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Wharton Research Data Services Announces Addition of Thomson Reuters SDC and KPI Datasets—Brings New Debt, Equity, and Merger Info to Researchers

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, announces the addition of three new Thomson Reuters datasets to its platform; SDC New Issues, I/B/E/S Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and SDC Mergers & Acquisitions data. A part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, WRDS provides global corporations, universities and regulatory agencies the thought leadership, data access and insights needed to accelerate impact.

SDC New Issues includes debt capital markets (DCM) and equity capital markets (ECM) transaction data going back to the 1970’s and 1980’s respectively. The data sets include common stock offerings (IPOs, secondary offerings, and Rule 144a stock offerings), convertible debt and preferred stocks. It offers over 100 data elements including offering terms, ratings, use of proceeds, book and co-manager, legal counsel, auditor, trustees, fees and expenses, issuer profile information, and more.

SDC Mergers & Acquisitions data tracks over 150 elements including target and acquirer profile information, deal terms and legal advisors. The database has over 1 million global M&A deals as far back as the 1970’s.

I/B/E/S KPI evaluates businesses and their likely performance in the medium and long term. KPIs evaluate trends and inform of portfolio allocation changes for numerous industries including Airlines, Banking, Energy, Insurance, and Pharmaceuticals. They offer quantifiable measurements that reflect critical success factors.

“WRDS is very pleased to add three important Thomson Reuters datasets to our current offering,” said Robert Zarazowski, Managing Director of WRDS. “With these additions, WRDS offers a total of 13 Thomson Reuters datasets to our subscribers, providing unparalleled insight and a wide array of uses for our researchers.”

"Thomson Reuters ongoing partnership with WRDS highlights our commitment to the academic community,” said Marika Vilen, global head of partners, Thomson Reuters. “These sets can be a powerful tool for researchers; offering data that is broad in content and historically extensive.”

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of news and information for professional markets. Our customers rely on us to deliver the intelligence, technology and expertise they need to find trusted answers. The business has operated in more than 100 countries for more than 100 years. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is the award-winning research platform and business intelligence tool for over 49,000 corporate, academic, government and nonprofit users at 400+ institutions in 30+ countries. WRDS provides the user with one location to access over 200 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Accounting, Banking, Economics, ESG, Finance, Healthcare, Insurance, Marketing, and Statistics. Flexible data delivery options include a powerful web query method that reduces research time, the WRDS Cloud for executing research and strategy development, and the WRDS client server using PCSAS, Matlab, Python and R. Our Analytics team, doctoral-level support and rigorous data review and validation give clients the confidence to tailor research within complex databases and create a wide range of reliable data models.

From partnerships with data vendors to our own tools, including the WRDS SEC Analytics Suite and Event Study by WRDS, Wharton Research Data Services is the global gold standard in data management and research, all backed by the credibility and leadership of the Wharton School.

Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The Wharton School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 participants in executive education programs annually and a powerful alumni network of 95,000 graduates.