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Business Frequently Asked Questions: Private Company Information
This a guide to frequently asked business questions
A public company in the United States is required by law to release financial data at certain set times. Private companies, on the other hand, are not required to open their books to the public, and generally do not. This makes finding information about the company, particularly financial information, very hard to come by.
Where can I find information about a private company?
The Pollak Library subscribes to the following databases with information about private companies.
A directory of over 100 million public and private companies in the U.S. and around the world. Company data is provided by Dun & Bradstreet. A consumer directory, including profiles, is included, as well as First Research Industry Profiles and D&B Key Business Ratios.
Sometimes the only information available about a company is what is written about it in local media outlets. Use Factiva to search through thousands of news sources, including local publications and web sites.
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