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UCL now has access to Orbis, Orbis M&A and BankFocus

By Sarah Gilmore, on 8 December 2022

UCL students and staff now have access to Orbis, Orbis M&A and BankFocus from Bureau van Dijk / Moody’s

Orbis: Bureau van Dijk ’s global database with information on over 450 million public and private companies including, banks, vessels, insurance, and industrial companies covering 220+ countries. This product includes all the data which was previously in Amadeus and Osiris. These two products will be retiring in the new year.

Orbis M&A: Bureau van Dijk’s solution for searching and analyzing intelligence on global mergers and acquisitions, containing M&A, IPO, private equity, and venture capital deals and rumours

BankFocus: Covering global information on over 47,000+ of the world’s public and private banks

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One Response to “UCL now has access to Orbis, Orbis M&A and BankFocus”

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    Asma Bentaib wrote on 13 March 2024:


    I hope this email finds you well.

    My name is Asma Bentaib, I am a third-year Ph.D. student in Monetary and Banking Economics at Kasdi Merbah University (Algeria). I am currently working on my dissertation entitled “Impact of Bank Governance Quality on Stock Liquidity and Price Synchronicity: Evidence from the Euronext Stock Exchange” under the supervision of Pr. Mohamed Taher Lamoudi.

    The governance quality variable needs a set of governance mechanisms that can be obtained from the BankFocus database. However, neither I nor my university have access to this database.

    For this reason, I am contacting you to ask for your help in obtaining the data, since I saw that your university has a subscription to this database, and I am willing to cover any costs associated with obtaining the data.

    If you can help me, I will send you a detailed explanation of what I need. I would be very grateful for your help, which would be of great importance to me as I am in urgent need of it.

    I look forward to your reply. Thank you and best regards.


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