Private companies can be especially challenging to research for a number of reasons.
Since private companies in the U.S. do not have to report earnings to the Securities and Exchange Commission as public companies do, we do not have the same amount of financial information (if any at all) to analyze.
Private companies often fly under the radar and are not covered by news, media, or analysts.
Nevertheless, below you'll find the best tools for finding available private company informaiton.
A fantastic source for business and financial research on non-publicly traded corporations, including family-owned, private equity-owned, venture-backed and international unlisted companies. The primary area of focus is on companies with at least $10 Million in annual revenue. It has profiles for over 850,000 firms, 20,000 investors and 100,000 private market deals. Whether doing company, investor, M&A, venture capital funding, or private equity research, PrivCo is searchable by advanced criteria in all categories.
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Search by company name to find estimated sales, year of founding, industry, address, owner contact information, and more.
Use the Advanced Search to find private companies in particular locations or industries.
An excellent resource for company profiles, news, analyst reports, SWOT analyses, executive information, company financials, and other company-related information.
It is also a good resource for some global industry and market research reports.
Note: D&B Hoovers only allows 50 users on the site at the same time. If that limit is reached, users will see a weird D&B login screen. The D&B login screen will not work, and will not allow additional logons (it’s not an issue with your account, trust me). Just try again later when some of the other users log off.