What is private equity?
Private equity investors buy, improve upon and sell businesses in an effort to profit from the cash flow the business produces and from the capital gains upon exit. Read the article here...
How many private equity firms are in the database?
There are currently 2,361 firms in the database. However, we are very selective about the firms that we choose to include. The general criteria is that the firm must be a reputable firm actively closing deals in the marketplace. As such, we intentionally omit venture capital firms, angel investors, mezzanine funds, fund of funds and other extraneous noise from the data set. This is therefore a very clean, focused database appropriate for professional use.
How often is the database updated?
We are fanatical about the quality of our data. As such, our internal research team employs two methods to update the database to ensure both recency and accuracy of information.
1) As we learn of new events through press releases or from the private equity firms themselves, we reflect this in the database immediately.
2) We also have a very efficient, systematic approach to continuously update the entire database. This results in an average aging of data of about 40 days or less.
Who is this database designed for?
The target customers for the private equity database are middle market investment bankers, corporate business development executives or business owners exploring a potential exit or capital raise. Customers also include M&A-related service providers such as transaction lawyers, accountants, consultants, finance-focused executive search firms, MBA candidates and the private equity firms themselves.
How many portfolio companies are in the database?
There are currently 55,286 portfolio companies in the database.
How many professionals are in the database?
We are currently tracking 26,580 senior level private equity professionals.
Do you provide email addresses for the private equity professionals?
Of the professionals we track, we have approximately 70% of their individual email addresses.
What if I want to perform a custom search not provided online?
Give us a call or send an email and we'll see if we can help.
Can I call for assistance if I have a question about my search?
Absolutely! Give us a ring.
Do you charge the private equity firms to be included in the database?
No. Otherwise, we would not have a complete (and unbiased) data set.
How do I suggest a firm to add to the database?
Please fill out this form
to request a firm be added to the database. Private Equity Info provides private equity firms both greater and more targeted deal flow.