Finding information

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  • #52281
    Mohammad Manzouri
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    Finding any information on M&A deals has proven to be difficult. Whilst there are some websites I have come across that appear to provide limited information for a fee or subscription, I was unable to find any useful termsheets, timelines, legal records etc for any M&A deal. This is not only helpful for assignments, but very useful for learning strategies and lessons learned from previous deals. Does anyone know where we can find such information?

    #52643
    Liwei Wang
    Participant

    It is normally difficult to find out the information expect public case studies because M&A is always highly confidential. I would suggest you try to get those information from the paid websites. Also would like to recommend a book “Mergers and Acquisitions for Dummies” – which included the standard templates. I found it was very helpful for me when I first touched M&A.

    #52683
    Mohammad Manzouri
    Participant

    Thanks for the tip Liwei. I agree with you that the paid websites are possibly the best way to go. I will take a look into that book you recommended. Cheers

    #52816
    Greg Jessup
    Participant

    I agree. It is very hard to find information on it. I read the M&A book for Dummies as well. Was helpful. I was tasked with putting together a playbook and I found it very difficult to find references on how to produce one. Alot of trial and error. The Kellogg school of business at Northwestern has week long executive program. Heard that is good.

    #52838
    Marina Barbir
    Participant

    I use MergerMarket which is quite helpful although the financial data requires some more digging (either through the internet or via connections to sell-side advisors). I have started building my own data base for transactions based on that info.

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