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Preqin is a database of information on private equity venture capital, and real estate deals, funds, investors and fund managers that allows users to analyze data across the entire investment lifecycle. Coverage begins in 1953 but is much more robust starting in 2000. Features of database include information on more than 177,000 VC deals, 75,000 PE deals, and 80,000 RE deals. Examples of data points include Cash flows into and out of funds, Funds terms including carried interest, management fees, hurdle rates, and more. The Private Equity and Venture Capital segments of Preqin may also be accessed through a WRDS account. The Real Estate segment cannot.

Data Planet

Data Planet Statistical Datasets provides easy access to an extensive repository of standardized and structured statistical data. The over 12.6 billion datasets in Data Planet provide immediate access to data presented in charts, maps, graphs, and table form, via multiple points of entry. Data comes from more than 70 U.S. and international sources including: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, China Data Institute, Deutsche Borse Group, European Commission, the World Bank, and more. Subjects covered by the data include: economics, crime, health, population, energy, the environment and more. The time period covered varies. For more details consult the users guide here 


Zephyr includes information on mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, private equity, and venture capital deals and rumors. Zephyr has global coverage: European deals from as early as 1997, North American deals from 2000, and Other global areas deals form 2003 are included. Zephyr also strives to be comprehensive in that no minimum deal value is applied. As of September 2020 there was information for more than 2.1 million deals, rumors, and or transactions.

Users can search by hundreds of different deal elements including deal type, geography, industry, company financials and multiples.

Users can display data using any of 12 currencies.

Zephyr contains graphing capabilities and integrated analysis software that allows users to compare companies against each other and produce tables and graphs to illustrate results. The tables and charts can be downloaded into various word processing and spreadsheet formats.

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RIA Checkpoint

Please note that RIA Checkpoint does not work with UNC-CH’s “EDUROAM” wireless network at this time please use one of the other available wireless networks.

Searchable Full-Text of a variety of publications relating to United States and individual state tax issues. Also includes searchable Full text of SEC and GAAP Compliance rules, procedures, and International Accounting standards.

Click HERE to create a personal account that allows you to personalize the initial Checkpoint page. Note you must use a email address when registering.

Please email  David Ernsthausen. ( if you have any questions or problems.