Business and financial information for U.S. and international companies. SEC filings (real-time and archived to 1993) for NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ exchange companies. Select private company reports available.
Example: I need to locate a list of publicly-traded women's apparel companies.
Search for Lululemon and then click "Business" to obtain its primary NAICs code- 448120
On the Opening screen, go to the Classification search
Click the circle for Primary NAICS
Type 448120 into the box
Optional: Use the pull-down menu to choose the country of your acquisition target
On the results screen, click the heading for Active/Inactive so the active companies will appear at the top of the list.
The Bloomberg terminals will help you identify potential companies to acquire.
Search for a company that belongs to the industry category that interests you
Type in the code CCB (Company Classification Browser) and wait for the term to autocomplete.
Companies in that industry will be listed and their market capitalization and revenue will be listed.