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SDC Platinum - Securities Data Company

Description: Provides detailed information on new issues, mergers and acquisitions, syndicated loans, private equity, and more for the global financial marketplace.

Some of the databases in SDC go back to the 1970s. However, it can typically be relied upon to provide comprehensive data for at least the past ten to fifteen years. The database is continuously updated, so you could find that a league table you downloaded a month ago using the same search strategy might come up with different results today. Also, due to the academic nature of HBS research, our subscription excludes data from the past month. For more information see Date Parameter Limitations.

Available in the Financial Databases Room.

What does this database offer?

  • New corporate issues (Global New Issues)
  • Mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures (Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • Proxy fights (Corporate Governance)
  • Venture capital (data is also available through Thomson ONE Banker.)
  • Interface with extensive filtering and reporting capabilities, as well as a variety of standard reports and league tables

SDC Databases not available at Baker Library
(Current HBS subscription does not include these)

  • U.S. and International Municipal New Issues
  • Municipal Refunding Candidates
  • Profiles of Municipal Issuers and Players in Municipal Markets
  • Project Finance

  • Poison Pills

  • Bankruptcies and Exchange Offers

  • Autex/BlockData

Basic Tips

Technical Troubleshooting

Additional Guidance

Vendor Database Support

Authorized Harvard students, faculty, and staff only may request vendor-provided help desk contact information for this database at the Stamps Reading Room Service Desk.

Content Type: Financial Markets Data

Subject: Corporate Debt, IPO, Joint Ventures, Mergers And Acquisitions, Private Equity, Venture Capital


  • Current HU faculty, students, and staff in Baker

Use of this database implies acceptance of our Copyright and Licensing Restrictions.

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