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Corporate Strategy Course - Project Resources

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Capital IQ
Data on M&A transactions, public and private companies, investment firms, and people. Provides sophisticated retrieval and personalization tools to create numerous reports. Sign up for a personal account here.

Thomson ONE
Includes M&A transactions screening and league tables.

FactSet 
A comprehensive platform used to screen M&A transactions, analyze financial data from global equity and fixed income markets, and public and private companies. Please see More Info page for instructions.

Company Profiles

Hoover's Online
Covers public, private, and international companies. Includes overviews, major industry trends, and resources.

D&B Global Business Browser
A range of public and private company and industry information worldwide. Includes company profiles (with strategy and recent developments), news, business and trade articles, industry intelligence, and financial data. Strong U.S. coverage.

Orbis
A global database containing information on millions of companies, including private entities.  Most U.S. private company data is sourced from Dun & Bradstreet. 

International Directory of Company Histories
Histories include company development and background; merger and acquisition history; impact of sales and marketing campaigns; effectiveness of executive leadership; expansions and strategies; labor/management actions; stock exchanges, ticker symbols, and industries; and principal subsidiaries, divisions, operating units, and competitors. Information is sourced from publicly accessible data as well as materials supplied by the companies themselves.

Also: Capital IQThomson ONE and FactSet

Fast Answer: Where can I find information on small and/or private companies?
 

Company Financials

Bloomberg
Current and historical financial information on individual equities, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, and futures for both international and domestic markets. Also provides company profiles and financial statements, analysts' forecasts, news on worldwide financial markets, and audio and video interviews and presentations by key players in business and finance.

Compustat
​Compustat (United States) and Global Vantage (international) contain fundamental financial and price data for active and inactive publicly traded companies. Compustat goes back annually to 1950, and Global Vantage goes back to 1993. It is available through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). Individual accounts required. 

Capital IQ
Data on M&A transactions, public and private companies, investment firms, and people. Provides sophisticated retrieval and personalization tools to create numerous reports. Sign up for a personal account here.

FactSet 
A comprehensive platform used to screen M&A transactions, analyze financial data from global equity and fixed income markets, and public and private companies. Please see More Info page for instructions.

News & Analysis

Factiva 
Good source for company and industry news.

ThomsonONE
Investment analyst reports discussing strategy, positioning, outlook of companies.

HBS Cases
Check to see if there are HBS cases written on the company. 

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