In addition, the organizations launched the WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award honor rising business schools in North America, Asia-Pacific and the EMEIA. Learn more about the impact of WRDS.

About PitchBook

PitchBook is a financial research and reporting company providing financial market transparency to help professionals discover and execute investment opportunities and strategies with confidence and efficiency. PitchBook collects and analyzes in-depth data across 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 platform for business intelligence, data analysis and research to global institutions, enabling comprehensive thought leadership, historical analysis and insight into the latest research innovations. WRDS democratizes access to data so that all disciplines can easily search for concepts in the data repository. WRDS’s unique suite of services includes access to a suite of Analytic tools and Learning path —Provide guided and organized resources for researchers, instructors and information professionals. Supporting more than 75,000 business, academic and government users in more than 500 institutions in more than 35 countries, WRDS is the global benchmark for data management, innovative tools, analysis and research services, all supported by the credibility and leadership of the Wharton School.

About Wharton School

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

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