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Getting Started with SDC Platinum: Home

About SDC Platinum

SDC Platinum features historical data on new issues, M&A, syndicated loans, project finance, poison pills, and more.

Yale University Library subscription includes access to the following content:

  • Global New Issues Databases - International coverage on new public offerings. Coverage from 1970+ and varies
  • M&A - 900,000+ domestic and international transactions from 1979+ - M&A data is also available on WRDS. 
  • Corporate Governance -  Poison Pills and Proxy Fight Data
  • Corporate Restructurings -  Bankruptcy data from 1980+
  • VentureXpert - Official Database of the National Venture Capital Association with coverage from 1969+
  • Global Public Finance - International coverage of new municipal issues and project finance. 

There is a 30-day embargo on data. 

Accessing SDC Platinum

SDC Platinum is available in the following locations:

  • Designated business database workstations in the Marx Science and Social Science Library. For assistance locating these computers, visit the information desk.  Login details are available at the terminal. 
  • PhD candidates at the School of Management Students can access SDC Platinum on three computers located in the PhD Lab in Evans Hall. 

Remote access options:

  • SDC Platinum is available on the Statlab hosted computing environment (Yale Library Apps). 
  • SDC Platinum M&A data is available on WRDS. More information about WRDS at Yale is available on the Getting Started with WRDS guide.
  • Yale University faculty can request installation on a university-owned office computer. 

For more information about these options, please contact the business and management librarians at Marx Library. 

Using SDC Platinum

For help getting started SDC Platinum, new users can:

SDC Help Guides & Documentation

Have business research questions? Ask us!

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