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Contributors Wanted: M&A & IPO Transaction Lists

The other day I published some lists of M&A and IPO transactions in the Software and Internet industries.  A reader made an excellent suggestion that I should turn those lists into Google Spreadsheets and then allow other people to contribute to and use the lists.  This is exactly what I have done and I am now inviting anyone else that would like to contribute updates/edits to the list to e-mail me (just click the "E-Mail Me" link on the left) and I will add you as a contributor to the list.  In return for becoming a contributor you will get several privileges:

  1. You will be able to update, edit, and expand the various transaction lists as you see fit.
  2. You will be able to use the transaction lists as you see fit.  This includes republishing them on your own blog or website, turning them into an RSS feed, and manipulating them via Google Spreadsheet's APIs. Go crazy, I don't care.
  3. Invite other people to contribute and collaborate with the rest of us.

To contribute you will need a Google ID, if you don't have one you can sign up here.

Hopefully we can harness the power of our collective efforts to provide some pretty useful transactions data that will be useful to a wide variety of people.  BTW, I reserve the right to kick out any "contributors" who are free loading and just trying to pick up good content for their site.

As an aside, it's interesting to think of how projects like this may dis-intermediate some of the data brokers that collect, collate and resell this data (such as Factset).  For example, in the financial services industry there are several services that re-sell transactions data to people.  Those folks had better hope projects like this don't take off!

June 27, 2007 in Internet, Software | Permalink


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