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Preqin (Private Equity and Venture Capital and Real Estate)

September 17, 2020

Information on private equity venture capital plus real estate deals, funds, investors and fund managers; allows users to analyze data across the entire investment lifecycle. Information on over 177,000 VC deals, 75,000 PE deals, and 80,000 RE deals. Data points include Cash flows into and out of funds, Funds terms including carried interest, management fees, hurdle rates, and more. 1953-present; more robust data: 2000-present.

The Private Equity and Venture Capital segments of Preqin may also be accessed through a WRDS account. The Real Estate segment cannot.

Learn more about Preqin from WRDS.

WRDS Use is limited to faculty and course-related research only, for current UNC-CH faculty, students, and selected staff. 

Need access? Go to and click on “REGISTER” in the upper right corner of the page.

UNC-CH users only

Capital IQ (Kenan-Flagler only)

May 1, 2017

Capital IQ allows users to search for and screen for information on companies including in-depth financial information on publicly traded companies, information on investment firms, biographical information on corporate professionals, and transactions in both the public and private capital markets by a very wide range of company identification data, financial statement data, executive’s biographical characteristics, and deal or transaction specifics. 

Information can be exported to Excel.


The Capital IQ platform, in various forms, is deployed at over 1,800 investment banks, hedge/mutual funds, PE/VC firms, management consultancies, and Fortune 500 corporations. (Source Vendor Web site)


Special Note: Because of licensing restrictions:

Access to Capital IQ is restricted to current faculty, staff, and students of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Users MUST use their email address when requesting an account.

Users MUST access through UNC Kenan-Flagler  Research Tools & Library Resources web page. DO NOT bookmark the S&P Capital IQ login page

Users will be required to enter their UNC onyen from both on-campus and off-campus. Then users will be able to enter their Capital IQ user id and password.


If you have any questions please contact



UNC Kenan-Flagler users only


May 1, 2017

CB Insights is a database that provides information and independent analysis of private companies in a wide range of industries. The information is collected from a wide range of print and electronic sources and is supplemented by interviews and independent analysis. There is a special focus on the financing, and mergers and acquisitions of these companies through private investors and venture capital and private equity firms. Students, faculty and staff can now register for an account and access CB Insights

Special Note: Students, faculty and staff must register and set up an account using a valid UNC Chapel Hill email address to access CB Insights.

Special Note: Each user is limited to 4,000 lines of downloading per year.

UNC-CH users with additional password

SDC Platinum via LSEG Workspace

April 28, 2017

SDC Platinum via LSEG Workspace

Note: SDC Platinum can be added to a LSEG Workspace account. Contact to add the module to your account.

If you do not have an LSEG Workspace account, request one at Then email to request for SDC access.

SDC Platinum includes these databases from LSEG (formerly Refinitiv):

  • Corporate Governance: information on Poison Pills and Shareholder Activism U.S. companies may have faced.
  • Corporate Restructuring: Full details on U.S bankruptcies from 1988 to the present and limited information on Bankruptcies from 1980 to 1990. Also information on Exchange offers for U.S. companies. This data is currently being converted to the new platform. The vendor expects it to be available in Fall 2023.
  • Global New Issues: information on new issues of stock by public companies as well as information on Initial Public Offerings by previously private companies. For U.S. and non U.S. companies.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions: Joint Ventures and Repurchases: information on U.S and Non U.S. deals.
  • Municipal Bonds: information on bonds issued by states, cities, towns, and other subnational issuers both in the United States and internationally.
  • Private Equity: venture capital and private equity funding information at the firm, fund and portfolio company level. Including exits, fundraising and investments.

UNC-CH users with additional password


April 28, 2017

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 July 2021 there was information for more than 2.2 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.

Special Note: To access Zephyr: Turn OFF the Pop-Up Blocker on your internet browser. Click on the Link for Zephyr.

The first time you log in you will be asked to select the country where you are located select United States and the U.S. state where you are located Select North Carolina. You will then be able to search the database.

UNC-CH users only