Given that entry transactions are becoming more costly, sourcing and valuing the right opportunity can require additional due diligence when navigating the complexities in private company valuations.
To illustrate the ease or difficulty of pulling together such information, we got to thinking about the tools that simplify our workflows and aggregate thousands of data points to help build a potential pipeline of target companies and investment opportunities. With creative sourcing techniques, algorithms, and data automation readily available in our daily lives, we decided to align the below screening example to companies that specialize in robotics and artificial intelligence.
These technological advancements help our workflows, save us time, and empower us to use substantiated data to work smarter, lessen uncertainty, and make confident decisions faster. Expanding upon this thought, we’ve decided to drill down on a sample of the 4.8 million private companies in the S&P Capital IQ platform.*
We screened for companies that are headquartered in the U.S. and specialize in robotics and artificial intelligence by keyword search in the business description. We can see private company detail on these companies, from revenue to Department of Labor statistics on number of employees, along with current investor detail and most recent transaction date, if applicable. Sourcing can be taken a step further by leveraging the screening tool and integrating additional targeting methods using the S&P Capital IQ Proprietary Data Manager to join thousands of existing screening criteria with your own customized valuation metrics.
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Source: The S&P Capital IQ Platform
Using the S&P Capital IQ screening tool, researching and prospecting potential opportunities by leveraging private company data can be completed more efficiently than ever before. We’ve enhanced our robust repository of quantitative and qualitative data points with new private company data to streamline your workflow and shine a light on potential targets. Alternative data sources can help streamline the information gathering to put the best opportunities into your potential list of targets.
Unlock your next opportunity with robust screening capabilities that enable you to take the first step in filling your deal pipeline and go forward with confidence using our rigorously sourced private and public company data to uncover your next target faster.
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*S&P Capital IQ platform, as of May 25, 2017, for illustrative purposes only.