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SDC: Global New Issues Database

What can I find in the Global New Issues database in SDC Platinum?
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Detailed Description of SDC's Global New Issues Database 

  • U.S. Domestic Public Offerings
  • U.S. Domestic Issues in Registration and Issues Withdrawn from Registration
  • U.S. Domestic Shelf Registration (Rule 415 Filings)
  • U.S. Domestic Private Placements
  • International
  • Asian Pacific Domestic
  • Australian/New Zealand Domestic
  • Canada
  • Continental European
  • Indian & Subcontinent
  • Japanese Domestic
  • Korean Domestic
  • Latin American Domestic
  • United Kingdom
  • Rest Of The World
  • Medium-Term Note Programs
  • Syndicated Loans

U.S. DOMESTIC PUBLIC OFFERINGS

  • Date Range: 1970 to present
  • Geography: United States
  • Updates: Daily
  • Sources: SEC filings, prospectuses, news sources, wires, and daily surveys of underwriters and other corporate finance contacts
  • Transactions: 106,000+
  • Inclusion Criteria: All issues of equity, corporate debt, and taxable municipal debt that are firmly underwritten in the United States. To be included in the database, debt securities must have a maturity of at least one year.
  • The database is divided into seven sub-databases based upon security type: common stock (includes IPOs and secondary offerings), non-convertible debt, convertible debt, non-convertible preferred stock, convertible preferred stock, mortgage and asset-backed debt, taxable municipal debt. Currently best efforts offerings are not covered.
  • Over 800 data elements including the following: offering terms, ratings and use of proceeds, book and co-managers, law firms, auditors and trustees, fee and expenses, issuer profile (industry, location, financial information), and filing information
  • Data offered by type of security:
    • For Debt: coupon, maturity, offer price, yield, net interest cost, spread over treasury, high-yield indicator, put, call, and sinking fund provisions, credit enhancements, guarantor type, conversion terms
    • For Equity: Primary and secondary shares offered, offer price, shares outstanding, dilution and over-allotments, relevant aftermarket pricing, dividends and yield, breakdown of expenses from Part II of prospectus

Sample Applications
What are the ten most recent healthcare IPOs? Which debt deals had a floating rate coupon linked to the U.S. Federal Funds Rate? As an underwriter, what is your relative market share of IPO activity in the Northeast? What has been the volume of issuance of asset-backed deals backed by credit card receivables over the last five years? What is the distribution of new issues along the yield curve? Which IPOs came to market at, above, or below original price range?

U.S. DOMESTIC ISSUES IN REGISTRATION AND ISSUES WITHDRAWN FROM REGISTRATION

  • Date Range: Current issues in registration; for withdrawn issues 1984 to present
  • Geography: United States
  • Updates: Daily
  • Sources: SEC filings and amendments, survey of investment banks, news wires and various publications
  • Transactions: Varies based upon current filing volume; 2385 withdrawn issues
  • Inclusion Criteria: All non-shelf filings of debt and equity currently in registration and withdrawn from registration with the SEC, which will be firmly underwritten. Includes debt, common, and preferred registrations that have been postponed and all S-4 filings (since 1992). Once priced, issues are moved to the appropriate SDC database. Issues withdrawn from registration are moved to the Withdrawn Issues database.
  • Over 300 data elements including the following: Issuer profile (e.g., industry, location, financial information), filing date and terms (U.S. and global amount filed, high/low file price, shares filed, exchange listings), expected pricing date, registration fees and expenses, underwriter, legal counsel and contact information, expense breakdown from Part II of prospectus, and full amendment history. For withdrawn issues: original and amended filing terms and managers.

Sample Applications
What has been the average filing price for U.S. pharmaceutical companies coming to market? Which companies are expected to issue high-yield debt in the United States next quarter? What other issues will be coming to market during the week you're expecting to launch an issue? How has the size of an issue changed during its registration?

