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When a private company goes public, there's good and bad news for anyone attempting to get business intelligence out of the company. The good news is that once a company goes public, it will be required by the federal government to publicly release financial information on a quarterly and annual basis. The bad news is that after announcing plans to go public and before the IPO, businesses enter a mandated "quiet period" when they are not allowed to release information. Manta.com is backed by industry information experts like D&B and Icon, who know how to get the most possible information out of private companies, and then follow them through the IPO process, with professional reporting and analysis.