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Welcome to the spring semester and to Database of the Week. This feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics is intended to give you a brief introduction to a database that you may not know, with basic information to get you started. Hopefully, you will be tempted to explore this or other databases.
This Week’s Featured Database: Privco, from The Privco Company.
Find it:www.lib.purdue.edu/parrish, Under the column headed Collections, click on List of Business Databases.
Description/focus: Privco is our newest source for private company information.
Try it: Some of the biggest companies in the world are privately owned (Cargill, Mars, Subway), and financial information about these billion-dollar companies is covered by our long-standing company information databases such as LexisNexis. Smaller private companies, though, are a challenge. Privco is our newest databases, specifically obtained to provide in-depth business intelligence about Private companies. See here for a short video on accessing the database and using the interface.
Why you should know this database: Privco will deliver when searched by name of company but the database can also be searched by Privco’s own industry classification system. When a covered private company becomes public, Privco continues to provide its historical information about the company’s private life.
Why students should know this database: Privco’s interface is straightforward and offers options to narrow an initial search.
Tags: executives, financials, investment research, mergers & acquisitions, news, private companies
Cost: For annual subscription information, contact Mary Dugan
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