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MMPA 2025-24M Integrated Case Competition

Research Guide for MMPA Case Competitions


1. Use the 'Deals' tab on the top navigation bar to research a specific deal. 

If the 'Deals' tab is not already visible, you can load it by typing '@MAD' in the main FactSet search box.  

3. The Deals tab includes two sub-tabs:
  • Deals: which covers rumoured, pending and closed transactions
    • This is the default tab
  • Simulator: which analyzes hypothetical deals between two companies that you specify (see below)
4. Search for a specific deal by typing either the target or acquirer - or both -  in the upper left-hand search box.  A list of relevant transactions will be generated.  The company listed first in a transaction listing is the acquirer company.  Select the desired transaction and a snapshot report of the deal will be loaded.

FactSet's Deals: using the tab and searching for a specific deal



FactSet offers in-depth coverage of deals involving companies incorporated in the US or traded on US exchangesDeals involving Canadian companies may receive less coverage.  Deal reports involving privately-held entities may also have limited information because of reduced disclosure requirements.


Once a deal snapshot report is loaded, click on the '+/- Edit Deal Snapshot' option above the snapshot report to customize your report with additional information.


Click through each tab to see all the information available for each tab.  Key tabs for valuation research include:

  • Participants: information about target and acquirer and associated parent companies
  • Financials: includes valuation multiples and key statement items
  • Post Merger: revenue exposure and supply chain overlap
  • Related Deals: competing bids, associated transactions, PE exit/entry deals, etc.
  • Documents: filings, transcripts and press releases associated with the deal
  • Provisions: deal provisions and deal protections (for U.S. deals only)
3. In each tab, use the red pin icon to add individual tile information to your report.
4.   To add all available information from all tabs for an individual deal, select the 'Pin all Tiles to Report' option at the bottom of the window.

FactSet's Deals: options for customizing a snapshop deal report

 Deal snapshot reports can be downloaded in PDF format only.


This sub-tab allows you to analyze

1. Click on the 'Simulator' sub-tab to analyze a hypothetical merger between two companies you specify.
2. In the left-hand search box, enter the acquirer company of the deal you wish to model. In the right-hand search box, enter the target company of interest.
3. This will generate reports on revenue exposure, supply chain overlap, and geographic overlap.

FactSet's Simulator: how to analyze a hypothetical merger