Preqin offers comprehensive global research on investment industry.
Note! CBS Library subscription includes only the Private Equity service which offer detailed information and analytics on firms, funds, deals, and portfolio companies.Explore this site for data on the performance of private equity firms and funds.
Private equity (PE) is an alternative investment class and consists of capital that is not listed on a public exchange. Private equity is composed of funds and investors that directly invest in private companies, or that engage in buyouts of public companies, resulting in the delisting of public equity. Institutional and retail investors provide the capital for private equity, and the capital can be utilized to fund new technology, make acquisitions, expand working capital, and to bolster and solidify a balance sheet
Venture capital (VC) is a financial investment of capital funds made by professional investors (venture capitalists) in start-up businesses, R&D ventures, or new product launches. New product launches have a perceived potential for significant growth but have no access to capital markets and do not have a record of proven performance. Investors may have some say in the company's management and are compensated with a combination of profits, preferred shares, or royalties.
Note: Private equity differs in that it provides equity capital to enterprises not quoted on a stock market and refers to all stages of industry, including venture capital.
(NB! - about the content: CBS Library subscription only includes the Private Equity service. And within the Private Equity service there is no access to the Venture Deals section)
Click on Private Equity tab at top navigation bar.
You can search for firms and funds by name or screen for funds by vintage year, fund type, geographic focus, manager location, industry focus, and fund size
Then select a specific dataset included in the service from the column on the left and click search on bottom right. From the expandable menu under each dataset select a type of search pertaining to query.
Download and export of data: at the top right click respective icon to print or download results to Excel, Word or PDF.
Funds in Market dataset: Get a count of funds matching selected criteria.
Performance Analyst dataset: Create a custom set of funds and benchmark their performance against market standards or against custom benchmark.
Venture Deals Analyst or Buyout Deals Analyst dataset: View/download global IPO pipeline listing.