ISSUE – Oct. 14 | Morningstar agrees to buy remaining stake in venture capital data provider PitchBook for $180 million

PitchBook specializes in compiling venture capital, IPO and M&A data on tens of thousands of companies, offering investors, journalists and analysts a treasure trove of information about the latest deals and investment activity. Now, the Seattle-based company has become its very own data point. Financial information juggernaut Morningstar announced this morning that it intends to purchase the remaining shares of PitchBook that it did not already own for $180 million. The transaction values PitchBook — which employs more than 300 at offices in Seattle, New York and London — at $225 million. [ Geekwire ]