This month we are highlighting an excellent database which focuses on mergers and acquisitions – Zephyr. It contains information on M&A, IPO, private equity and venture capital deals & rumours. It’s updated hourly, so you’ll always get the latest information!
We’ve made a short screencast to show you how you can search Zephyr.
You can access FAME in two ways:-
- Go to iFind and search for Zephyr
- Follow links from the online Library Guides, where you’ll also find guides to using Zephyr
If you need any help using Zephyr please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or come to see us in the library.
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Following on from the videos with business leaders we blogged about last week, there is another great collection of videos on the Vlearn website. They are curating web content and state their purpose as:
We consolidate the best content on the web and develop our own original content to help inspire tomorrows leaders and entrepreneurs to take the baton and help deliver a cleaner, fairer, more efficient global economy for all
They have categories for Marketing, Finance, Economics, Entrepreneurship and many more. Videos include Christine Lagarde, Paul Krugman, Bill Gates and many more big names. You can also use the search box (top right) to search by keyword or name.
Swansea University now has access to the FAME database (Financial Analysis Made Easy).
FAME gives access to financial & company information on 7 million UK & Irish companies. You can use it to research individual companies, search for companies with specific profiles and for analysis.
What information does FAME contain?
- Company financials, in detailed format, with up to 10 years of history
- Financial strength indicators
- Directors and contacts
- Original filings/images as filed at Companies House and the Companies Registration Office in Ireland
- Stock data for listed companies
- Detailed corporate structures and the corporate family
- Shareholders and subsidiaries
- Market research
- Adverse filings
- Business and company-related news
- M&A deals and rumours
If you are on campus you can access FAME at: http://www.fame.bvdep.com/ip
Off-campus you can access the database at: http://fame.bvdep.com/athens (you will need your Personal Athens username and password).
A 2-page FAME user guide can be downloaded from http://www.swansea.ac.uk/lis/HelpAndGuides/database_guides/
Look out for our training sessions … coming soon!
Emerald Group Publishing Limited is making a range of educational podcasts freely available for a limited period. The podcasts cover a range of subjects, including Accounting and Finance, Human Resources Management, Marketing and Logistics, and more. They are available now for download at: http://info.emeraldinsight.com/learning/podcasts/index.htm
The podcasts have been specially written by David Pollitt, Information and
Research Officer at the University of Bradford’s European Briefing Unit. David Pollit has also edited various journals on Strategic Management, Human Resource Management and Training.