U.S. DOMESTIC SHELF REGISTRATION (RULE 415 FILINGS)

  • Date Range: May 1, 1982 to present
  • Geography: United States
  • Updates: Daily
  • Sources: SEC filings and amendments, EDGAR, news wires and industry publications
  • Transactions: 8,600+
  • Inclusion Criteria: All registrations of debt, common stock, and preferred stock filed under SEC Rule 415.
  • Over 300 data elements including the following: Amount filed, sold and remaining on shelf, issuer information (e.g. industry, location), ratings, named managers, law firm, universal shelf indicator, open or closed indicator

Sample Applications
Which companies have active shelves with less than $20 million remaining? Which industries take advantage of the shelf process most?

U.S. DOMESTIC PRIVATE PLACEMENTS

  • Date Range: 1981 to present
  • Geography: United States
  • Updates: Semi-annually
  • Sources: Surveys of placement agents and financial news sources
  • Transactions: 35,500+
  • Inclusion Criteria: All issues of equity and corporate debt placed privately with U.S. investors by private-placement agents. To be included in the database, debt securities must have a maturity of at least one year.
  • The database is divided into five sub-databases based upon security type: Common, Non-convertible Debt (includes mortgage and asset-backed debt), Convertible Debt, Non-convertible Preferred Stock, Convertible Preferred Stock.
  • Over 100 data elements including the following: Issuer information (e.g., industry, location), placement agent/advisor, offering terms (N/A on all transactions), security type and amount offered, registration rights and self funding indicators, plain vanilla, high-yield, ESOP, acquisition, lease-related indicators

Sample Applications
Which agents placed the largest volume of U.S. private high-yield debt? How is a U.S. private placement deal typically structured? Which industry is the most active in the U.S. private placement market?

INTERNATIONAL

  • Date Range: 1983 to present
  • Geography: Euro and international markets
  • Updates: Daily
  • Sources: Prospectuses, offering circulars, news sources, and wires
  • Transactions: 43,500+
  • Inclusion Criteria: Includes public and private offerings of equity and debt sold in the Euromarket. Also includes foreign market issues (e.g., Matadors, Samurai, Bulldog bonds).
  • Database is divided into four sub-databases based upon security type: Common Stock, Non-convertible Debt (includes mortgage and asset-backed issues), Convertible Debt, Preferred Stock (includes convertibles).
  • Over 500 data elements including the following: Issuer information (e.g., industry, location), managers and fees, amount and currency of offer, type of security, governing law, listings
    • For Debt issues: Coupon, maturity, offer price, yield, spread over treasury, put, call, and sinking fund provisions, guarantor type, enhancements and conversion terms
    • For Equity issues: Primary and secondary shares offered, over-allotments, IPO indicator, common stock dividend and yield

Sample Applications
Which are the most popular currencies for the issuance of Eurobonds? How many offerings by French companies were managed by foreign underwriters? Which U.S. companies have issued dollar denominated bonds outside of the United States?

ASIAN PACIFIC DOMESTIC

  • Date Range: 1991 to present
  • Geography: Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines
  • Updates: Every two weeks
  • Sources: More than 200 English & foreign language news sources, trade publications, wires, foreign stock exchange filings, and proprietary surveys of investment banks and other advisors
  • Transactions: 3,000+
  • Inclusion Criteria: all public and private issuance of equity and debt listed and sold domestically (debt information is not available for Hong Kong, Philippines, and Taiwan)
  • Over 200 data elements including the following: Issuer information (e.g., industry, location), offering terms (amount, maturity, coupon, price), shares offered, underwriters, fees

Sample Applications
Who has been the leading underwriter of Hong Kong rights issues? What is the average number of years to maturity in the Singapore debt market? Which sector has been most active in the Indonesian debt market?

AUSTRALIAN/NEW ZEALAND DOMESTIC

  • Date Range: 1991 to present
  • Geography: Australia, New Zealand, and Papua, New Guinea
  • Updates: Monthly
  • Sources: The Australian Stock Exchange, ASC filings, prospectuses, news sources and financial publications, and proprietary surveys of investment banks and other advisors
  • Transactions: 3,500+
  • Inclusion Criteria: All public and private equity issues listed and sold domestically. New floats (IPOs), rights offers, and placements are included. All transactions regardless of the type of underwriter/advisor are included.
  • Over 250 data elements including the following: Issuer information (e.g. industry, location, financial information), shares offered domestically and globally, offering price, select aftermarket pricing and premium details, underwriting fees and issue expenses, unit offering details, underwriters, advisors, brokers, and legal counsel, use of proceeds, actual and forecasted financials (IPOs only)

Sample Applications
How has the average underwriting fee varied in Australia according to the industry sector? How has the level of underwriting in New Zealand compared with the total volume of issuance? Which underwriter has maintained the strongest presence in the mining industry over the past five years? How has an issuer's forecasted financials compared with actual reported information?

