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Mergers & Acquisitions   Tags: acquisitions, deals, mergers  

This guide identifies major sources in the merger and acquisition industry including deal statistics, journals and databases, and general industry news and websites.
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Dictionary of Terms

  • Merger & Acquisitions: definition
    This InvestorsEdge.Com dictionary covers terms used in mergers and acquisitions, from terms such as Absorbed and Black Knight through Poison Pill to Zombie.

Snapshot of the Merger & Acquisition Industry

  • Mergers & Acquisitions (Wikipedia)
    Wikipedia is a good starting point for a brief orientation to the topic. Defines many aspects of the industry and provides a list of many major mergers & acquisitions.

Merger & Acquisition (M&A) Filings

The merger & acquisition industry is regulated by the U.S. Securties & Exchange Commission (SEC). The forms that are required to be filed are described in the links below.

  • SEC Mergers
    Contains information on the Securities & Exchange (SEC) disclosure rules. It provides a description of many of the common M&A SEC filings related to mergers, such as forms S-4, 14D9 and 14D6.
  • Guide to SEC Filings
    This guide by ThomsonReuters gives good descriptions of the various Securities and Exchange (SEC) filings required by the government for mergers and acquisitions.
  • Edgar
    Search by company name for SEC filings related to mergers, such as forms S-4, 14D9,14D6, and 8-K, from 1993 to present.

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