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A private company is a company that is not traded on any stock exchange. Private companies as a general rule do not have to file any documents with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Consequently, finding information on private companies can be quite challenging. See also: Public company research
All 50 states make some level of private business incorporation information available online. Can range from limited information such as name availability to a wider range of private company business records.
A platform to discover, research, and share information and opinions about internet startup companies, including company profiles with management and board of directors information, products and/or services produced, funding information, and competitors.
Search for business and financial data on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies. Note: Sign up for an account using your Duke email address.
Includes "Mergent Private Company Search" tab and "D&B Private Company Database" under Basic Search.
Archival data includes full business descriptions, histories and financial statements for more than 12,000 US companies that were acquired, went bankrupt, liquidated or merged out of existence from 1996 onward. International Company Data - covers over 27,000 non-U.S. active and inactive companies. Archival data includes financial information on 12,000 non-U.S. companies that were acquired, went bankrupt, liquidated or merged from 1995 onward. Duke's subscribed modules include: U.S. Company data, International Company data, D&B Private Company data, Global Industry Reports, and Investext Snapshot analyst reports.
Search financial, ownership, and basic information on over 200 million public & private companies worldwide. ORBIS provides global standard report formats as well as descriptive information, company financials, news, market research, ratings and country reports, scanned reports, ownership and M&A data.
Search for financial information, covering corporate research, competitive analysis, investment information, and industry analysis
A database covering a broad spectrum of industry, company and investment analysis including Industry Surveys, and Equity Research (formerly Stock Reports). Industry data sets include key ratios, benchmarks, constituents, financial metrics, etc. by sub-industry or geography (see Markets tab). Archived Industry Surveys included as far back as 1999 depending upon title continuity. Company data covers a global universe of over 3 million private and public companies.
Includes a detailed business directory component where you can search by geographic area and NAICS or SIC codes. Also has US Census data and consumer marketing data aggregated or imputed to small geographic areas such as Census Tract or Block Group.
The companies on this list are either too few shareholders to be required to file financial statements with the Securities & Exchange Commission or whose shares are restricted to some group, like family members or employees. The list can be searched or ordered by rank, name, state, industry, revenue, or number of employees.
A print publication (At the Ford Library) that ranks over 25,000 of the United States' leading private and public businesses by size as measured by sales volume and number of employees. Also rankings within each state, within industry categories, and within the private/foreign-owned designation.