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