Researching Mergers & Acquisitions: filter by type
When looking for quantitative data on mergers and acquisition, the various databases available each offer a different set of search filters. Most of these are very similar, such as annoucement date or country of target company, but the type or attributes of the deal vary the most.
The attached table compares Thomson ONE.com, Capital IQ and Bloomberg Professional, and lists the deal type or attributes for each. The options are sorted into alphabetical order and spaced out accordingly to make the comparisons easier.
Why do this? Perhaps you are looking to filter on a specific type of deal that can only be identified in one of these database tools.
Go to: Screening & Analysis > Deals & League Tables > M&A > Advanced Search, then consider the two filters:
- Deal Info > Deal Type (Code)
- Deal Info > Acquisition Techniques (Code)
Go to: Screening > Transactions, then consider the two filters:
- General Transaction Details > Types
- M&A Details > Features
Go to: MA <GO>, then consider the two filters:
- Deal Criteria > Deal Types
- Deal Type > Deal Attributes
Finally, download M&A Compare Filters [Excel format] to find out in advance if the specific kind of deal that you are looking for can be filtered out in the database of your choice.