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* Disclaimer. I am not a finance professional. Most posts are the result of personal findings.

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SDC Mergers & acquisitions: a League table

This cook book shows how to create a League table. Keep in mind that SDC offers many more possibilities and options.

1. Starting:
Setting target nations: US target + Non-US target

> Set the date range: 2000 - 2008 >

Search Items Screen: search for "target nation"

3. Search for the Netherlands

4. Next search for sector

5. Search sector telecommunications

Press OK
6. Search items: Deal value (millions

Close and Execute
7. Creating a League table

Search Financial Advisors:

Press OK > and save somewhere

Ignore the next screen and press Execute

Result: league table financial advisors, ranked by value

You can save the result (top bar left, save as....) as either Excel (*.xls) or Text (*.txt)

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