Mergerstat Review Premiums and Discounts data provides an important indicator of premiums and discounts for M&A transactions. This database offers Premiums and Discounts segregated by 25 industries and includes data for the past five years.
Mergerstat data comes from FactSet’s Mergerstat database. FactSet’s Mergerstat tracks formal transfers of ownership of at least 5% of a company’s common equity. Open market stock purchases, new equity investments, private placements, new joint ventures, asset swaps, and real property are not recorded. Mergerstat records transactions as they are announced, not as they are completed. Unless otherwise noted, all Merger & Acquisition statistics contained in Mergerstat’s database reflect completed or pending transactions, as of the end of the applicable period. To determine whether the transactions meet the Mergerstat requirements, the research analysts conduct company interviews and consult company press releases, source documents, SEC filings, company website information, and other various sources of corporate financial disclosure.