Profiles, Hierarchies, and SWOT Analyses (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats)
S&P Capital IQ *(Current UCI students, faculty, & staff)
A comprehensive company intelligence database, offering granular financial and capital structure information on millions of publicly traded companies worldwide, including data and graphs for historic stock prices, searchable SEC filings, mergers & acquisitions activities, and venture capital/private equity data. Also features biographic and professional connection information for millions of business practitioners.
Public and private company information, as available, for companies worldwide. It's particularly useful for building lists of companies and for hierarchical parent/subsidiary relationships (use the Family Tree tab for a company). Mergent Intellect replaces Hoovers Pro. Data for both Mergent & Hoovers comes from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B).
Select public and select large private company profiles, spanning most major industries worldwide. Profiles often include a detailed SWOT Analysis.
Nexis Uni Company Dossier
Formerly LexisNexis Academic. This Company Dossier tool Public and private company information, as available, for companies worldwide. Particularly helpful for hierarchical parent/subsidiary relationships and some executive email addresses (as available).
A global directory in which every company within the database has at least one foreign subsidiary. Finds both US firms operating in foreign countries, and foreign firms operating in the US. Searchable on criteria including: industry, employee count, and revenue.
Private Companies: Other Resources
PitchBook *(Current UCI students, faculty, & staff)
Geography: US & Global
Data and research covering the private investment market, including venture capital, private equity, and M&A transactions. Information on companies, deals, investors, and funds. Use PitchBook to establish benchmarks, identify and analyze competitors, and search investor details.
Preqin: Private Equity Online
This resource encompasses all of Preqin's private equity and venture capital databases. It provides data on all aspects of the asset class, including fund terms and conditions, fundraising, fund managers, institutional investors, fund performance, deals and exits, service providers and more. The earliest data tends to be back to the 1980's.
News is often one of the only sources of info on private companies!
Business Source Complete
Covers virtually all business subjects. Thousands of news articles from popular and trade sources.
Access World News
Full-text news from 600+ U.S. and 700+ international sources, offering viewpoints on local, regional and world issues.
The Press Release page for a private company, discoverable through Google, is also a critically important resource.
Companies do not voluntarily share info about themselves,