In 2019, we saw an estimated $5B in notional volume in the tender offer market alone. Several indicators suggest this deal velocity is here to stay in 2020 and beyond.
I recently joined PitchBook Analyst Kyle Stanford, and Ben Stasiuk from Silicon Valley Bank to discuss PitchBook’s Venture Monitor Report for Q4 2019, and what lies ahead for the venture ecosystem in 2020. Among the topics we covered:
- Dealmaking in 2019 and its continued juggernaut pace
- Exit value reaching new highs after several unicorn IPOs (Slack, Uber, etc.)
- VC funds raising $100b+ over the last two years
In the conversation, Kyle provides an overview of highlights from the report, and the panel addresses questions like:
- Are we still experiencing a founder-friendly environment?
- How has the use of venture debt shifted, and what impact is that having on companies/valuations?
- To what effect are secondary transactions being used within the market?
- What are emerging venture markets, and how do they compare to historical venture hubs?
- Will fintech continue to disrupt traditional banking in 2020?
- What financial metrics really matter to VCs today (in a post WeWork world)?
- What legislation will have an impact on companies and deal flow in 2020?
- Does 2020 have a strong outlook?
Watch the video to learn more about the data and analysis from 2019 and what to look forward to in 2020.
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