Private Company Transaction Data from VC Experts Now on S&P Capital IQ Platform

Information Includes Verifiable Analyses/Data to Guide Private Market Investors

May 19, 2014 / 09:00 AM
New York, NY

New York, NY - May 19, 2014 - S&P Capital IQ, a business unit of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE:MHFI) and a leading provider of financial research, data and analytics, announced the immediate availability of strategic analyses of private market investment data and difficult to access regulatory filings for private market financings performed by the VC Experts, Inc. on the S&P Capital IQ platform.  Under their agreement, VC Experts will offer S&P Capital IQ clients access to specialized content that includes information on fundraising, valuation, and term sheet data on the financing of private companies.  S&P Capital IQ's desktop platform is a robust, subscription-based financial information and analytical tool used widely by investment banks, asset management, private equity, and global corporations.

"The VC Experts content will prove very beneficial to our Investment Banking, Private Equity, Venture Capital and Corporate clientele who utilize our desktop, data and third party investment research in their deal analysis," said Keith Ackerman - Managing Director of S&P Capital IQ's Research Network and, Strategic Research Partnerships. "Investors using our platform will be able to even more effectively negotiate term sheets, calculate valuations, source deals, and price transactions with more transparency and confidence, which is precisely the intelligence they expect from us."

"More and more investors are looking for exposure to the private markets as a counter-balance to the public equities and bond markets" said Ross Barrett, Co-Founder of VC Experts. "Our data and analysis on privately held company financings gives the investment community proprietary data they need to make smart, strategic investments, and when it is combined with the S&P Capital IQ platform, decisions are easier to make."

VC Experts' content significantly enhances S&P Capital IQ's coverage of private market deals with post-money valuations of privately funded companies, 15+ deal terms of each financing rounds, predictive analytics tool for preferred and common stock issuances, the FMV of stock plans, and a listing of key managers and Board of Directors. VC Experts' analysts have long delivered first access to federal and state regulatory filings for its clients.

VC Experts' content is available to S&P Capital IQ platform subscribers who subscribe to S&P Capital IQ's Aftermarket Research Standard Collection, which features research and data on publicly listed and privately companies produced by over 1500 research firms around the world including leading global & regional investment banks as well as independent research firms.

This addition further enriches S&P Capital IQ's robust Aftermarket Research offering, which is a comprehensive analyst research solution that includes an extensive network of 1,500 third-party research contributors that provide expert insights, analysis and recommendations on every asset class, industry, and country globally. The contributors in the S&P Capital IQ Research Network range from global/local brokerage firms to independent research boutiques to specialty market research firms located across the globe.


S&P Capital IQ, a part of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE:MHFI), is a leading provider of multi-asset class and real time data, research and analytics to institutional investors, investment and commercial banks, investment advisors and wealth managers, corporations and universities around the world. S&P Capital IQ provides a broad suite of capabilities designed to help track performance, generate alpha, and identify new trading and investment ideas, and perform risk analysis and mitigation strategies. Through leading desktop solutions such as the S&P Capital IQ, Global Credit Portal and MarketScope Advisor desktops; enterprise solutions such as S&P Capital IQ Valuations; and research offerings, including Leveraged Commentary & Data, Global Markets Intelligence, and company and funds research, S&P Capital IQ sharpens financial intelligence into the wisdom today’s investors need.  For more information, visit


VC Experts provides powerful data on the financing of private companies, along with industry-leading content on capital markets. We conduct exhaustive analyses of state and federal regulatory filings by private companies. Information gathered and analyzed by VC Experts includes valuations, preferred and common share prices, terms and conditions, Board members and behind the scenes details for improved deal context.


Michael Privitera
S&P Capital IQ Communications