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Database of the Month: PrivCo - Private Company Research

PrivCo enables you to learn and research the world of private markets, both the companies seeking investment, and the firms and people that make that investment happen. Private markets are constantly evolving, with new companies and industries popping up to meet new needs. While other directories update company profiles periodically, PrivCo reflects changes soon after they happen giving you the current M&A information needed to discern trends in buyer behavior relative to financials, investment type, and valuation.

With its advanced filtering, you can search and collate companies across industries and organizations by a variety of preferences: search terms, assigned keywords, revenue, employee number, and ownership type.  The Knowledge Bank is a comprehensive dictionary of private investment and finance terms that familiarizes you with the lingo and concepts to learn private investment. The Dashboard gives you a running snapshot of the top funded companies and latest deals.

PrivCo dashboard

Daily Stack is PrivCo’s newsletter that updates you on the latest events and trends in private markets.  It also links you to company profiles and other relevant news. To compliment that, PrivCo offers Insights. Insights provides a variety of content, from summary reports and curated lists, to analysis of companies and trends, all with the aim to help you make sense of the latest news.

PrivCo is not only a directory of companies attractive to private investors. It’s a 360 service that allows you to understand how private markets operate and why decisions are made. Register for an individual account on the landing page to make log in easier and create custom watchlists to be notified of companies as soon as they match your criteria. 

Begin your PrivCo search by using the link on the library’s Databases A-Z page.


Database of the Month provides a very brief introduction to useful library databases, highlighting key features you should know about. If you would like more information about this resource (or any of the library’s databases), please contact us for research assistance. If you would like a demonstration of these resources for a class, please schedule a research instruction class using the instruction request form.