Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Online Resources
All M&A deal-makers need some extra help, so these resources, advisors, and private equity firms may come in handy.
M&A groups, associations, and networking organizations
M&A, as with most industries, has some networking and professional associations. If you’re thinking about pursuing a career in M&A, acquaint yourself with the following groups:
M&A virtual data rooms
M&A deal-makers today utilize online data rooms for due diligence. Here are few of the commonly used rooms:
The following sections help you satisfy your nose for news. The first section lists some good sources of M&A-specific news, while the second provides some sources for more-general business news.
A deal-maker needs suitable counsel from lawyers and accountants. Some firms that focus on M&A transactions, especially for the middle market and lower middle market, include the following:
Accounting and auditing
Private equity firms
Private equity is one of the usual suspects when it comes to finding a Buyer for a company. The United States alone has hundreds of private equity firms. Here are just a few of them.
Agencies that regulate mergers & acquisitions
An M&A advisor should be registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc (FINRA). The Securities Investors Protection Corporation (SIPC) is a federally mandated entity charged with protecting investors from fraud, so you should be familiar with it as well.
Online business references
A few good sources for business information include the following. These sites don’t necessarily focus on M&A, but they provide great information and research tools for M&A-related work nonetheless.