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Subject Guide for Business - Private Company Research
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2013 URL: http://guides.lib.unc.edu/private_companies Print Guide Email Alerts

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Private companies are those for which there is no public ownership of its shares or assets.

In the United States, the majority of businesses are privately held. Because private companies are not required to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) the information sources for private company research are reduced considerably.

Consequently, researching a private company may require considerable creativity and persistence. After consulting some of the basic directories like ReferenceUSA Business and Corporate Affiliations some of the sources in this guide may include more substantive information.

Directories - links to databases and websites listing hundreds of thousands corporations and information about them Rankings - links to websites with lists of companies according to various criteria

Government Information - links to databases and websites relating to the government's interactions with corporations

Executives and Employeeslinks to databases and websites useful in searching for the people in business

Investment Information links to databases and websites relating to the financial side of business

Company Newslinks to databases and websites providing detailed information about different companies

 

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Rita W. Moss
Business/Economics Librarian
moss@unc.edu
(919) 962-1151

 

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