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Categories: Business creation and development; networks and relationships

Overview: S&P Capital IQ offers detailed information on public and private capital markets along with applications for desktop research, screening, real-time market data, backtesting, portfolio management, financial modeling, quantitative analysis, and more.

Units of Analysis: Firms, executives, and industries

Coverage: Active and inactive public and private companies, worldwide

Size: Over 88,000 active and inactive companies worldwide, including over 41,100 active public companies

Form: Database

Data Sources: Combines offerings previously provided by Capital IQ, elements of S&P including Global Credit Portal and MarketScope Advisor, enterprise solutions such as S&P Securities Evaluations and Compustat, research offerings including Leveraged Commentary & Data, Global Markets Intelligence, and company and fund research.

Frequency: Updated continuously

Access: Subscription

Key Data Elements:

  • Breadth–data elements represent 5,000 unique financial data items, with over 2,500 industry-specific items
  • Qualitative data
    • Company Intelligence (including Business Relationships-Subsidiaries, Strategic ¬†Alliance Partners, Customers and¬†Competitors)
    • People Intelligence (including Compensation, Stock Ownership and Insider Trading for Public companies, Who knows whom)
    • Key Developments
    • Private Equity
    • Transactions
  • Global market data
    • Macroeconomic indicators including employment, GDP, balance of payments, & inflation
  • Sell-side Research and Estimates
  • Fixed Income
  • Alpha & Risk Models
    • Stock Selection Models
    • Equity Risk Models
  • Financials and valuation
    • Pricing and Market Data
    • Compustat Financials
    • Equity Capital Structure
  • Industry Profile

Potential Uses for Regional Analysis: Create regional corporate databases, by industry, with detailed financials. Identify linkages and activities among companies, investors, and subsidiaries in specific regions.

For Additional Information:

  • Website: S&P Capital IQ
  • Address: 55 Water Street, 49th Floor, New York, NY 10041
  • Phone: +1 212 438 8701
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