One of the most difficult bits of data to locate is a private company’s financials. Because these companies don’t issue publicly traded stock thus have no reason to file documents such as annual reports there’s a scarcity of financial information, at best you may find a guesstimate on their revenues. A relative new-comer to the financial data vendors, PrivCo offers extensive financial data on large privately held companies. Now, Duke users have access to those reports, whether it’s Mars or Trader Joe’s.
In addition, Privco also tracks both US and international venture capital, private equity, and M&A deals, a much needed resource for those interested in private finance.
Privco can be located on our database page or by searching for it through the Duke Library catalog.