Answered By: Samantha Kannegiser
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2019     Views: 303

Berkeley Library has upgraded from Lexis Nexis Academic database to Nexis Uni.

You can research a company's mergers and acquisitions using Berkeley College's library databases. Some helpful databases to start with are:

In these databases, you can enter the name of a company into the search box and then look for company's history or mergers & acquisitions. 


Here is a sample search done in each of the above mentioned databases. I am searching Verizon Communications, which is the result of a merger between Bell Atlantic and GTE. Verizon Communications has since acquired other companies.

In Mergent Online:

  • Go to the Library tab in your Canvas course.
  • Click on the "A to Z Databases" button.
  • Click on "M" in the alphabet and find the link to "Mergent Online".
  • Click on the database name to open it in a new window.
  • Enter your company name in the search bar and click “Search”.  Let’s search for Verizon Communications.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Select company from the results list to pull up the company profile. Click on History to see a company's mergers and acquisitions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


In Business Insights: Global:

  • Go to the Library tab in your Canvas course.
  • Click on the "A to Z Databases" button.
  • Click on "B" in the alphabet and find the link to "Business Insights: Global".
  • Click on the database name to open it in a new window.
  • Enter your company name in the search bar and click “Search”.  Search for Verizon Communications.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Choose company from results list. In company profile, click on Company Histories. From there, click on the article you want to read for your company's history. Mergers and acquisitions will be written about in addition to other history. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


In Nexis Uni:

  • Go to the Library tab in your Canvas course.
  • Click on the "A to Z Databases" button.
  • Click on "N" in the alphabet and find the link to "Nexis Uni".
  • Click on the Menu and choose Company Dossier.
  • Enter your company name in the search bar and click “Go”.  Search for Verizon Communications.

 

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  • Click on the correct company from the results list. This will pull up the company report. In the left sidebar, click on Mergers & Acquisitions to view reports under this heading.

 

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