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Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions


MarketLine Advantage
Access: UCI
Geography: Global 

Overviews of by industry and deal type (including M&A).  Search for deals by company name, or browse across all deal content by deal type, status, value, industry, and geography.


S&P Capital IQ
Access: UCI - Authorized Affiliates
Geography: Global 

An advanced and comprehensive company intelligence database, offering granular financial and capital structure information on millions of companies worldwide, including data and graphs for historic stock prices, searchable SEC filings, mergers & acquisitions activities, and venture capital/private equity data.  


Access: UCI - Authorized Affiliates
Geography: US & Global 

Especially useful for finding up-and-coming companies in emerging industries (i.e. companies that might be considered as targets for acquisition).  Data and research covering the private investment market, including venture capital, private equity, and M&A transactions. Information on companies, deals, investors, and funds.
Users must create an account with their UCI email address. Download limits apply.


Business Source Complete
Access: UCI

Geography: Global 

Covers virtually all business subjects. Thousands of full-text and bibliographic entries for scholarly business journals. Also features financial and industry reports, and trade publications, including Mergers & Acquisitions: The Dealmaker's Journal.


MergerStat in Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic)
Access: UCI
Geography: Global

A daily publication by FactSet that reports details on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures that are publicly announced. It covers U.S. transactions and cross border transactions involving a U.S. parent company where the equity value is greater than $1 million and represents at least a 10 percent interest.



For public companies involved in a merger/acquisition, the parties' SEC filings and Earnings Conference Calls,
leading up to and shortly after the event, can provide helpful insights about each party's motives.

In particular, pay attention to an SEC filing called the DEFM14A, if one exists.
(Caveat: A large company that's acquiring a small target might not release a DEFM14A.)

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