How to Quickly Search and Identify Private Equity Backed Companies

Private equity backed BMC Software’s headquarters in Houston, Texas.

Looking up and trying to identify companies by ownership is one of the primary search challenges we look to solve here at Mergr.

Businesses generally do not self-describe as ‘PE Backed‘ (just visit the about page of any private equity backed company to appreciate this), and so unless you’re continually tracking the current investments of private equity investors, this is a difficult data point to build a list of companies around.

However, considering we focus on tracking the current portfolio companies of private equity firms here at Mergr, this is an easy search on our platform.

Here’s how it’s done. Navigate to the Company Search page, and under Ownership Status, select PE Backed.

Yes, it’s that simple.

If you’d like to add additional filters – such as size, industry, geo, investment age, or whether the PE backed company is also acquisitive – you can do that too.

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