Zephyr is the most comprehensive database of deal information - and it's updated hourly. Zephyr is one of a range of solutions we offer for corporate finance research. 

Zephyr contains information on M&A, IPO, private equity and venture capital deals and rumours and has: 

  • Unrivalled coverage – more details are being added to Zephyr than similar deal databases
  • Bespoke editorial – our team of journalists brings you its views on the latest rumours
  • End user designed access – Zephyr has an access designed for desktop access based on typical end user queries
  • Translated intelligence – all deal information is translated into English. Zephyr’s UK-based researchers speak over 45 languages. An Asian-based team sources and translates Asian deals
  • Integrated financials – Zephyr includes financial summaries and structures on companies involved in deals. it also has links to the detailed financial data on BvD’s company information products
  • Flexible alerts – intelligent alerts can track deals for you sending you bulletins on deals you need keep up to date on
  • League tables – you can use our wizards to create them quickly or tailored options to create your own more sophisticated versions.
  • Additional sources including EBAN - the European Business Angel Network submits deals funded by business angels and seed funds for inclusion in Zephyr.

How it helps you

Zephyr is easy to use and helps you navigate deal data quickly and easily – whether you're new to deal information or an expert researcher.

  • Search by hundreds of criteria – including multiples
  • Do a detailed analysis on a set of deals
  • Refer to original sources using our library of images
  • Illustrate financials with our easy-to create graphs
  • Monitor deals using our alert system
  • Edit Zephyr's deal information with your own knowledge and content
  • Create your own league tables – you can use our wizards to create them quickly or tailored options to create your own more sophisticated versions.

Zephyr data is used to create reports on our M&A portal. This site brings together M&A research and news from a variety of reputable sources.

Zephyr also feeds deal data into other Bureau van Dijk solutions including our new M&A Research Catalyst.


We've won numerous awards for the quality of our M&A data. The 2016 awards are currently under embargo - but here are some from previous years: 

  • M&A research firm of the year - M&A Awards Corporate Livewire - 2015
  • Best M&A Data Publisher 2015 - Acquisition International M&A Awards
  • Intelligence Publisher of the year 2015 - Acquisition International M&A Awards
  • Business Intelligence Publisher of the Year 2014 - Acquisition International M&A Awards
  • Business Intelligence Publishers Firm of the Year - UK at the Finance Monthly M&A Awards 2014 & 2015
  • UK M&A Solutions provider of the year - ACQ5 Global Awards 2014 & 2015


The coverage on Zephyr increases daily.
Zephyr currently has information on close to 1.6 million deals and rumours with over 100,000 being added annually.

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