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Transaction search interface explained
Transaction search interface explained
Mini guide on all options for searching transactions
Updated over a week ago

The Transaction Search interface is divided into three sections. 

The first row of the Transaction Search interface (highlighted in Blue below) allows you to search deals by transaction-specific characteristics including Deal Type, Date, and Value.

The second row (highlighted in Red) allows you to focus your search based on the characteristics of the Target Companies involved.

The final section (highlighted in Yellow below) allows you to add conditions for who the Buyer (or Seller) is, as well as whether an Advisor worked on the deal.

Here is an explanation of each criteria.

1. Invest Situation

We categorize each transaction entered into the database by type. 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, etc. Select from the Exit Situation dropdown if you would like to segment transactions based on this criteria.

3. Year/Month

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.

Note: Most deals do not have deal values and so selecting from the Deal Value dropdown may significantly reduce your list size. We can only add deal values if they have been publicly disclosed.

5. Keyword

Filter Deals based on Target Company descriptions using the Keyword text field.

6. Sector

Filter Deals based on Target Company sectors by selecting from the Sector dropdown.

7. 8. and 9. City / State / Country

Filter Deals based on location with the City, State, and Country fields.

9. Revenue

Filter target companies by various revenue ranges.

Note: Most companies do not have revenue figures so use this filter selectively. Revenue figures are those entered at the time of the deal.

10. and 11. Buyer Type and Seller Type

Filter Deals based on who the Acquirer and/or Sellers are. For example, selecting Private Equity Firm within Buyer Type will limit transactions to those where the investor is a Private Equity Firm.

12. Advisors

If you're interest is identifying transactions where an M&A Advisor was used - you can add this condition here.

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