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are considering an investment in a private company you should require that the financial
statements be audited. Even if the company does not have any revenues, certified public
accountants will ensure that material litigation, commitments and contingencies are
disclosed in the notes to the financial statements.
Dun and Bradstreet publishes several types of business reports on approximately 11 million private companies. The reports include information such as properties owned, number of employees, sales and earnings. Dun and Bradstreet can be reached via 1-800-362--3425..
Hoovers is leading provider of free and fee based data on public and private companies. You can search by company name or stock symbol if publicly traded.
Consider the following information which is generally available for free at your public library:
Do not forget to check with the SEC. Many private companies distribute stock to employees or sell bonds, which require public disclosure. Click here to reach the SEC Web Site.
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