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Last Updated: Jan 26, 2018     Views: 342

Real Estate Private Equity Course: Research Resources



Suggested Resources

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. Sign up for a personal account here.

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

Information on PE & VC companies, funds and deals. Has a separate real estate section.

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.

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.


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

D&B Global Business Browser
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.

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 IQThomson ONE and FactSet

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

Private Equity Publications

Check Harvard availability
A newsletter for managed buyouts, leveraged acquisitions, and special situations.

Journal of Private Equity
Check Harvard availability
Presents research and highlights trends and strategies for private equity investing.

Private Equity International (PEI)
Daily newsletter on the people, the deals, the funds and the financial trends of the industry.
PEI is available through Factiva. To search the publication in Factiva, type rst=prion in the search box or click Source and type in title. Print version available in the Stamps Reading Room in the periodicals section.

Private Equity Real Estate (PERE)
Provides global information on private real estate investments and deals. PERE is available through Factiva. To search the publication in Factiva, type rst=priest in the search box or click on Source and type in title.  


Factiva - Good source for company and industry news.

Also, Baker's Venture Capital & Private Equity research guide is a good place to start. It highlights major industry-specific publications, many of which cover industry news & developments.