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Featured Database: PrivCo

September 14th, 2021

Parrish Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring PrivCo.


A premier source for business and financial data on over 300,000 major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies.


The List of Business Databases is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those in a business program of study. Access the databases off-campus with your Purdue Career Account. PrivCo does require users to register a new account before use.


Click Getting Started with PrivCo to see the basics of using PrivCo.

Related Resources

Some other resources you might want to explore are:

  • Business Source Complete, contains major company profiles and SWOT reports.
  • Mergent Online, includes financial statements, company news, industry analysis, historical information on M&A activity, country information and more.

Featured Database comes to you from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. If you would like more information about this database, or if you would like a demonstration of it for a class, contact Also let us know if you know of a colleague who would benefit from this, or future Featured Databases.

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