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Capital IQ

Capital IQ is a division of Standard & Poor's that provides finanical information and analysis on companies.

Expanded Definition

Capital IQ is a biggie in the realm of assisting investors. It has some 2,700 clients and a goal of being "the world's leading provider of financial and business information solutions."

According to its website, Capital IQ covers:

  • 58,000 public companies
  • 1,550,000 private companies
  • 14,000 private equity firms
  • 1,936,000 executives, board directors, and investment professionals
  • 234,000 M&A transactions
  • 235,000 rated securities

It provides up to 2,000 "financial and supplemental data points per company."