SDC Platinum

Detailed datasets on new issues, mergers and acquisitions, syndicated loans, private equity, and more for the global financial marketplace.

SDC Platinum subscription includes these 7 datasets:

Corporate Governance (historical and ongoing coverage of 8,700+ U.S., Canadian, and Japanese poison pill plans, 590+ U.S. proxy fights for corporate control, and 13,600+ U.S. repurchase programs)

Corporate Restructurings (historical and ongoing coverage of 3,000+ U.S. exchange offers and debt tenders, and more than 3,700 U.S. bankruptcies)

Global New Issues (historical and ongoing coverage of 119,000+ global equity offerings and 550,000 global bond offerings)

Global Public Finance (historical and ongoing coverage of 418,000+ U.S. municipal new issues and thousands of Canadian and international public financings)

Mergers & Acquisitions (covers 672,000+ global M&As, 1985-present)

Securities Trading

VentureXpert: Official Database of the National Venture Capital Association

Some datasets go back to the 1970s; comprehensive data for the past 10-15 years is most typical. Due to UCLA's academic use license, data from the most recent 30 days are embargoed.


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Anderson log-in required. 

Access from Rosenfeld Library, E2.14 Training Lab, all desktops; not accessible remotely.

Access during non-holiday weekdays from 6AM-3PM Pacific Time is limited to one user.

HELP: SDC Platinum Quick Reference Guide and SDC Platinum User's Handbook.

Database Usage

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