Thursday, March 21, 2013

Digging the Deal Pipeline

The Goodson Law Library is pleased to offer campus-wide access to The Deal Pipeline, a source for news about recent corporate deals and transactions around the world. Current University students, faculty and staff may access the site with a NetID and password.

The Deal Pipeline provides valuable news and insight about private companies, which can be elusive compared to the more accessible information about publicly-traded companies in their required government filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The site includes data back to 1989; the latest news stories can be searched or browsed by topic of deal, date, industry, deal amount, and global region. Available topics include bankruptcy, initial public offerings, mergers & acquisitions, private equity, technology, and venture capital. There are also options to browse a Company Finder or a People Finder.

For additional Duke resources containing corporate news and information about deals, visit the Databases by Subject page at the Fuqua School of Business's Ford Library. The list explains any usage limitations; for example, recommended investment database Thomson One requires the use of the Internet Explorer browser, while venture capital resource VentureXPert must be used on-site at the Ford Library on special workstations.

For more help with business and company research, be sure to Ask a Librarian.