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Deal data

Need to locate information on mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and other venture capital deals?

The enquiry team at the ICAEW Library & Information Service can provide ICAEW members, ACA students and Business and Finance Professionals with deal data using the Zephyr database from Bureau Van Dijk. This database holds details of over 1.2 million deals and rumours, updated hourly with information on new M&A, IPO, private equity and venture capital deals.

To make a request for a report please fill in the form below or contact the enquiry team at library@icaew.com with your requirements.

Report contents

Summary reports offer a basic outline of the deals retrieved by the searches we run on your behalf, providing information on:

  • Target
  • Acquiror
  • Vendor
  • Deal type
  • Deal status
  • Date completed
  • Deal value


Summary reports are provided free of charge. Charges may apply if you require us to investigate the detail behind an individual deal.


We aim to supply reports within 24 hours during the working week. Reports will be delivered by email in excel format.

We will use all the data you supply to run a search of the Zephyr database on your behalf.

Our searches look at deals involving target companies in the industry sector and country specified (if required you can change the options to add/remove acquirer, target and vendor companies). You can also choose to filter the search by time period to narrow the number of deals retrieved.

You can specify the size of stake involved. If you do not opt to specify a minimum stake we will set a minimum stake of 51% to exclude those deals which involve very small shareholdings.

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Using your personal information

The protection of personal privacy is an important concern to ICAEW. Any personal data collected will be treated in accordance with current data protection legislation.

We will use your personal data to deliver and administer the services that you have requested.

For information about how we use your data please view our privacy policy.