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 listed 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
Select from the following resources:
BIZCOMPS® Small Business Sales Transaction Database
Database includes over 12,000 small business sales with 20 searchable fields of information in each record.
Primary focus is on small businesses priced at less than $1 million. Available in print, CD-ROM, or online
IBA Market Database
Online database contains sales transaction data for over 35,000 sales of closely held businesses in more
than 780 SIC codes, with data provided including price/revenue and price/earnings multiples.
Done Deals Online
Online database contains transaction details for more than 7,200 private and public mid-market companies
sold for purchase prices between $1 million and $1 billion, with approximately 79% of the selling companies
being privately owned.
Pratt's Stats® Database
Online database provides comparable sale information on private company sales ranging in deal price from
under $1 million to over $16.6 billion. Includes over 12,000 transactions in 730 SIC codes and 870 NAICS
codes, with up to up to 88 fields of financial and transactional details. Free "Visitor Search" allows
users to search sales transactions by SIC Code, NAICS Code, or business description for comparable business
sale transaction data.
Public Stats™ Database
Online database provides comparable sales information on public company sales ranging in deal price from
under $2 million to $114 billion. Includes over 2,300 transactions in 390 SIC Codes and 450 NAICS Codes,
with up to 64 fields of financial and transactional data. Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search
sales transactions by SIC Code, NAICS Code, or business description for comparable business sale transaction
ValuSource Mid-Market Comps
Database contains almost 7,000 comparable sales for private and public mid-market companies over the prior
10 years. Business sale price ranges from $1 million to $250 million, with 50% being under $10 million.
Financial Post Crosbie: Mergers & Acquisitions in
Crosbie & Company, Inc.
Quarterly report on Canadian M&A activity includes summary data, major transactions, and commentary on
market conditions. Available free online.
Factset Mergerstat Review
Publication analyzes mergers and acquisitions involving public, private, and foreign companies, with data
provided—including valuation multiples, acquisition premiums offered, and payment terms—broken down by
industry. Purchase price includes annual print publication and monthly review updates. Table of contents
from annual print publication and sample monthly update report can be viewed free online.
Factset Mergerstat / BVR Control
Premium Study (Online Database)
Online database analyzes mergers and acquisitions involving controlling interests in publicly-traded companies,
with data provided—including control premiums, implied minority discounts, and valuation multiples—searchable
by industry, revenue or deal size, and other criteria. Subscription includes access to quarterly control
premium study report; sample quarterly report and transaction data can be viewed free online.
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