The current market conditions, undermined by a number of ongoing factors, from inflation and the pandemic to the ongoing war in Ukraine, are creating ripple effects that are being felt across the financial sector. Everyone, including VCs, institutional investors, and start-ups, is feeling the pressure to evaluate strategies and pivot if necessary. In particular, the corporate strategy team is navigating buying, building, partnering decisions, whether to enter a particular market, and how to protect profitability in light of current conditions. As corporate strategy teams navigate the murky waters of the market, it repeats itself. PitchBook has all the tools you need to adapt and win today’s challenges, all in one place.
PitchBook knows that corporate strategy teams need more actionable market intelligence and a deeper level of competitive analysis to move forward. That’s why our team has built an unmatched stability of features and capabilities that help enterprise strategy teams gain insights easily and efficiently. This article takes a closer look at some of these tools.
Global market snapshot
PitchBook’s November 2022 Global Market Snapshot analyzes month-long trends in equities, bonds, commodities, private market activity and more, all within the context of current volatility.
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Problems faced by corporate strategists in gathering market information
Current market volatility is forcing corporate strategy teams to take a step back and rethink their once-proven approaches to market intelligence. This is essential because these trusted old strategies (sometimes a combination of non-exhaustive Google searches and fragmented personal networks) are useless in today’s environment. Ensuring profitability is a top priority for these teams, reducing costs instead of finding new ways to identify promising segments and opportunities. Cost-cutting measures also present an entirely different set of challenges.
PitchBook Solution for Robust Market Intelligence
So how can PitchBook help corporate strategy teams uncover new segments and opportunities they haven’t considered before? These tools are especially helpful.
Corporate strategists can take advantage of PitchBook’s Emerging Spaces platform feature to discover rising niche spaces. 141 of them continue to grow, from 3D printed buildings to renewable ocean energy. Emerging Spaces enables clients to identify promising new investment trends and opportunities, as well as up-and-coming industries with the next big potential. Importantly, this feature gives PitchBook users access to these insights before a wider perception is built across competitors, paving the way for heads-up decision-making that moves the needle. increase.
More specifically, Emerging Spaces helps corporate strategy teams stay on top of changes as fast-growing industries rise, fall, and otherwise change. With key insights front and center, PitchBook clients can see not only key growth metrics in emerging areas (including deals, capital invested, median deal size, etc.), but also over time. Easily assess deals, trending companies and most active investors.
- How much capital is invested in election tech startups?
- What is the median postmortem valuation of microinsurance startups?
- How many decentralized finance companies have you funded so far?
These questions don’t scratch the surface of the kinds of insights that Emerging Spaces can gather.
Emerging technology research and analyst-curated verticals
Given the speed of innovation, and the speed at which markets change, monitoring changes across the environment is essential to corporate strategy. As technology, companies, and products become more nuanced and competitive, it’s critical that corporate strategy teams have easy access to expert analysis on growing industries and verticals.
Developed by the Institutional Research Group, PitchBook’s Emerging Tech Research reports help clients better segment their markets, scale, understand the company and investor landscape, assess opportunities, and assess growth in emerging industries. It is designed to help you feel more confident about your outlook. Consisting of quarterly and annual coverage and one-off analyst notes, our Emerging Tech Research Report tells corporate strategists where their company is or wants to be in business. We give you the tools you need to navigate an uncertain market. PitchBook’s Emerging Tech Research report provides unique and comprehensive coverage of 13 disruptive emerging tech sectors, including:
- artificial intelligence and machine learning
- Carbon and emissions technology
- clean energy technology
- Enterprise health tech
- food tech
- healthcare services
- Information security
- internet of things
- retail health tech
- supply chain technology
Closely related to the Emerging Tech Research report are workspaces curated by PitchBook analysts. Accessible within the platform, our analyst curates a digital his workspace that centralizes and surfaces the underlying data and resources that power flagship reports, analyst notes, and emerging technology research. Using analyst-curated workspaces as a starting point, corporate strategy teams can build, share, or organize their own analyst insights to inform competitive strategy within existing workflows .
