Merger and Acquisition Transaction Data
The following guide provides sources for public and private company 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 free online.
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. Transaction data is available in print, CD-ROM, and
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 percent of the selling companies being
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 20,000 transactions in 779 SIC codes and 891 NAICS codes, with over
100 fields of financial and transactional details. Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search private company
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 public company sales transactions
by SIC Code, NAICS Code, or business description for comparable business sale transaction data.
BVR's Industry Transaction & Profile
Publications include an industry profile, five-year financial analysis, pricing rules of thumb, and actual deal
data from sales transactions for specific industries, with industries covered including veterinary practices, auto
dealerships, quick and full serve restaurants, and day care centers. Table of contents containing additional descriptive
information and identifying data sources can be viewed free online.
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.
Factset Mergerstat® Review
Annual publication analyzes mergers and acquisitions, corporate divestitures, and management buy-outs involving
publicly-traded, privately-held, and foreign companies, with data provided—including target company pricing multiples,
acquisition premiums offered, and methods of payment—broken down by industry. Annual subscription includes access
to monthly review updates; introduction, detailed table of contents, and selected excerpts from the annual print
publication and a sample monthly update report are available free online.
Factset Mergerstat® / BVR Control Premium
Online database analyzes mergers and acquisitions, controlling takeovers, and corporate buy-outs involving controlling
interests in publicly-traded companies, with data provided—including control premiums, implied minority discounts,
and target company pricing multiples—searchable by industry, revenue, deal size, and other selected criteria. Annual
subscription includes access to quarterly control premium study reports; sample advanced search results summary,
transaction report, and quarterly study report are available online.
Financial Post Crosbie: Mergers & Acquisitions in Canada
InfoMart, a division of Post Media, Inc.
Subscription service provides transaction detail for mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures involving Canadian
companies, with transaction information searchable by industry, deal type, deal value, vendor, acquirer, and target.
Four types of transactions are included (e.g., foreign target, divestiture, publicly-traded, and privately owner)
with minimum requirements for inclusion including at least 10 percent of a company's equity and a purchase price
of at least $5 million. Contact publisher for additional information on subscription options.
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