Guides to Business Subjects

No. 5 Private Equity and Venture Capital

This is one of a series of subject guides produced by the Thomas J. Long Business Library at the University of California, Berkeley. Unless otherwise noted, all call number locations are in the Long Library.

Venture capital is a subset of private equity. Generally, private equity includes venture capital, leveraged buyouts, and other going-private transactions.

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Last updated 12/2011

Directories of private equity and venture capital firms

The Directory of Venture Capital and Private Equity Firms
Lists private equity and venture capital firms, both U.S. and foreign. Also includes practical information on obtaining financing and working with potential investors.
HG4751 .F582 Reference

Pratt's Guide to Private Equity Sources
Lists U.S. and foreign venture capital firms. Firm profiles include the names of selected portfolio companies.
HG65 .P73 Reference

The Corporate Finance Sourcebook
Includes lists of U.S. venture capital lenders, indexed by industry preference, financing preference, and geographic preference.
HG4057 .A1565 Reference

Information on private equity and venture capital deals

DealBook, Private Equity and Venture Capital
A New York Times blog about finance. Look here for real-time news about private equity and venture capital.

* Factiva
Private Equity and Venture Capital are both industry headings in Factiva. Private Fundraising is a subject heading. Use subject heading Press Release to restrict search to companies' new fundraising announcements.

Global Trends in Venture Capital Report
Read a report based on Deloitte's 2009 survey of venture capital firms.

The Kauffman Foundation
Kauffman Foundation supports entrepreneurship and publishes research on venture capital and equity as it relates to their work. Search the site for reports.

MoneyTree Report
PriceWaterhouse Coopers and the National Venture Capital Association publish this report quarterly. It reports and analyzes aggregate venture capital investment in the United States. Data can be sorted by region and industry. Historical data is available starting from 1995. All data is aggregate - there is no information on individual deals.

National Venture Capital Association
This is the trade association for the venture capital industry.

Private Equity Hub is a blog from Thomson Reuters covering all things PE.

Thomson ONE
Private equity and venture capital investment. Includes information on deal participants and dates, as well as amounts, when announced. Choose "Screening & Analysis -> Private Equity" on the left sidebar to access. Works only in Internet Explorer.

Academic research on private equity and venture capital

* Business Source Complete
Private Equity and Venture Capital are both subject headings in Business Source Complete. Restrict search to Academic Journals.