Acquisitions Monthly www.aqm-e.com
Owned by Thomson Reuters, this is a subscription service but news headlines and RSS feeds (headlines only) are free of charge. The league tables of financial advisers going back to 2004 are free of charge. Coverage is world-wide. Priced service
Corpfin Worldwide www.corpfinworldwide.com
Database of UK, European and USA Corporate Finance transactions. Most of the service is subscription only but there is a free monthly review of market activity available as a PDF (the archives go back to 2002). There are also free quarterly UK national and regional, European and International M&A and IPO reports. These reports focus on the performance of each region with regards to the volume and value of announced transactions, as well as analysis of deal sizes and advisors' activities. Priced service.
Deal Monitor www.dealmonitor.co.uk
Deal Monitor is financial database and publication, focussing on the London junior markets. The daily updated database, dating back to 2001, covers deals on AIM & PLUS including New Issues, Reverse Takeovers, Mergers & Acquisitions, Takeovers, Secondary Issues, and Adviser Changes. Priced service.
FactSet Mergerstat www.factset.com/data/data/factsetmergers
FactSet Mergerstat tracks formal transfers of ownership of at least 5% of a company's common equity. Open market stock purchases, new equity investments, private placements, new joint ventures, asset swaps, and real property (land, pipelines, transmission towers, oil rigs, buildings, shopping centres, office buildings and cable systems) are not recorded. Transactions are recorded as they are announced, not as they are completed. Priced service.
M&A Portal www.mandaportal.com
Bureau van Dijk's M&A portal is a gateway to news, events, research and analysis on mergers and acquisitions worldwide. The information on the portal home page is free of charge and there is a free search option for tracking down deals and rumours contained in BvD's Zephyr database. The deals can be sorted by value, date or status. Basic information is free of charge but you can purchase the full details from the Zephyr database. The cost of the reports varies depending on the amount and type of information available. The portal also has M&A news feeds for 36 industry sectors. Registered users - registration is free - can select the sectors that interest them most and create a tailored news tab. News, features, summaries and basic deal information are free of charge. Full Zephyr reports on deals are priced.
mergermarket offers Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) intelligence world-wide. Its services include proprietary origination intelligence, an historical database of European, American and Asia-Pacific transactions with fully sourced financials; league tables of financial, legal and PR advisors with quarterly summaries available; and reports monitoring and analyzing over 2000 sources for M&A news on a daily basis. mergermarket was incorporated in December 1999 and acquired by the Financial Times Group in August 2006. Priced service.
Zephyr provides information on M&A, private equity and IPO intelligence. There is information on over 800,000 deals. In addition to current deal information, historical deal information has been added for Asia and other regions. There is now five years of global coverage. Deals involving US or European companies go back to the beginning of 1997. Coverage is world-wide. Priced service.