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Private Equity - Funds, Firms, Transactions, etc.

Capital IQ
Data on PE transactions, public and private companies, investment firms, and people. Provides sophisticated retrieval and personalization tools to create numerous reports. You can even set up alerts for new company or firm developments and transactions. Sign up for a personal account here.

Thomson ONE
PE data includes investments, portfolio company and firm profiles, exits and fundraising information.

Preqin
Information on PE & VC companies, funds and deals.

FactSet
A comprehensive platform used to analyze financial data from global equity and fixed income markets, and public and private companies. Also includes private equity information. Individual accounts needed. Please see More Info page for instructions.

CB Insights & Industry Analytics
CB Insights is a private company database that tracks global venture capital, angel investment, private equity, M&A, and IPO activity related to private companies.‚Äč Note: Individual account required. Alert feature available.

VCPE Research Guide
A great starting place for research on the venture capital and private equity industry; this guide points to the best resources available to the HBS community.

 

Company

Hoover's Online
Covers public, private, and international companies. Includes overviews, major industry trends and resources.

OneSource
A range of public and private company and industry information worldwide. Includes company profiles, news, business and trade articles, industry intelligence, and financial data. Strong U.S. coverage.

Orbis
A global database containing information on millions of companies, including private entities.  Most U.S. private company data is sourced from Dun & Bradstreet.

Also: Capital IQ, Thomson ONE and FactSet

Fast Answer: Where can I find information on small and/or private companies?
 

Industry

ABI/ProQuest
Business Monitor International Industry Reports - Click "Browse" and in the "Industry and Market Reports" section, select BMI Industry Reports.

IBISWorld
Provides research reports on industries in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and China. Industry risk reports are available.

Emerging Markets Information System (EMIS)
Select a country from the list. Using the Industries tab at the top of the page, search for industries. Limiting the search to "Research" will limit the results to recent market, industry and sector reports. Also, a good source for news.

S&P NetAdvantage
S&P Industry Surveys cover industry trends, forecasts, major players and market share data, key ratios, and statistics. Click on the "Industries" tab on the top menu bar. Index on the left has links to Industry Surveys (U.S.) and Global Industry Surveys.  Industry profiles contain section on "How to Analyze an Industry".

Also: How to find Analyst Reports using Thomson One. Scroll down for instructions on finding industry rather than company analyst reports.

Market Research

BCC
Reports on major economic, scientific, and technological developments in industrial, pharmaceutical, and high technology.

Business Insider Intelligence
Research and analysis focusing on technology-related news and reports covering the following subject areas: apps and platforms, digital media, Internet of Things (IoT), payments, fintech.

Frost & Sullivan
Reports covering technology and market trends in various technology, energy and manufacturing related fields.

Gartner
Offers information technology-related research, news, analysis, and trends.

Mintel Reports 
Consumer market studies by Mintel analysts.

Passport
Market research reports about various consumer products and industries worldwide from Euromonitor International.

News

Business Source Complete - Database that includes industry and academic articles.  You can set up alerts by company name, topic, industry or people. 

Factiva - Good source for company and industry news, includes access to the Wall Street Journal.

Financial Times - Baker Library offers free access to FT.com.  Sign up for an account and you can set up alerts by keyword, industry or company name. 

Venture Capital/ Private Equity Highlights Newsletter - News on the industry curated by Baker Librarians, sent to your inbox every two weeks! You can also sign up for news on topics such as startups, high technology, healthcare and more. 

Also, Baker's research guides highlight major industry-specific publications, many of which cover industry news & developments.

 

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