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New database: Pratt’s Guide

The Pratt’s Guide to Private Equity and Venture Capital Sources is a comprehensive directory of private equity and venture capital firms.

From Thomson Reuters:

“The Pratt’s Guide to Private Equity and Venture Capital Sources  the definitive reference source to actively investing private equity and venture capital firms operating around the world. Pratt’s Guide is continually updated with new fund-raising data, new investment and exit data and new contact information.

Pratt’s Guide is substantially researched and managed by a dedicated team specializing in this market. To be listed in Pratt’s, analysts conduct in-depth, independent inquiries of all companies; evaluating in detail their capability, profile and scale of activity. This is supported by a breakdown of their actual investment activity within specific industries and sectors.”


Thomson Reuters VC/PE Portal: Private Markets

Thomson Reuters Private Markets offers coverage and commentary on the world’s private equity and venture capital marketplaces.  Private Markets provides access to the breaking news, industry research, and trend analysis from the editors of Buyouts magazine and Venture Capital Journal.  The “Search the archive” search box on the homepage provides archival access to over 100,000 private equity and venture capital articles dating back more than 20 years.

From the vendor:

  • Established in 1961, Venture Capital Journal is an indispensable source of intelligence for the venture capital community in the US and throughout Europe.
  • For nearly 25 years, Buyouts has provided readers with comprehensive deal and fund news, personality profiles, expert analysis and a wealth of proprietary data for the private equity market.


Key resources for research in private equity

  • Capital IQ
    Business school students and faculty can access Capital IQ both on and off campus:  Go to http://my.gsb.columbia.edu/, log in, and then choose the Capital IQ hyperlink on the next page. [you must have an account].  Non-business school affiliates may use Capital IQ in the Business and Economics library. Access is available on two terminals near the circulation desk
  • Galante’s Venture Capital and Private Equity Directory [CD -loaded on one terminal near the service desk; also available in print on the directories shelf, HG4961.V36]
  • Preqin global private equity review [HG4751.P74, reserves]
    An annual publication that provides an overview and detailed analysis of the global private equity industry, data and statistics on fundraising, performance, and deals data, etc., and reference guides for different aspects of the industry.

For more sources see the library’s guide on Alternative Investment.