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Mergers Acquistions and Valuation

USC Databases for Mergers & Acquistions


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 is 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.

Refinitiv  (previously known as Thomson One)

Refinitiv Workspace provides financial data, news, analytics and productivity tools, as well as investment research from most major brokers and investment banks.  Refinitiv is limited to Marshall students, faculty and staff and must have a MyMarshall account.


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.

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 our Bloomberg Research Guide for additional information. 

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.

Reports on Mergers & Acquistions