SDC Platinum and TOB deals
SDC Platinum and Thomson One Banker Deals are the two main databases we have for financial deal information ( mergers and acquisitions (M&A), new issues, …). Thomson One Banker is available from any web-connected PC, but you need to use Internet Explorer, while SDC Platinum is only available on the Database PCs in the Eddie Davies Library.
There is a library database guide for Thomson One Banker deals on the MBS intranet. (We are working on updating an old SDC Platinum one. The Baker library at Harvard provides some helpsheets – http://www.library.hbs.edu/helpsheets/)
Where can I get instructions for searching the databases?
Where can I find instructions for searching SDC Platinum?
Both databases are from Thomson Reuters and there is considerable overlap in the data available, particularly in mergers and acquisitions. This means that you can:
- Use Thomson One Banker deals to explore the different datatypes, both for defining search criteria and including in results.
- Use SDC Platinum if you want to download a large amount of data. (Thomson One Banker deals has a limit to the number of rows that can be downloaded.)
When downloading data from Thomson One Banker deals or SDC Platinum you will want to include a company identifier datatype if you need to link with other databases: e.g. acquiror cusip, target cusip, acquiror datastream (DS) code, target datastream (DS) code.