Estimated market size
PitchBook offers over 883,000 market size estimates across over 30 markets, with hundreds added daily. Underpinned by our dynamic research process, the platform capabilities provide corporate strategy professionals with a broad range of markets that they can use to build long-term strategic plans or test hypotheses about specific markets. Access to scale data. – Party Provider. You can organize your list based on geography, source, and publication date. You may even discover adjacent markets that you may not have considered during your review. Download ready-made charts and graphs directly from the platform for presentations and pitch decks.
There is one destination for actionable and insightful public and private market research. It’s PitchBook’s research center, the hub for over 230,000 PitchBook and Morningstar reports. The Private Market Research section of the Research Center, accessible through the platform, is the first place to learn about the latest developments in VC, PE and M&A. Particularly relevant to corporate teams looking for growth opportunities, our new technology report provides expert analysis of emerging technologies impacting the market. And if your company specializes in a particular sector, see the Center’s Thematic Research of Public Markets for detailed reports.
As part of the platform subscription, PitchBook clients have direct access to our industry-leading team of analysts. This team of analysts is a group of experienced professionals who provide timely and original research on venture capital, PE, M&A and emerging technologies.
Best place? Corporate strategists can leverage this platform to explore the data and insights most relevant to their market intelligence efforts. Once that knowledge is in hand, they can use these informal conversations with the analyst’s deep bench to dig deeper into the nitty-gritty details. This is a level of capital market transparency not available anywhere else. Among other topics of discussion, these PitchBook analyst chats can be used for:
- Further illuminating findings published in reports and memos by PitchBook analysts
- Participate in candid, one-off conversations about current industry dynamics and trends you may not find in PitchBook research
- Unraveling the current state, industry drivers and market opportunities across the nascent tech sectors we cover
- Leverage analyst subject matter expertise to better assess future and actual deals
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Problems Corporate Strategists Find When Tracking Competitors
Given the current market conditions, effective competitor tracking and analysis is more important than ever. Corporate strategy teams need to have insight into direct and secondary competitors, new entrants to the field, solid deals and investor data to stay ahead of any bends and turns. there is. Easier said than done, right? Corporate strategy teams are being pulled in a million different directions and don’t always have the bandwidth to take a proactive approach to competitive intelligence gathering. Like any market intelligence process, some of these loose systems rely heavily on incomplete and error-prone information gleaned from personal networks. It is a network that does not allow companies to maximize their competitiveness.
The less-than-ideal result is that companies fail to seize opportunities before competitors catch up, and are caught off guard by both the unexpected moves of known competitors and new players popping in unnoticed. There is a possibility that it will be
PitchBook Solutions for Competitive Intelligence
How can PitchBook support corporate strategy teams interested in developing a more comprehensive and proactive approach to competitive analysis? These platform capabilities are particularly well suited to help: I believe that
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When corporate strategy teams want to understand key public company movements (such as a competitor’s merger or acquisition completion) without listening to time-consuming quarterly earnings calls, PitchBook has the solution. You can conveniently read the earnings call transcripts of over 6,500 major public companies within the PitchBook platform, and search multiple tickers at once to identify and track the activities that matter most to you. Our Earnings Transcript feature saves your team time and saves time. A better understanding of the markets they are investigating is critical to both situational planning and more informed strategic moves during this time of uncertainty.
Market maps are visual representations of current market conditions and are essential for corporate strategy teams trying to better track opportunities and threats in a changing environment. Our market map platform capabilities give PitchBook clients access to powerful segmentation and data visualization tools to track competitors, both established and new players, across various industries and their subsegments. You can count on us to Create custom market maps with the click of a button. Plus, add or remove companies when mapping a nuanced space that defies traditional industry taxonomies. Instantly formatted with your company logo and compelling data points, market maps are always presentation-ready and can be updated with new data simply by re-downloading your saved maps.
Get the actionable details you need about your competitors’ IP with PitchBook’s global patent data. Essential for uncovering new technology trends and assessing corporate value, as well as monitoring the competition, PitchBook puts millions of validated patents from around the world at the fingertips of corporate strategists. Compared to public resources, PitchBook’s patent data is extensive, accurate, sortable, shareable, and actionable. Especially useful for corporate strategy teams, PitchBook’s patent data can be used to infer what your competitors will do next. Simply pull up a competitor’s platform profile to instantly view active, pending, and expired patents. Download the list or share it with other of his PitchBook users on the team, discuss next steps, and take decisive, data-backed actions to step out of the pack.