FactSet Mergerstat/BVR Control Premium Study


Rely on nearly 19 years of detailed transaction data in the FactSet Mergerstat /BVR Control Premium Study database. This robust online resource provides empirical support for quantifying control premiums, implied minority discounts, and public company valuation multiples.

Quickly and easily search 11,460+ transactions that detail up to 57 data points and up to five valuation multiples for each transaction. Most transactions are mergers and acquisitions with 100% shares acquired and include controlling takeovers and buyouts.  Learn more about the difference between the Control Premium Study online database and the Mergerstat Review annual book. Download our comparison chart.

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The most trustworthy source to calculate control premiums and implied minority discounts.


  • Rely on nearly 19 years of detailed transaction data that is updated quarterly with new transactions.

  • Minimize research time – this database is the most comprehensive and trusted source for control premiums and minority discounts

  • Easily search the database by SIC or NAICS codes, industry, financial performance ratios, sale details and other criteria and export the data directly into Microsoft Excel

  • Get a detailed transaction report with transaction details, premiums, discount, sale details, target financial data, and target pricing multiples

  • Defend your control premiums, minority discounts, and valuation multiples with absolute confidence – judges, lawyers, auditors and other leaders recognize the FactSet Mergerstat/BVR Control Premium Study as the top resource in the profession

  • Stay current - includes the quarterly PDF Control Premium Study data summaries (sent via email)