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BA 497: Business Policy, Strategy, and Ethics (Jean-Denis): Acquisition Targets
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You can use Mergent Online to search for companies by industry category (specifically six digit NAICs codes). The easiest way to locate the correct code is to search for a company in Mergent and then click the link for "Business" to see the NAICS code for that company.
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.