The Advanced Search allows you to
specify a wide range of textual and financial criteria to be searched for.
These criteria are textual or
numeric information within the data stored on companies. Multiple criteria can
be set, combined with AND or OR, for even greater refinement in searches.
You may choose from eight different
categories of information from which to build criteria for your specific
Select Target Universe:
Check-off the company databases to be searched.
Select from any of the available Mergent
US Company Universe: Active
publicly traded US companies
US Company Archive: Public
US companies that have merged, were acquired or went bankrupt since 1995.
International Universe: Non-US
publicly traded companies
International Archive: Public
Non-US companies that have merged, were acquired or went bankrupt since 1995.
Private Company Database: Private
company reports from the Dun & Bradstreet Private Company Database.
To Build Search
the databases you wish to search by setting the check box in front of their
The five available databases contain data for active and inactive US and International companies, and Private companies.
you have selected the databases you wish to search within, Select Data
Categories by choosing one of the
you have chosen a specific category of information, select a data point of
interest by clicking the (+) icon next to it.
This will populate the area below with each data point you choose and
more specific options available for that particular data point.
you click on a data point, you will notice that this data point and further
specifications particular to it will appear in a row below the options box.
§ If you have clicked a
data point incorrectly, simply click on the X on the left of the criteria box.
§ If you have chosen the
correct data point, be certain to offer further specifications to better narrow
Note: Select a category from the list above for a specific break down of the options available to you for each data point.
you build the criteria for your search, pay attention to the numbers generating
within each data point box. This is
Mergent Onlines projection for the number of results available for each
additional data point. As your search
becomes more specific, the number will naturally become smaller. Note: Even if you build a search with multiple data
points, you do not have to start over if you wish to perform your search from
any earlier data criterion which may return higher results. At the right of each data point box is a view link. Click this link to view your results at each
stage of your criteria building process.
Note: The number
generation tool may take some time to populate. You may either choose to wait
for it or view the results before this estimate number generates.
ready, choose the view button
to start the search for companies satisfying the criteria specified.
This will take you to the Search Results page.