Merger and acquisition activity is breaking records-there are more transactions every year and the size of the transactions is constantly going up as well. However, a merger, acquisition, or divestiture deal is only as good as the information on which it is based. This guide details how and where M&A experts go online to compile lists of companies that are in the market to buy or sell, find the prices paid for similar businesses, and identify the legal issues that may surface in a given purchase or sale. Business researchers will find sources for hard-to-find information on companies that may be privately held, subsidiaries of another company, or based outside of the United States. Thirteen super searchers from widely varying backgrounds contributed their best sources so this book will be extremely helpful to researchers in virtually any field of mergers and acquisitions.