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The LibGuide was created to help BBCG interns to find information on the private companies search.

Tips for Finding Information on Private Companies

It can be difficult to find reliable information on private companies.  Unlike public companies that trade on a stock exchange, private companies do not have to provide information to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or investors. 

Try these tips for finding and using information on private companies:

  • Check the Internet.  Many private companies have websites with useful information.
  • Look for directory listings, company profiles, and news articles using the databases listed in the LibGuide.
  • Try to find local news coverage in the areas where the company's headquarters or other facilities are located.  The Regional Business News database is one source of local news.
  • Financials for private companies are often reported as "estimates."  The figures may be outdated by a year or more.  Use with discretion, and always cite your source.
  • See tabs in the LibGuide for links and lists of databases.

Client Profile Guidelines

See the Client Profile Template for the guidelines. 


See Client Profile Example for a completed profile. 


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