Overviews and Analysis

Private Equity Demystified: An Explanatory Guide

Deals with motivations, risks and rewards of private equity players.

Pratt's Guide to Private Equity Sources

Ref. HG64 .P73 in the Stamps Reading Room.
The introductory chapters provide a useful overview of the VC industry. The international directory includes locations, list of project preferences, type of financing, minimum investment, preferred investment, and contact person.

See also books on Private Equity and Venture Capital.


Dow Jones Private Equity & Venture Capital

Information related to private equity and venture capital firm and fund investing, news, current and historical data, fund raising and performance analysis.

CB Insights & Industry Analytics

Tracks global venture capital, angel investment, private equity, M&A, and IPO activity related to private companies. Individual account required. 

Careers, Associations and Events


HBS MBA students please see:

MBA Career & Professional Development (CPD)

Career resources for HBS MBA students.

HBS Alumni please see:

Alumni Career & Professional Development (CPD)

Career resources for HBS Alumni.

Glocap Private Equity Compensation Study

Compensation statistics on salaries and bonuses from over 900 private equity firms. Includes summary findings, overviews, and analysis of compensation by standardized positions or titles.

Invest Europe

Includes searchable directory of member companies by business type, company name, and location. Also includes listing of other venture capital associations in the region.

Getting a Job in Private Equity: Behind-the-Scenes Insight into How Private Equity Firms Hire

New York: Glocap, 2009.

Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA)

A trade association for lower middle market private equity funds and investors. Includes forums, legislation, regulation, legal issues, and resources the small business investment company industry.

NVCA Events

Programs offered throughout the world on various aspects of private equity from the National Venture Capital Association.

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National Venture Capital Association

The Web site provides links to many major regional venture capital associations around the world. Click on "Resources" to see list. The Venture Capital Institute, co-sponsored by NASBIC and NVCA, offers training courses for professionals in the principles of direct venture investing.

Venture Capital & Private Equity Club

HBS Venture Capital & Principal Investment Club
Find out about what skills, knowledge, and experience you need to work in venture capital.


Investment professional positions from analyst to general partner in private equity, leveraged buyout, venture capital, hedge fund and asset management firms. Jobs in all parts of the U.S., Canada, and in major cities in Europe and Asia. (Registration required)

See also Where can I find associations for an industry or profession?


See also How can I find conferences or trade shows for a given industry?


Emerging Markets Private Equity Association

Analyses and statistics on private equity activity in emerging markets.

Also includes a directory of members with links to their websites.

European Private Equity Activity

Comprehensive survey of the European private equity and venture capital industry. Statistics are listed overall and by country. For earlier copies of basic statistics see EVCA Research: Statistics.

MoneyTree Report

A quarterly survey with overviews of venture capital and private equity in the U.S., and statistics by industry, state, and firm.

Venture Capital & Private Equity Country Attractiveness Index

Created from a research project at the IESE Business School.

National Venture Capital Association: Research Resources

Find the latest Yearbook, statistical snapshots, and studies.

Daily News

PE Hub

Daily news and job postings on private equity, venture capital and buyouts are also available on the PE Hub website.

New York Times DealBook

News on mergers and aquisitions, investment banking, private equity, venture capital, IPOs, and hedge funds. Email notification is available.


News on venture capital fundraising. There is a lag time of a couple of business days.


European Venture Capital & Private Equity Journal

Pan-European private equity intelligence. Includes news and data and analysis on investment activities.

Journal of Private Equity

Presents research and highlights trends and strategies for private equity investing.

Unquote" Analysis

Trade journal for private equity professionals in Europe.  Previous issues under title Private Equity Europe.  Print issues available in Stamps Reading Room current periodicals.

Private Equity International

Daily newsletter on the people, the deals, the funds and the financial trends of the industry. PEI is available through Factiva. To search the publication in Factiva, type rst=prion in the search box or click Source and type in title. Print version available in the Stamps Reading Room in the periodicals section.

Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst

This is one of the main newsletters serving investors and managers of alternative assets.

Asian Venture Capital Journal

Venture capital activities in the Asia-Pacific region. Covers fund-raising, investments, exits, and the people behind the deals.

Venture Capital Journal

News and analysis of private equity markets.

Asia Private Equity Review

Reports on private equity investment activities in Asia.


A newsletter for managed buyouts, leveraged acquisitions, and special situations.