With DealScan it's easy to set parameters and search for deals, then generate reports for further analysis – whether you need detailed deal profiles, market overviews or industry studies.
Sources of the Data
Most of the borrowers listed in the data products are publicly held companies, which are required to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington, D.C. Data from privately held companies are available to a limited degree. If the company is private but has public debt securities traded, the company must file.
The remaining portion of the deals comes from direct research from banks where LPC may initially obtain partial or unconfirmed information. The loan data are confirmed by appropriate officials and are run through stringent editing tests before they are entered into the database. This data confirmation process, however, is not to be confused with LPC’s gathering of data from private portfolios of banks.
If LPC is unable to confirm or complete the loan information it has gathered, the data are flagged as unconfirmed or partial. Users can choose to screen confirmed, complete, and/or partial data. The majority of the data 70% comes directly from commitment letters or actual credit agreements. The information is gathered from the SEC from the following financial filings: 13-Ds, 14-Ds, 13-Es, 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, and Registration Statements (S-series filings).
DealScan is available in our Dataroom, which is to be found in room 2.48 at the House of Finance. If you would like to use it, please set up an appointment with Mrs. Rach-Emma - do not forget to leave your e-mail address and phone number. Current availability of the dataroom can be checked here.