CANADA

  • Date Range: 1986 to present
  • Geography: Canada
  • Updates: Daily
  • Sources: Research provided by the Financial Post Information Group of Canada, a leading publisher of Canadian financial information
  • Transactions: 16,000+ public deals
  • Inclusion Criteria: Issuance of equity, corporate debt, and taxable municipal debt that are firmly underwritten and offered publicly or privately in the Canadian market, including preliminary and withdrawn issues
  • Over 100 data elements including the following: Issuer information (industry, location), underwriters, auditors, and fees, amount offered, listings, type of security
    • For Debt issues: Maturity coupon, offer price and yield
    • For Equity issues: Shares offered, offer price, IPO indicator, preferred dividend

Sample Applications
Which Canadian mining companies have completed IPOs on the Toronto stock exchange? Which local Canadian agents have experience in placing equity issues privately?

CONTINENTAL EUROPEAN

  • Date Range: 1991 to present
  • Geography: Most major continental European nations including the following: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland
  • Updates: Every two weeks
  • Sources: Over 200 English and foreign language news sources, trade publications, wires, foreign stock exchange filings, and proprietary surveys of investment banks and other advisors
  • Transactions: 16,500+
  • Inclusion Criteria: All public and private issuance of equity and debt listed and sold domestically
  • Over 200 data elements including the following: Issuer information (industry, location), offering terms (amount, maturity, coupon, price), shares offered, underwriters, fees

Sample Applications
Which German manufacturers have been the largest issuers in the European market? Which underwriter has the largest share of the French equity market?

INDIAN & SUBCONTINENT

  • Date Range: 1990 to present
  • Geography: India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka
  • Update: Six times per year
  • Sources: Indian domestic offering circulars, news sources, and wires
  • Transactions: 5,200+
  • Inclusion Criteria: Domestic firmly underwritten public equity issues offered in the Indian subcontinent's markets
  • Over 400 data elements including the following: Issuer information (industry, location), offering terms (amount, shares, price), share breakdown categories, advisors and fees

Sample Applications
What has been the largest Indian domestic equity transaction in the past five years? Who is the leading underwriter of IPOs in the Indian and Pakistani domestic markets? What has been the average underwriting commission earned for an equity offering in the Indian domestic market?

JAPANESE DOMESTIC

  • Date Range: 1977 to present (bonds), 1991 to present (equities)
  • Geography: Japan
  • Updates: Daily
  • Sources: Research provided by DealWatch, a Tokyo-based product of the TGM (Thomson Global Markets), MOF Filings, Stock Exchanges and JSDA (Japan Securities Dealers Association) filings, and prospectus.
  • Transactions: 7,550+
  • Over 600 data elements including the following: Issuer information, offering terms (amount, maturity, coupon, price, etc.), underwriters, ratings, spread, and fees, financial Data of IPO companies
    • For Debt Issues: Domestic corporate non-convertible and convertible bond issues offered in the Japanese market
    • For Equity Issues: IPO and primary offers in the Japanese market

Sample Applications
What percent of the market is controlled by the top five underwriters? Which IPO deal recorded the biggest transaction value?

KOREAN DOMESTIC

  • Date Range: 1994 to present
  • Geography: Korea
  • Updates: Monthly
  • Sources: Research provided by the Korea Investors Service, a leading provider of credit ratings, financial information research, and publications in Korea
  • Transactions: 11,300+
  • Inclusion Criteria: All public corporate bond issues listed and sold domestically
  • Over 250 data elements including the following: Issuer profile (industry, location, major shareholders), offering terms (amount, price, maturity), underwriting fee and issue expenses, conversion price and float spread information, use of proceeds, underwriter, trustee, and guarantor. Complete financial coverage, both current and at time of deal.

