VC-backed exits recorded another strong year of exit activity with $67.3 billion exited across 1,265 deals. While exits over $100 million comprised just over a third of total exit counts, these transactions make up 88.7% of total exit value.
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Though VC exits have slowed, overall exit value
remains historically high
Size & Sector
Alternative exit opportunities
2017 North American &
Key takeaways from the analysts
3rd straight year of growth
Exit value accounted for by
acquisitions, which declined
in count by 15.4%
Number of IPOs in 2017, a
30% year-over-year increase
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John Gabbert Founder, CEO
Adley Bowden Vice President,
Market Development & Analysis
Cameron Stanfill Analyst
Joelle Sostheim Analyst
Bryan Hanson Data Analyst II
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PITCHBOOK 2017 ANNUAL VC LIQUIDITY REPORT
• VC-backed exits recorded another
strong year of exit activity with $67.3
billion exited across 1,265 deals. While
exits over $100 million comprised just
over a third of total exit counts, these
transactions make up 88.7% of total
• Acquisitions declined for the third
consecutive year in 2017, resting
at $45.7 billion. PE sponsors have
become a prominent third source of
liquidity for VCs, as buyouts shot up to
18.5% of all exits in 2017.
• Initial public offerings of VC-backed
companies increased 203% in value
and 30% in count over 2016. High
demand for tech offerings amid a
strong public market pav