Associations offer varying degrees of information to non-members on industry trends, news, regulations and performance. 

National Venture Capital Association

Invest Europe:  The Voice of Private Equity

British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association

Reports & Rankings

PWC Money Tree

Deloitte Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey

Bain & Co Global Private Equity Report

Prequin Most of the data and analysis from this firm specializing in alternative assets  is limited to licensees, however, the research tab includes some valuable free information.

Private Equity International Publisher of news and reports on the investors and fund managers.  Much of the analysis requires a subscription, but some insightful free information is available.

Pitchbook Some free reports available with registration


Identify VC firms by funding stage, industry, geography focus, investment range, executive's background and more...

  Venture Capital & Private Equity Firms (Grey House Publishing)
Presents an international directory of venture capital and private equity firms. Profiles include information about each firm's mission, industry and geographic preferences, portfolio companies, and more; also includes background information about each firm's executives.


Check out these and other ebooks for an introduction to VC and PE or a deeper dive into some aspect of their operations.


Decision-making in private equity firms an empirical study of determinants and rules


Private equity unchained : strategy insights for the institutional investor


Private equity investments drivers and performance implications of investment cycles


Localizing global finance : the rise of western-style private equity in China


The business of venture capital insights from leading practitioners on the art of raising a fund, deal structuring, value creation, and exit strategies









Securities & Exchange Commission Office of Compliance Inspections & Examinations Private Fund Advisors Rules

Securities Enforcement Forum West Private Equities

Private fund advisers although a self-regulatory organization could supplement SEC oversight, it would present challenges and trade-offs : report to congressional committees.

Journals & News

General Business databases will have news, developments and scholarly research related to VC and PE.  Listed below are links to dedicated journals.

Hedge Fund and Private Equity:  Regulatory and Risk Management Update

Journal of Private Equity

Private Equity Analyst

Private Equity Manager

Wall Street Journal Venture Capital Dispatch

Wall Street Journal Private Equity Beat

The PE Hub Network

Private Equity Wire


  ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)

  Business Source Premier (EBSCO)

Bloomberg Terminals available in the Applied Finance Lab and Falvey Library