Answered By: Poping Lin
Last Updated: Jan 03, 2019     Views: 1205

Q.
Companies: small or private
Where can I find information on small and/or private companies?

A.

Information on private companies in the U.S. is hard to come by, particularly financial information, and many sources that provide revenue data are unreliable for particular companies.  Data sources should be cross-checked.

  • While private companies are not generally required to file through the SEC, if they borrow money from the public or raise money from venture funds they generally have to file a Form D with the SEC.  These filings can be searched in the Edgar System, for example type=D and state=nh will retrieve Form D filings in the state of New Hampshire.

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