FactSet Mergerstat Review, 2019

May 2019 PDF

FactSet Mergerstat

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

The FactSet Mergerstat Review–U.S. Edition is the cornerstone of any mergers and acquisitions library. This must-have resource delivers comprehensive rosters, data and statistics on merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions that involve U.S. companies, including privately held, publicly traded and cross–border transactions, and also lists unit divestitures, management buyouts, and certain asset sales.

Each annual edition sources from FactSet Mergerstat's leading global mergers and acquisitions database, and expert analysts verify all the data. Use the Mergerstat Review to anchor your research and augment your M&A data.

BONUS: The 2019 edition now includes a PDF supplement, "Mergerstat Review Industry Analysis" that contains analysis originally featured in all editions prior to 2018. The supplement is delivered via a link after purchase. 

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  • Take advantage of new changes/additions in the current edition:
    • Historical updates for 20 years of M&A data
    • FactSet has retired the 50-category Mergerstat industry classifications in favor of its 20-category industry sectors
    • Foreign seller ownership roles are more clearly defined
    • Details the purchase price of transactions as the “transaction value” price rather than the base equity price. Transaction value includes the assumption of debt, when applicable
    • Includes four additional tables that focus on premiums paid over the targets' enterprise values

  • Utilize the comprehensive transaction roster organized by industry – never miss a major comparable transaction

  • Get insight into trends in prices, methods of payment, premiums and other critical factors in the M&A market - drill down in individual industries with transaction-level details

Table of Contents

List of Tables                                                                                                                                                                             
Summary of charts                                                                                                                                                               
Letter From the Editor                                                                                                                                                    


Part One: Statistical Analysis                                                                                                                                    

1.    Aggregate Merger and Acquisition Announcements                                                                           
2.    Composition of Aggregate Net Merger and Acquisition Announcements                                  
3.    Method of Payment                                                                                                                                            
4.    P/E Offered                                                                                                                                                            
5.    Premium Offered                                                                                                                                                 
6.    Divestitures                                                                                                                                                            
7.    Publicly Traded Sellers                                                                                                                                     
8.    Privately Owned Sellers                                                                                                                                   
9.    Foreign Sellers                                                                                                                                                      
10.  Aggressive Buyers                                                                                                                                               
11.  2018 Mergerstat® Financial Advisor Ranking                                                                                        
12.  2018 Mergerstat® Legal Advisor Ranking                                                                                                
13.  Termination Fees*                                                                                                                                              
14.  Private Equity Snapshot 2018                                                                                                                       

Part Two: Sector Analysis                                                                                                                                              

15.  Mergerstat® Sector Groups                                                                                                                             
16.  Sector Activity                                                                                                                                                       
17.  Sector Multiples                                                                                                                                                   
18.  Sector Premiums                                                                                                                                                 
19.  Sector Composition                                                                                                                                            
20.  Cross-Border Activity by Sector                                                                                                                   

Part Three: Geographical Analysis                                                                                                                        

21.  U.S. Sellers and Buyers by Region                                                                                                                
22.  Foreign Buyers                                                                                                                                                     
23.  Foreign Sellers                                                                                                                                                      

Part Four: Current Year Rosters                                                                                                                             

24.  Private Equity Transactions                                                                                                                           
25.  Completed/Pending Transactions with Pricing Disclosed                                                               
26.  Cancelled Transactions With Pricing Disclosed                                                                                    
27.  Transactions With Either Buyer or Seller Termination Fees Disclosed                                      
28.  Composition of Mergerstat® Review $1 Billion Club 2018
29. Top 100 Global Transactions                                                                                                                          

Part Five: Historical Review                                                                                                                                         

30.  20-Year Statistical Review                                                                                                                              
31.  Record Holders                                                                                                                                                     
32.  100 Largest Announcements in the Last 20 Years                                                                               
33.  Largest Announcements in the Last 20 Years by Sector                                                                    

Part Six Transactions by SIC                                                                                                                                          

34.  2018 List of Transactions by Seller SIC Code                                                                                         

Glossary of Terms                                                                                                                                                                 
Mergerstat® Sector Classifications


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