Asker FarreMensa Ljungqvist (2010) - What Do Private Firms Look Like

Revision as of 19:14, 29 September 2020 by Ed (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Has bibtex key
Has article title What Do Private Firms Look Like
Has author Asker FarreMensa Ljungqvist
Has year 2010
In journal
In volume
In number
Has pages
Has publisher
©, 2016


  • Asker, John, Joan Farre-Mensa, and Alexander Ljungqvist (2010), "What do private firms look like?", Unpublished working paper, New York University. SSRN link pdf


Private firms in the U.S. are not subject to public reporting requirements, so relatively little is known about their characteristics and behavior - until now. This Data Appendix describes a new database on private U.S. firms, created by Sageworks Inc. in cooperation with hundreds of accounting firms. The contents of the Sageworks database mirror Compustat, the standard database for public U.S. firms. It contains balance sheet and income statement data for 95,297 private firms covering 250,507 firms-years over the period 2002 to 2007. We compare this database to the joint Compustat-CRSP database of public firms and to the Federal Reserve’s 2003 National Survey of Small Business Finances.