The New York Public Library Hosts Workshop on Global Mergers & Acquisitions Resource

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Bureau van Dijk Presents Resource for Finding Deals and Rumors and Identifying Trends

Lisa Wright, Director of Bureau van Dijk (BvD)’s Zephyr Merger and Acquisition (M&A) database, will be in NYC at the New York Public Library (NYPL)’s Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) on August 10th to conduct a workshop on the availability of deal data in different scenarios around the world, and how this information can be used to analyze deals, rumors and trends.

In this session, Wright will demonstrate the functionality of the Zephyr database as well as some of the interesting ways the resource’s information can be leveraged in your work:

  •     The first portion of this workshop will look at deals on a global level and how the information provided by the database can be affected by a company’s legal status.
  •     The second portion will demonstrate how you can analyze the different types of M&A data available within Zephyr, which allows users to create pitchbooks, identify capital flow, identify M&A trends, monitor M&A activity, and stay informed about how companies use shareholders’ money.

The workshop will be held Friday, August 10th from 11:30am to 12:30pm EST at NYPL’s SIBL on 188 Madison Avenue at 34th Street.

More deals are added to Zephyr on an annual basis than any other resource. It contains comprehensive information on M&A, IPO, Private Equity and Venture Capital deals and rumors.

For more information on Zephyr, please visit:

About Zephyr
Zephyr is an information solution containing M&A, IPO and venture capital deals and rumours with links to detailed financial company information. Zephyr covers various deal types including M&A activity, IPOs, joint ventures and private equity deals. It’s published by Bureau van Dijk (BvD). The deals on Zephyr are linked to the company financials and peer reports on BvD's product range, which includes Orbis, Amadeus and Fame, for company valuation and benchmarking.

Zephyr contains information on over 970,000 deals. Approximately 75,000 deals are added each year depending on levels of deal activity. Zephyr has no minimum deal value. All deal information is translated into English. Zephyr's UK-based researchers speak over 35 languages and use native language and English sources in their deal enquiries.

About Bureau van Dijk
Bureau van Dijk (BvD) is one of the world’s leading publishers of business and company information. The company has 33 offices worldwide. BvD is best known for its range of international company information products that combines multiple high-quality data sources with flexible software to allow users to manipulate data for research, marketing intelligence and analysis. Products include Orbis, Zephyr, Amadeus, Bankscope, Mint, Osiris and many others.

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About The New York Public Library
The New York Public Library is a free provider of education and information for the people of New York and beyond, operating 90 libraries—including research and branch libraries—throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. The Library system offers free materials, computer access, classes, exhibitions, programming and more to everyone from toddlers to scholars, and has seen record numbers of attendance and circulation in recent years, with more than 18 million visits in Fiscal Year 2012. The New York Public Library also serves millions more around the globe online through its website at, and its extensive social media presence.

About SIBL
The Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) is a premier public business library with comprehensive print materials, e-resources, and services for start-ups and established businesses seeking expansion, and for job seekers from entry to executive levels. Library staff provides roving assistance and consultations, and advisory services are offered on-site by experienced business owners, career coaches, and a financial specialist.

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