Buy-side M&A, gathering data for private companies

Hey guys!

Currently studying and preparing myself to pursue a career in IB. Studying on the technicals and what not. Anyway, if say you're doing analysis for buy-side M&A looking for candidates for acquisition, and the companies are private and information is not available: Say you can't find it in trade journals, industry reports, equity research, etc. -

Do investment banks reach out to management to ask for financial information. How do they go about this? Sell-side M&A is relatively straightforward, management will provide info to the IBs to help sell their company, it's in their interest. But what about buy-side M&A? Thanks

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Nov 5, 2017

Biriyo Neru, sorry there are no responses yet. Maybe one of these topics can point you in the right direction:

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I hope those threads give you a bit more insight.

Nov 5, 2017