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MMPA: Integrated Case Competitions Guide

A research guide to support the industry and valuation research associated with the MMPA Integrated Case Competitions


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Type the company's name or ticker symbol in the top search box (look for the blinking blue cursor) to locate your company.  Bloomberg will auto-suggest matches as you type.  Almost all companies will be listed under 'Securities'. 

Use the menu to drill down to various kinds of information about a company.  These may include:

  • DE: Descriptive company information
    • Click on the 'More...' at the end of the brief description to link to the full Hoover's profile
  • CN: News about the company
    • Use the yellow search-box to search for stories referencing a specific keyword
    • Use the filters above the headlines - 'Sources', 'All Dates', 'Language', 'Time' - to filter your search results
  • FA: Statement and ratio data, together with specialized ESG (environmental, social and governance) data
  • BRC:  Investment research reports that can be downloaded as PDFs
  • BICO: in-depth company profiles available from Bloomberg's Business Intelligence analysts
    • Only large companies are covered by BI

To find mergers & acquisitions involving a company

  • Type MA in the top search bar
  • Enter the company name in the yellow search box; all transactions involving the company will appear
    • To remove join ventures, buy-backs or spin-offs from the deal list, un-select the 'Other' box.
    • To remove private equity or venture capital investments from the deal list, un-select the 'Investments box.
    • To limit results to deals involving a company solely as an acquirer or as a target, select the red 'Edit Search' button and select the criteria listed under 'Selected Search Criteria' to make the appropriate changes.  Additional filters for date, deal status, deal size, premium, deal multiple, can also be applied here.