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Merger and Acquisition Transaction Data


The following guide provides sources for public and private company sales transaction data for a wide range of industries. Each entry below includes the name of the source or publisher, a brief description of the resource and its primary features, and notes any information that is available free online.


Select from the following resources:

BIZCOMPS® Studies - Small Business Sales Transaction Database

Annual study provides sales transaction data for over 12,000 companies sold over the last ten years, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million. Information provided in the study includes asking price, sales price, annual revenue, seller's discretionary earnings, percentage down, payment terms, inventory value, furniture, fixtures, and equipment value, rent as a percentage of revenue, geographic location, and number of days on market. User guide is available free online.


Pratt's Stats® - Private Company Transaction Database

Subscription database provides detailed transaction data for over 26,000 private companies sold for prices ranging from under $1 million to over $17 billion, with information provided for each company including seller description, selling price and terms, valuation multiples, income statement, balance sheet, and financial ratios. Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search for transactions by SIC and NAICS codes, business description, and other selected criteria; sample reports are available online.


IBA Market Data

Subscription service provides sales transaction data for over 37,000 sales of closely-held companies in over 800 industries, with data provided for each transaction including SIC/NAICS codes, business description, asking price, sales date, sales price, annual sales, discretionary earnings (i.e., earnings before owners' compensation, interest expense, and income taxes expense), owners' compensation, price/sales multiple, price/discretionary earnings multiple, state, and U.S. Census geographic region.


DoneDeals® Database

Online service provides transaction details for almost 7,000 private and public mid-market companies sold for purchase prices between $1 million and $250 million, with 50 percent being under $10 million. Data provided for each sales transaction includes asking price, sales price, annual sales, annual net income, EBITDA, seller discretionary earnings, total assets, stockholders' equity, and price multiples (e.g., price/revenue, net income, seller discretionary earnings, total assets, and stockholders' equity).


Public Stats™ - Public Company Transaction Database

Subscription service provides sales transaction data for over 3,800 public companies sold for prices ranging from under $1 million to over $70 billion, with information provided for each sales transaction including seller description, selling price and terms, valuation multiples, income statement, balance sheet, and financial ratios. Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search for transactions by SIC and NAICS codes, business description, and other selected criteria; sample reports are available online.


Factset Mergerstat® Review

Annual publication analyzes mergers and acquisitions, corporate divestitures, and management buy- outs involving ownership interests in public, private, and foreign companies, with information provided by industry sector including target company pricing multiples (e.g., P/E, TIC/EBIT, and TIC/ EBITDA), control premiums offered, and methods of payment. Subscription includes the annual print edition of this publication and the monthly review which provides updates on the latest deal activity and trends.


Factset Mergerstat® / BVR Control Premium Study

Online searchable database provides transaction detail on mergers and acquisitions, private equity deals, and corporate takeovers and buy-outs involving controlling interests in public companies, with data provided—including target company pricing multiples, control premiums, and implied minority discounts—searchable by industry, annual revenue, earnings, deal size, and other selected criteria. Subscription includes quarterly control premium study reports; sample reports are available online.


Financial Post Mergers & Acquisitions in Canada

Subscription service provides transaction detail for mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures involving Canadian companies, with transaction information searchable by industry, vendor, acquirer, target, deal type, and deal value. Four types of M&A transactions are included in the database (e.g., foreign target, divestiture, publicly traded, and privately owned) with minimum criteria for inclusion including a transfer of least 10 percent of a company's equity and/or a purchase price of at least C$5 million.



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