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Company Research

Resources for researching companies

Subsidiary / Private Companies

Information on private companies can be sparse.  Private companies are not required to file any financial data in the U.S., with the exception of registration data filed with the Secretary of State, in the state where they are registered.  Databases like Nexis Uni which replaced Lexis Nexis Academic have some basic data on private companies. Often 'local press' have more stories on a locally based company than national newspapers. (e.g. Spokesman Review versus The New York Times).  Local newspapers can be found in the News part of  Nexis Uni and in US Newsstream.

Secretaries of State links.  Coordinated Legal Tech. Lists and links for Secretaries of State and business look-up links.

Manta "Manta is the world's largest online community for promoting and connecting small business. With more than one million registered users and nearly 64 million company profiles, business owners and professionals use Manta to promote and differentiate their offerings and "be found" online by customers and prospects."
 
Use sources listed at Articles & News / Company Historical page.

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