The Charleston Advisor
PrivCo, Business -- Data bases -- Evaluation, Business information services
PrivCo is a unique database with in-depth information on private companies and private market investors. It excels in providing private company financial data that are usually elusive to the public. Company reports in PrivCo often include not only hard data, but also value-added content such as expert analysis on business models and growth strategies. The quality and quantity of PrivCo’s data are unmatched in the current market. Information on small, local firms is sometimes limited or not available. If a target company is not listed, unless it’s a very small one, PrivCo strives to generate a report within 48 hours based on information already in their pipeline. This custom research service is free to subscribers.
The database is easy to navigate. It’s a simple website where users can search for a company by keyword, generate a list of companies based on multiple criteria, and export information to Excel or PDF. The license for libraries is fairly reasonable, allowing for both unlimited remote access for authenticated users and onsite access for public patrons. Pricing is flexible with several options: one-time purchase of a single company report, site-wide access for individual users, and IP-based institutional access by FTE.
This is the author manuscript for an article subsequently published by the Charleston Company. https://doi.org/10.5260/chara.14.3.44
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