A merger or acquisition is a combination of two companies where one corporation is completely adsorbed by another corporation. A merger extinguishes the merged organization, and the surviving organization assumes all the rights, privileges, and liabilities of the merged company.
Access to the latest M&A updates and news from Thomson Reuters Worldwide Mergers and Acquisitions database:
The annual publication "Academic EurIPO", 2006 - d.d. describes the IPOs in Europe providing:
the academic debate on IPOs, outlook on international IPOs, offering methodology, ownership structure, and corporate governance, valuation of IPOs and pre and post listing performance.
Mergers & Acquisitions (The Dealmaker's Journal): a reference tool providing full coverage of merger and acquisition activity and data on mergers and acquisitions worldwide; concise articles, pricing, structuring and acquisition strategies, trends and in-depth analysis.
Coverage: 1998 to present
Mergers & Acquisitions Report (previous titles are Mergers+Acquisitions International og M & A Europe): provides information on mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, & bankruptcies.
Coverage: 1999 to present
The journals can be found through Find Journals
Other journals / periodicals within the topic:
Business Source Complete has more publications within the M&A field.
Search hint: choose the tab "Publications". "Browse" with the key word "mergers" in the category "By Subject & Description".
The following databases contain data on companies that have merged, or been acquired in such a way as they no longer trade under the original name.
Content: Zephyr contains information and data on mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, private equity, and venture capital deals. The database contains information on completed, pending, withdrawn, announced, and rumoured deals.
Coverage: European deals from 1997 and forward; global deals from 2001 and forward.
Additional features include news, ranking, and tables about M&A activities.
Search guide: Zephyr brochure
You will find links to more detailed financial information about the companies involved as provided by Orbis, another Bureau Van Dijk product.
Thomson One Banker:
Thomson Financial is one of the premier sources for information on individual M&A deals.
Content: the database has comprehensive details on all announced deals whether completed or uncompleted. Data available include full financial details, advisors and fees, premiums paid, etc.
Coverage: the database covers U.S. targets 1979 to present and non U.S. targets 1985 to present.
(Thomson Reuters) Eikon
In Eikon you find data related to company transactions worldwide such as IPOs, mergers, corporate restructuring and joint ventures.
Content: covering over 1.1 million deals worldwide since the 1970s with daily updates.
Two tools to search for deals data:
contains a separate module - "Financial Deals Tracker" - which is available through "Databases".
Content: data and news on mergers & acquisitions, private equity, venture finance, ”private placements”, IPOs and more.
Search hint: find the information by "Browse" or by ”Build your Deals Search”. You have also access to reports on M&A activities within specific industries and countries.
League Tables are periodic rankings of M&A activity. They usually rank the largest deals and the firms involved in the deals
Thomson One Banker:
allows you to search on any number of criteria and create customized league tables based on your search results
Search hint: select e.g. Screening & Analysis > Deals & League Tables > M&A > Search Library
in this database you can find predefined league tables on M&A and you can make your own tables within "Volume and value tables", "Advisor league tables" and "Company league tables"