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Mergers Acquistions and Valuation: Mergers & Acquistions

USC Databases for Mergers & Acquistions

USC Databases for article searches

Search articles databases for informaton/news on M&A activitiy.  Use Thesaurus tools to look up terms (Mergers & Acquistions), or search for companies with terms like Merged, Merger, aquired, and subject as M&A (use Thesaurus if possible). 

Financial Databases at USC

This is a list of the key business databases at USC.  Another list with the WRDS datasets broken out can be found here.

Books & eBooks

M&A Journals

Introduction to Mergers & Acquistions

Primers

Publically available Primers and Guides

Capital IQ "How-to" Guides

Step-by-step on how to search SDC for M&A deals.  Includes instruction for on and off campus.

Bloomberg

Bloomberg terminals are located in the Crocker LIbrary  in Hoffman Hall.   The terminals are located downstairs (1st floor) but you must enter the library from the 2nd floor.  See the Research Guide: http://libguides.usc.edu/bloomberg for addtional information on Bloomberg. 

Thomson One

Use Thomson One - 'Research' for analsyt reports.  Use Keyword searches to find analyst opinions on synergies, strategies and valuations. 

See attached user gude for access (Internet Explorer 8 & 9 only!). 

SDC M&A Guide

Step-by-step on how to search SDC for M&A deals.  Includes instruction for on and off campus.

League Tables

League Tables are periodic rankings of M&A activity, inlcuidng the largests deals and firms that are involved in these deals.

League Tables are available in SDC Platinum and Zephyr databases; Thomson ONE provides recent deals and allows you to search on a number of criteria  to create cusomoize league tables.

Reports on Mergers & Acquistions