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Entrepreneurship: Mergers & Acquisitions

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Mergers & Acquisitions

S&P Capital IQ
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Geography: US & 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.


​PitchBook
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Geography: US & Global
Especially useful for finding up-and-coming companies in emerging industries. 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.


MarketLine Advantage
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Geography: US & Global
Overviews 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.


Business Source Complete

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Geography: US & 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)
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Geography: US & Global

A reporting service that provides 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% interest.

More M&A Sources

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 DEFM14Aif one exists.
(Caveat: A large company that's acquiring a small target might not release a DEFM14A.)

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