Answered By: Business Information Services
Last Updated: Apr 22, 2020     Views: 2051

SDC Platinum is a suite of databases produced by Thomson Reuters. It is used for event studies or time-series observations, mainly for strategy, but also for organizational studies. Illinois has access to following databases in the suite and their time coverage:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • US Targets, 1979-last 30 days of the current year
    • International Targets, 1985-last 30 days of the current year
  • Joint Ventures and Alliances
    • 1988-last 30 days of the current year
  • New Issues
    • U.S. Domestic Public Offer, 1970 to present.
    • International (Euro & International Markets), 1983 to present.
    • Asian Pacific Domestic, 1991 to present

SDC is available for UIUC current students and faculty to use for academic purposes on extensive time-series research through Business Information Services; appointment to use it is required. Make sure to bring a flash drive for downloading. (NOTE: Please break down large data sets into smaller chunks. Otherwise the download will time out. Start by choosing a 5 year window and a few industries.)

To inquire further please contact: bis@library.illinois.edu

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