Wharton Research Data Services Adds S&P Capital IQ Transaction Data to its Platform – Bringing Extensive Coverage of M&A, Private Equity, and Capital Market Transactions

Apr 25, 2016 / 02:00 PM
Philadelphia, PA

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic, and government institutions worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of S&P Capital IQ Transaction to its data offerings. A part of the University of Pennsylvania, WRDS is trusted by leading universities around the world for thought leadership, data access, and insights that accelerate impactful research and enhance learning.

S&P Capital IQ Transaction offers detailed information and analysis of all corporate entity transactions. The data allows researchers to follow deal lifecycles from a number of useful angles, including status features, conditions, buyer and seller names, and more.

Coverage includes global private and public companies, investment firms, educational institutions, foundations, trade associations, and government institutions, including:

  • 630,000+ M&A deals
  • 300,000+ private placements
  • 21,000+ bankruptcies
  • 280,000+ public offerings

“WRDS is pleased to offer S&P Capital IQ Transaction M&A to our users,” said Robert Zarazowski, Managing Director of WRDS. “In an increasingly dynamic and global business world, this dataset gives our subscribers important information to support their research, and it’s a terrific addition to the other S&P Capital IQ data WRDS currently hosts.”

Andy Halula, Vice President of Client Development at S&P Capital IQ, noted, “By adding our Transaction data to the WRDS platform, WRDS is empowering its clients to seamlessly gather important insights and information about tens of thousands of deals across the globe. We are genuinely pleased to be expanding our existing collaboration with WRDS. We applaud WRDS’ continuous efforts to reach academic and corporate researchers with cutting edge work.”

Learn more about the many S&P Capital IQ datasets on WRDS.

About WRDS

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is the award-winning research platform and business intelligence tool for over 40,000 corporate, academic, government, and nonprofit clients at over 400 institutions in 33 countries. WRDS provides the user with one location to access over 200 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance, ESG, and Statistics. Flexible data delivery options include a powerful web query method that reduces research time, the WRDS Cloud for executing research and strategy development, and the WRDS client server using PCSAS, Matlab, Python and R. Our Analytics team, doctoral-level support, and rigorous data review and validation give clients the confidence to tailor research within complex databases and create a wide range of reliable data models.

From partnerships with data vendors to our own tools, including the WRDS SEC Analytics Suite and Event Study by WRDS, Wharton Research Data Services is the global gold standard in data management and research, all backed by the credibility and leadership of the Wharton School.

About the Wharton School

Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The Wharton School has 5,000 undergraduateMBAexecutive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 participants in executive education programs annually and a powerful alumni network of 94,000 graduates.

About S&P Global Market Intelligence

S&P Global Market Intelligence, formerly S&P Capital IQ and SNL Financial, is a division of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE:MHFI). The firm is a leading provider of financial and industry data, research, news and analytics to investment professionals, government agencies, corporations, and universities worldwide. S&P Global Market Intelligence integrates news, comprehensive market and sector-specific data and analytics into a variety of tools to help track performance, generate alpha, identify investment ideas, understand competitive and industry dynamics, perform valuation and assess credit risk.


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