Answered By: Lippincott Library
Last Updated: Feb 15, 2017     Views: 1397

Privco focuses exclusively on private companies, including information about investors and private market deals.

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Hoover's. Search by company name, or search for a list of private companies by choosing Build a List, expanding the Company Information category, and using the options beneath Ownership Type.

Orbis. For more information on how to search Orbis see Lippincott's Datapoints blog post A Little Privacy, Please: Finding Private Company Information.

Corporate Affiliations. Take a look at Lippincott's Datapoints blog post Private Company Research Part II: Corporate Affiliations for an overview of the database.

Choose U.S. Businesses in the lefthand menu, then search by Company Name.

LexisNexis Academic. Select Search by Subject or Topic, then Dossier or Company Profiles from the Companies section.

Mergent Online. Click the checkbox next to D&B Private Company Database then search by company name.

FactSet, available in Lippincott Library to MBA students, provides private company snapshots, including details like funding rounds and key competitors. MBAs can ask at the Lippincott Library Information Desk to be logged into this resource.

In Bloomberg, type PSCR [GO] to search hundreds of thousands of private companies and subsidiaries worldwide. Screen by location, industry, size, and private equity backing.

S&P Capital IQ allows you to screen for private companies, including those with financial statements.  Go to Screening--->Companies.  Then, enter private company to select it as a company type; or enter private companies with financial statements to select it as a company type.  Click Add to Screen.  You can add additional screening criteria to narrow your results.  When you are finished adding criteria, click View Results

Capital IQ is available to Wharton Students in the Lippincott Library Yablon Lab.  Full-time MBAs have additional access to Capital IQ via Wharton MBA Career Management.  See our FAQ titled Where Can I Get Access to Capital IQ? for complete details.