Answered By: Barbara Coffey
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2019     Views: 43

Private company data can be found in many places.  Osiris, Orbis, Dun & Bradstreet, BusinessUSA, Ward's Business Directory and even the SEC if the company has public debt.  

Below are a few options detailed:

  • Osiris covers major non-listed companies when they are primary subsidiaries of publicly listed companies.
  • Orbis has private and public company data.
  • Bloomberg, in Firestone (A Floor - RIS Suite), has financial information on over 400 private companies and subsidiaries if they issue debt.
    • Type the name of the company you want and hit the HELP key
    • (Bloomberg assigns its own numbered ticker symbol.)
    • The screen will indicate if there are matches for your company.
    • Choose your company and then type ISSD for detailed financials. ISSD is the same as DESC for a company with stock. 
  • Nexis Uni
    • go to Source Directory (at top of page under Menu) and click Find
    • in the Keyword field, type Corporate Affiliations and click the Find Sources button
    • select LexisNexis Corporate Affiliations and OK, enter name and search. Select company and select corporate hierarchy. 


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