Transactions in the Mergr database serve as the connections between Companies, Investors, and Advisors. We seek to capture as much deal info as is publicly available - and look to add recent and historical activity.
Where to Access
You can quickly access the Transaction Search interface from the Mergr Dashboard, as well as the Menu tray.
There are several categories of criteria to help users filter and search transactions.
Transaction Criteria (blue below) - Search and filter M&A events based on deal-specific criteria (such as transaction type, size, and date).
Target Criteria (orange below) - Search transactions based on the target company involved.
Buyer Criteria (green below) - Search transactions based on type of buyer and where located.
Seller Criteria (red below) - Search transactions based on type of seller and where located.
Has Advisors (purple below) - Search transactions where there are financial or legal M&A advisors involved.
Press Releases (black below) - Keyword search transactions based on content in associated M&A press announcements.
1. Invest Situation
We categorize each transaction entered into the Mergr database by deal situation. If you're interested in a particular investment situation, such as Divestitures, Buyouts, or Add-on Acquisitions, select from the choices in the 'Invest Situation' dropdown.
2. Exit Situation
If there is a 'Seller' for a transaction, we also categorize the situation for the entity that may be exiting their investment. Example situations include Secondary Sale, IPO, Divestiture, Merger, and more. Select from the Exit Situation dropdown if you would like to segment transactions based on this criteria.
Add time conditions by selecting from the Year and Month dropdowns.
4. Deal Value
Filter for Deals based on size by selecting from the Deal Value dropdown.
The Keyword search field looks up target companies by their Mergr description. If you're trying to identify specific types of companies, the Keyword field can be helpful.
Use the Sector dropdown to filter Target companies by industry. Choose multiple sectors to broaden your set of search results.
Filter deals by a Target's City.
8. State / Province
Look-up and build lists of target companies by US State or Canadian Province. Select multiple options to expand your search.
Look-up and build lists of target companies by Country. You can select multiple options to expand your search.
Filter target companies by various Revenue ranges.
11. Buyer Type
You can isolate transactions by category of buyer. These include Private Equity Firms and Companies. For companies, you can further filter based on current ownership status.
12. Buyer Location
You can filter transactions by buyer location.
13. Seller Type
You can isolate transactions by category of seller. These include Private Equity Firms and Companies. For companies, you can further filter based on current ownership status.
14. Seller Location
You can filter transactions by seller location seller.
You can filter transactions based on if an M&A advisor (legal and/or financial) were involved.
16. Keyword Press Releases
We capture the contents of M&A press announcements. Use this field to filter transactions by keywords that appear in these announcements.
Transaction results are organized to quickly show details of the transaction itself, as well as the target, buyer, and/or seller involved - in one view.
Snapshot of the target company involved, including business description, sector, and location. If the target had M&A advisors involved, these will be listed below the target details.
Transaction details include date, transaction type, and deal value.
Buyer & Seller Details
Snapshot of both the acquirer/investor and/or seller. If the buyer or seller had M&A advisors involved, these will be listed below the buyer and seller details.
We do our best to capture the original source links as well as press announcements for transactions. Select 'Deal Article' to view the article inside Mergr, select 'Deal Link' to open the URL of the announcement.
There are a variety of ways to sort transactions. By default, results are sorted based on the transaction date, most recent transaction first.
Additional sort options include,
Target Name - A to Z
Target Name - Z to A
Deal Value - High to Low
For faster recall later - you can save your transaction searches.
Step 1: Select the 'Save Search' button at the top of the search results table.
Step 2: Enter a name for your search and select 'Save Search'.
Step 3: Saved searches appear on your Dashboard under 'Saved Searches'.
You can download your search results by selecting 'Download' at the top of the search results table.
Selecting 'Download' will export the first 250 results of your search via a CSV file. If your search contains more than 250 results, results beyond the first 250 records will not be included. Transaction fields available for export can be viewed and modified as needed by selecting the down arrow next to 'Download'.
Click here to view a list of available fields when exporting transactions.
Secondary Search Results
The transaction search results section contains a series of tabs in addition to the primary tab listing investor results.
The additional tabs include,
These tabs are dynamic and connected to the investor results in the primary tab.
After generating a list of transactions, if you wish to view the associated PE investors involved in the transactions, select the 'PE Investors' secondary tab.
After generating a list of transactions, if you wish to view the associated company investors involved in the transactions, select the 'Company Investors' secondary tab.
After generating a list of transactions, if you wish to view the associated M&A advisors involved in the transactions, select the 'Advisors' secondary tab.