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SDC Platinum has its own Windows-based extraction software. It can be accessed from any workstation within the Kellogg NT network by faculty, staff and students with a valid Kellogg netid and password. See access instructions below.


SDC Platinum is a collection of databases with information on financial transactions. Kellogg subscribes to the following databases:

  • US and Non US Mergers & Acquisitions: U.S. Targets (1979 to present), Non U.S. targets (1985 to present); Joint Ventures / Alliances (1988 to present), repurchases (1994 to present)

  • Global New Issues: Domestic and International new issues. U.S. initial public offerings (IPOs), Asian Pacific domestic, Australian and New Zealand domestic, Continental European domestic, Indian domestic, Japanese domestic, Latin American domestic, United Kingdom domestic, and Rest of the World domestic. Medium-term Notes Programs and Underwritten Calls

  • Venture Capital (VentureXpert): Industry resources (funds, firms, portfolio companies, individuals); Industry Statistics -- Fund (commitments, performance, statistics) and Company (Investment/Disbursement, IPOs, Mergers and Acquisitions). Most of the databases have information from 1970 to present, some start in 1969.

  • Corporate Restructuring: Full detail bankruptcies (1988 to present), limited detail bankruptcies (1980 through 1990).

SDC Platinum is a product of Thomson Financial.

Vendor information

Thomson Financial
Client services
195 Broadway
New York, NY 10007

For support, check the documentation and frequently asked questions in the SDC Platinum support site:

SDC Platinum Product Support
Support phone numbers: (888) 989-8373
(646) 822-3600

Accessing SDC Platinum

To access SDC Platinum, users must be logged on at the Kellogg domain, and their netid must belong to either either the Kellogg faculty, student or staff. Detailed instructions and documentation are online and require user authentication:

Other sources of IPO related data

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