Our investment banking, venture capital, and corporate development / strategy clients often need to build lists of the most active investors or acquirers in a particular industry as part of their work. Traditionally, this process involved the downloading of a lot of transaction data from CB Insights by an analyst who’d then do some pivot table magic on the dataset to ultimately develop the list.
That is a horribly inefficient use of one’s time especially since the data is there and this could be provided off-the-shelf. And now it is.
We’ve integrated data for the most active investors and acquirers across 160+ industries right into Industry Analytics. For each industry, we show you the most active investors over the last year, 2 years and 5 years and using some visualization magic courtesy of our team and D3, you can see if the investor or acquirer is becoming more or less active in the space over time.
Below are examples of the most active investors in Medical Devices and most active acquirers in the Internet Software & Services spaces. You can get much more granular than this using Industry Analytics, i.e. dive into the most active investors in payments or bio-energy or imaging & diagnostic equipment or the top acquirers of cloud computing or digital health companies.
So if you’re a sell-side banker looking to build an acquirer target list for a client or a VC trying to help a portfolio company identify potential investors or a corporate M&A group trying to figure out who the most active investors are in a particular field of interest, it’s all available in one click.
Most Active Investors in Medical Devices
As you can see from the image below for most active investors in the Medical Devices industry, hovering over any investor (New Leaf Venture Partners in this case) reveals if they are becoming more or less active in the space.
Most Active Acquirers of Internet Software & Service Companies
This report was created with data from CB Insights’ emerging technology insights platform, which offers clarity into emerging tech and new business strategies through tools like:
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