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Securities Data Company Worldwide Mergers & Acquisitions
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From January 1985 through current

Frequency of Update Daily
Tuesday through Saturday
Within 1 day of publication
8:00 AM EST
Publisher Securities Data Company
Data Format Full-text

Worldwide Mergers & Acquisitions

The Worldwide Mergers & Acquisitions database provides comprehensive coverage
of mergers and corporate transactions from every corner of the world. The
database covers mergers and acquisitions, stock swaps, recapitalizations,
bankruptcy liquidations, asset sales and divestitures, leveraged buyouts,
tender offers, spin and splitoffs, stake purchases, FDIC sales of failed
banks, rumored and seeking buyer transactions.

Coverage includes all corporate transactions involving at least 5% of the
ownership of a company where the transaction was valued at $1 million or
more (after 1992, deals of any value are covered) or where the value of
the transaction was undisclosed. Public and private transactions are

The database is updated on a daily basis from over 200 English and foreign
language news sources, SEC filings and their international counterparts,
trade publications, wires and proprietary surveys of investment banks and
other advisors. It includes a wide range of deal characteristics, including:

Target and acquirer profiles (industry, location, parent company information)
Deal terms (lock-ups, termination fees, acquisition techniques, percent acquired
Financial and legal advisor assignments and fees
Deal value and stock premiums
Synopsis and event history
Deal status
Financial information on target and acquirer
Investor group information

The information for each deal is presented on LexisNexis in three separate

    Comprehensive Transaction Report - target and acquirer profiles, and
       comprehensive summary of deal characteristics including acquisition
       techniques, defensive tactics, deal value, and transaction synopsis

    Complete Financials/Multiples Report (available only for deals where
       the target is a US public company) - five-year financials, growth
       rates and key financial ratios for the target; and a brief financial
       summary for acquirer

    Comprehensive Advisors/Fees Report - legal counsel of target and
       acquirer, and breakdown of financial advisor fees paid by target
       and acquirer, including fee assignment, type and amount

Each report follows a standard template. As soon as a new deal is announced,
the appropriate reports with preliminary information on the deal will be
added to the database. As more information about a deal becomes available,
report templates will be filled out. Since report contents may change on a
daily basis -- reflecting the very latest information gathered by Securities
Data Company -- the date of the latest update is clearly displayed at the
beginning of each report.

The three reports are linked so that all available information on each deal
is easily retrieved.  Search for deals over a specific dollar value or in a
particular industry Retrieve a list of Comprehensive Transaction Reports
that meet your criteria Link to the Complete Financials/Multiples Report
for financial details on the target company; or link to the Comprehensive
Advisors/Fees Report for the names of the legal counsel of both parties.

Regions of Coverage /Region of Coverage/United States
/Region of Coverage/International
/Region of Coverage/North America/United States
News & Business /Topics/Company Information
Publication Type /Source Type/Companies & Organizations/M&A Reports
Premier Date April 23, 1999