Sample Applications
Who is the most frequent issuer of Korean domestic debt? Who are the top rated credit quality issuers in Korea? How has an issuer performed financially over the last twelve months? How competitive is your fee structure as compared with similar transactions in the industry? What is the total volume of guaranteed bonds in Korea this year?

LATIN AMERICAN DOMESTIC

  • Date Range: 1991 to present
  • Geography: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
  • Updates: Monthly
  • Sources: Directly from the Comisiones National de Valores (SEC equivalents), Bolsas (local stock exchanges and local underwriters)
  • Transactions: 10,600+
  • Inclusion Criteria: All public issues of equity and debt by Latin American issuers that are listed and sold domestically. Includes agents and direct offerings.
  • Over 200 data elements including the following: Issuer information (industry, location), underwriters, amount and currency of offer, marketplace listings
    • For Debt issues: Coupon, maturity, offer price, yields, guarantor type, conversion terms, serial bond indicator
    • For Equity issues: Shares offered domestically and globally, type of security

Sample Applications
Which Latin American telecommunication companies have completed direct offerings? Which placement agents have experience in Columbia? Which Latin American market has seen the most activity in the last three years?

UNITED KINGDOM

  • Date Range: 1989 to present
  • Geography: United Kingdom
  • Updates: Daily
  • Sources: LSE filings, news sources, and surveys of underwriters and brokers
  • Transactions: 3,000+
  • Inclusion Criteria: All equity and convertible offerings in the U.K. domestic markets including rights issues, institutional placings, vendor placings, offers of sale, subscription offers
  • Over 500 data elements including the following: Issuer information, deal timetable, deal terms (discount to last price, theoretical ex-rights price [TERP], discount to TERP, acceptance level and weighting), advisors and fees, ownership of insiders and 3 percent holders, financials in U.S. dollars and pounds sterling, aftermarket pricing

Sample Applications
What is the average take-up for rights offerings? Who is the leading broker for floatations in the U.K.? Which U.K. companies with turnover of £300 million or more have completed offerings for sale in the last year?

REST OF THE WORLD

  • Date Range: 1984 to present
  • Geography: Worldwide - Rest of the World database may contain duplicate transactions for new marketplaces (e.g., Australia, Asia Pacific, and Continental Europe). Please refer to the country-specific database for detailed information. Should definitely be included for a search on issues from China.
  • Updates: Daily
  • Sources: Prospectuses, offering circulars, news sources, and news wires
  • Transactions: 250+
  • Inclusion Criteria: Domestic equity transactions not currently tracked in any of SDC's other domestic new issues databases (e.g., China's transactions)

Global New Issues - Select Other Product(s)

MEDIUM-TERM NOTE PROGRAMS

  • Date Range: 1982 to present
  • Geography: Worldwide
  • Updates: Daily
  • Sources: Proprietary surveys of investment banks and other advisors, prospectuses, and SEC filings and amendments
  • Transactions: 4,000+
  • Inclusion Criteria: All continuously offered medium-term note programs in the U.S., Euro, and global marketplaces
  • Over 200 data elements including the following: Issuer information (industry, location), advisors, agents, trustees, law firms and auditors, program terms (amount, security types, ratings, multi-currency, Rule 415), maturity ranges, gross spreads and fees, minimum and maximum offering prices

Sample Applications
What is your firm's market share of existing global MTN programs? Which U.S. firms have multi-currency options in their programs? What is the average number of first-term issuers of MTN programs each year?

SYNDICATED LOANS

  • Date Range: 1995 to present
  • Geography: Worldwide
  • Updates: Daily
  • Sources: SEC filings, news sources, wires, and surveys of loan syndication contacts
  • Transactions: 32,500+
  • Inclusion Criteria: All corporate syndicated lending worldwide (includes bilateral loans)
  • Over 300 data elements including the following: Borrower profile (industry, location, financial information), deal structure, amount, currency, maturity, agents, agent roles, lenders, pricings, interest information and fees, covenant details, use of proceeds, SEC filing information, guarantors, ratings

Sample Applications
Which loans are about to mature? How have a particular industry's loans been priced? Which banks have been most active across asset classes? What were the most recent loans in the media sector? What is the total size of the corporate lending market worldwide?

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