Answered By: Emilie Codega
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2015     Views: 754

Mergers & Acquisitions: deal attitude
How can I find deals with specific attitudes, such as hostile?


Thomson ONE

  1. Click on the Deals & League Tables.  Under M&A, click on Advanced Search.
  2. On the Item List tab, click on Deal Info and then on Deal Attitude(Code). 
  3. Select desired type(s), e.g., Friendly, Hostile, and add them to the search box. 
  4. Click on OK to continue.
  5. Add any additional criteria and then click on Execute.
  6. Use the Open/Create box to select and view reports.  Click Execute again to process the report.

Capital IQ

  1. Go the the Screening tab, select Transactions.
  2. Under M&A Details select Deal Attitude.    
  3. Select desired attitude and click Add Criteria.
  4. Add additional criteria, if desired.
  5. Click View Results.


  1. From the Database Selection window Mergers & Acquisitions tab, select U.S. Targets and/or Non-U.S. Target, and click OK.
  2. Select a preset or custom date and click OK.
  3. From the Deal tab, scroll down and double-click on Deal Attitude.
  4. Select desired type(s) and click OK.
  5. Click Close and continue with the rest of the search.