- Private equity and venture capital
Data source type
Time period coverage
Preqin provides data on venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) deals, and further details on PE funds, like fund performance, benchmarks, flows, investor and manager details. Preqin covers all parts of VC / PE investing: the portfolio firm, the fund, and the investment firm. Over 78,000 portfolio firms are covered.
Funds are classified by 8 different fund structures, 27 legal structures, 11 fund strategies, 11 performance metrics, and 49 deal descriptors. Performance metrics can include
- capital calls
- fund values
- investment multiples
- IRRs, etc.
Investment firm details consist of
- fund strategies
- sources of capital
- general partner position
- exit strategies
- investment stage
- firm size
- ownership details.
The earliest fund data included in Preqin is from 1953, however the number of funds included grows to be comparable with other databases starting in year 2000. Preqin can be accessed from two sources: the WRDS platform or the Preqin website. The web-portal at preqin.com offers some additional data that is not contained in the WRDS datasets, such as ESG scores of the funds. Access to the portal requires an external account registration.
The Preqin subscription is financed by the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Aalto University School of Science.
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Detailed overview of the database by WRDS: https://wrds-www.wharton.upenn.edu/pages/support/manuals-and-overviews/preqin/wrds-overview-preqin-private-equity-and-venture-capital-data/