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Mergers Acquistions and Valuation

USC Databases for Mergers & Acquistions

PitchBook - database

Search for recent information and data on venture capital and private equity deals, funds, debt , service provider’s investors/buyers P/E and VC activities; company valuation and other company information. This database is read-only (no downloads). Pitchbook i s limited to Marshall students, faculty and staff and must have a MyMarshall account. For account instructions, please login to MyMarshall, and click the link for PitchBook.


USC Databases for article searches

Search article databases for information/news on M&A activity.  Use Thesaurus tools to look up terms (Mergers & Acquisitions), or search for companies with terms like Merged, Merger, acquired, 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


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 terminals are located in the Gaughan & Tiberti Business LIbrary (JFF 101) and Popovich Computer Lab (JKP 201). See the Bloomberg Research Guide for additional information. 

Thomson One

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

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

SDC M&A Guide

Includes instruction for on- and off-campus access.

League Tables

League Tables are periodic rankings of M&A activity, including the largest 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 customized league tables.

Reports on Mergers & Acquistions