PitchBook and Morningstar Announce Extensive Public Company Data Integration

SEATTLE and NEW YORK and LONDON, Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — PitchBook[1], the premier data provider for the private and public markets, today unveiled several public data enhancements within the PitchBook Platform, consisting of Morningstar, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: MORN) enhanced public fundamentals and equity research reports, as well as consensus estimates. The new public data sets and reports, combined with PitchBook’s best-in-class private market data, offer seamless access to cross-market insights, allowing professionals to better capitalize on opportunities across the private markets by making more informed investment and business decisions.

“This integration is a part of the natural progression of how Morningstar and PitchBook are working together to offer users a more complete view into private market trends by bridging relevant data sets. By coupling our public equity data with PitchBook’s market-leading private market insights, users get a more holistic look into a company, industry, or vertical to better inform their decisions,” said Frannie Besztery, CFA, head of data at Morningstar. “This is a shining example of how the acquisition is providing considerable benefits to PitchBook customers and is helping to strengthen both PitchBook and Morningstar’s data and technology offerings to all investors.”

The data integration comes on the heels of the one-year anniversary of Morningstar’s acquisition of PitchBook[2] in December 2016. This integration is the first in a series of public equity data rollouts within the PitchBook Platform.

“Our customers are seeking the best data and insights to drive fully informed data-driven investment and business decisions. This integration with Morningstar makes the PitchBook Platform an even more valuable tool,” said Fabrice Forget, chief product officer at PitchBook. “This rollout signifies the hard work and strong collaboration between the Morningstar and PitchBook teams over the last year to integrate our data and analysis. As we continue to grow together, we have a tremendous opportunity to couple our private and public market knowledge to create the best insights and reports for the global private market community.”

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