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Corporate finance and M&A research

The most comprehensive source of deal data combined with robust company information for more efficient corporate finance research.

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Comprehensive intelligence on deals, companies and comparables is vital to help you get the full picture. Our databases are acclaimed for their coverage of companies and deals - complete with historical detail, comparables, multiples and original documents.

  • Find company information - quickly and accurately
    Our company reports include detailed activity information, financials, deal histories, corporate structures and numerous search options so you can easily find comparable companies.
  • Find comparable deals - quickly and accurately
    Our deal database, Zephyr, has more deals added to it every year than any other product, so it’s perfect for finding comparable deals, even in niche markets.
  • Fast, streamlined solutions
    We link our company and deal data to streamline your research. Our integral analysis options give you instant and flexible peer reports for benchmarking.
     

Orbis, our global database, has information on around 300 million companies and offers:

  • Numerous search options so you can identify target companies quickly and accurately 
  • Standardized financials so you can analyze and compare companies globally
  • Extensive corporate structures so you can assess the complete group – or take the financial stability of the parent into account 
  • Mergers and acquisitions information on deals and rumours from our Zephyr database

M&A Research Catalyst delivers clear and easy-to-interpret reports created specifically for M&A research. It combines Orbis' information on companies, comparable deals and valuations with an interface to help you identify targets or acquirers and value companies.

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We’re here to help you work more efficiently 

Our solutions help 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.

Monitor your portfolio and find new opportunities

Using M&A Research Catalyst you can see your portfolio in tailored dashboards, allowing you to get alerts on rumours and deals, identify appropriate acquisition targets or acquirers and research and compare potential companies of interest. By combining the largest source of company and deal data together in one interface, you will be better able to understand market and competitor data.

We provide transparency

With data on around 300 million companies across the globe, we’re the most reliable source for corporate finance research. Our M&A research teams in both the UK and Asia speak over 30 languages to get the news on the ground, but all deal information is translated into English and standardized for your easy consumption. We also have a team of journalists bringing you up-to-date insight on the latest deals and rumours.

 

 

 

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Assess and review companies more effectively

  • Automate and centralize your research
  • Compare and benchmark companies across industries and borders
  • Understand opportunities and risk across a corporate group 
  • Monitor companies for change and automatically trigger reviews
  • Work on one platform to view internal data and external insight, and create analyses and workflows
  • Customize to your own investment appetite and environment
  • Interpret data quickly using a range of dashboards and graphs
 

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