The chart below displays databases with financial information that BIS subscribes to annually. The chart provides the broad topics which are available within each database. To access the database desired, click on the database title to take you to the database. If you are off campus, you will be required to type your Illinois Net ID and password first for authentication.
Note: WRDS is available only to Gies College of Business.
|Database||Venture Capital/ Private Equity||Analyst Reports||Data Matching||Balance Sheet & Income Statement||M&A||Markets||IPOs/ Earning Estimates||SEC Filings/ Governance/ Audit|
|Capital IQ (GIES only)||✔||✔||✔Ticker
|Mergent Online||✔Via Investext||✔Ticker
(under Advanced Search > Private Companies)
|✔Private Companies only||✔||✔|
|SDC||✔New Issues||✔CUSIP- 6 Digit
(under New Issues module)
|Thomson One (use Internet Explorer) / Refinitiv||✔Private Equity||✔Ticker
✔NAIC (under Screening & Analysis)
|WRDS||✔CUSIP- 9 digit; if only have 6 digits, use NCUSIP (under Tools)
✔Linking Suite (CRSP-Compustat)
|✔US Equity Price (CRSP)
✔Options (US only)
✔13F (Thomson Reuters)
Mergers and Acquisitions
This resource provides comprehensive information on all announced, completed or pending transactions that involve a change of 5% or more in ownership. U.S. deals from 1979 to date, and non-U.S. deals from 1985 to date are covered. Supplies up to 1,400 data elements for each transaction.
This database is available for Business School Doctoral students and Faculty through Business Information Services. If one needs in-depth navigation assistance, please make an appointment with a BIS faculty member by emailing BIS@library.illinois.edu and specifying dates and times available to meet.
This resource has financial statements and stock prices for many equities as well as Mutual Funds. Some hedge fund data can be located in this database. For use, call or e-mail the Market Information Lab at BIF.
The Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) resource consists of many datasets in the areas of accounting, economics, and finance available in a web interface and can be downloaded into many formats, including SAS. WRDS acts as a subscription gateway or a shell to other subscription datasets. The data are maintained and supported by Wharton staff. The data modules
ISS (Institutional Shareholder Services)- provides executive compensation performance metrics, goals and payout structure. Includes peer data for benchmarking.
(Note: Some wording for databases borrowed from the Thomas J. Long Library at Berkeley and from Capital IQ.)
Captial IQ is a subsidiary of Standard & Poors. Its database of the same name contains company and industry news, including announcements of recent mergers, buybacks, and acquisitions that did not materialize. It also has annual reports and filings for several years and one can screen by type of filing.
Captial IQ is available in the Margolis Market Information Lab at BIF and through the Wharton Research Data System (WRDS).
Users can search by Company name or keyword in the top search bar.
Under advanced search options, found by clicking on the magnifying glass icon on the left hand side, you can search by term, geography, keyword, revenue, ownership, and more.