Comprehensive deal coverage
Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, OFS, Power, LNG and What’s for Sale.
The Global M&A Database covers the upstream, oilfield service, midstream, downstream, power and utilities and LNG sectors on a user-friendly web-based platform. The coverage captures all deals and includes proprietary valuation protocols, clarity and transparency via attached source documentation, easy export capability and friendly custom charting and sorting.
Uncanny Insight, Unquestionable Analysis
The Global M&A Database is powered by a team of professional and experienced analysts and supported by over 20 years of boutique archived industry research by PLS. The product tracks over 200 data points and thrives on capturing and analyzing all deals. The experience and relationships of PLS drives insight and data not available on other competitive products.
What's For Sale
The Global M&A Database is a natural extension of the PLS multiple listing database. PLS aggregates all publicly announced deals for sale into a single module and is the most comprehensive data set of its kind. This special feature includes every deal ranging from large packages being brokered through agents and investment banks to smaller non-brokered opportunities obtained via PLS scouting.
Exceptional Client Support
PLS analysts are available for superior client support, be it software, analysis or data. Simply call and we will immediately get an analyst for you. PLS supports the Global M&A Database with other industry intelligence from flagship products like docFinder, Capitalize, PetroWire and Petroleum Listings. Need to dig deeper - just call!
PLS provides multiple criteria for selecting comparable transactions either by size, play, geography, oil/gas mix, reserve life and more. The easy-to-use platform allows for multiple criteria for quick compilation of comparable transactions.
Currently, the United States module is supported by a mapping interface. PLS is developing additional tools to expand this interface allowing clients to click and outline areas of interest. The AOI will be exportable as well as the transaction data within the AOI. PLS is also working on expanding these capabilities beyond the United States.
Simple & Easy
The Global M&A Database is simple and easy to use, offering seamless downloads and data export capability. The PLS data and analytics reside on a nimble software platform for easy training and individual use.
PLS provides not only solid analysis of the marketplace but also uncanny scouting information and source documents.
Deals are analyzed per standard and transparent protocols. Through deal comments and notes, clients easily understand the basis of the analytics and are also provided the base data to perform independent valuation.
System includes a series of standard reports and charts. Clients can create and save their own reports and charts to track what is important to them. Their personal reports are updated dynamically when a new deal fits the criteria.
PLS prides itself on transparency of the data and analysis. Included with every deal is supporting documentation and analyst notes as necessary to audit the valuation data.
Deals are updated as close to real time as possible. Often, the PLS analysis will be the first to hit the marketplace.
PLS protocols and advanced analysis of other assets such as acreage costs provide a superior product.
Depth & Breadth
PLS leverages additional A&D reports, databases, multiple listing service and overall deal flow in support of the industry's leading M&A Database.
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- US Government End Users. Products are deemed to be “commercial computer software” and “commercial computer software documentation,” respectively, pursuant to DFAR Section 227.7202 and FAR Section 12.212. Use, modification, reproduction, release, performance, display or disclosure of any part of the Products by the U.S. Government shall be governed solely by the terms of this Agreement and shall be prohibited except to the extent expressly permitted by the terms of this Agreement.
- Export Controls. The Products are subject to U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Diversion or use contrary to U.S. or other applicable law and regulation is prohibited. Customer agrees not to export, import, or transmit Products, Proprietary Data or any other software or technical data to any country or end user or for any use in (1) any countries subject to U.S. trade embargoes (and all other nations that may from time to time be included on such a list); or (2) any persons or entities on the U.S. “Denied Persons List,” “Specially Designated Nationals List,” and “Entities List;” or (3) other locations or persons prohibited by law. Customer represents that neither the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security nor any other governmental agency has issued sanctions against Customer or denied Customer’s export privileges.
- Agreement Interpretation. The Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties and supersedes any prior or contemporaneous agreement, whether written or oral, between the Parties with respect to the Products. The Agreement shall be construed as if both Parties equally participated in its drafting, and thus shall not be construed against either Party as drafter. The Agreement may be modified only in a subsequent written agreement signed by both Parties specifically referencing this Agreement. No waiver of any provision of the Agreement by either Party shall constitute a waiver of any remedy available as a result of a subsequent breach of the same provision unless such waiver is made in writing. If a court determines that any provision of the Agreement is unlawful or unenforceable in any respect, the court shall reform the Agreement by modifying such provision so as to render it enforceable or, if modifying the provision is not possible, then deleting such provision. The court shall then fully enforce the Agreement as reformed. If any of the terms and conditions of the Agreement conflict with any order, text, manual or other document, this Agreement shall prevail and govern, regardless of whether such other document originated prior or subsequent to the Agreement, or was signed or acknowledged by any director, officer, employee, representative or agent of DI. The headings appearing in the Agreement are included for the convenience of the Parties and shall not be used to define, limit, enlarge or interpret the scope of the Agreement or any of its provisions. “Including” means including without limitation.
- “Customer” means the purchaser of Products indicated on a DI invoice and all other users of the Products.
- “Internal Use” means ordinary use for internal business purposes, not including any activities described in Section 2.
- “Local Software” means any software included in the Products to be installed on Customer equipment, such as DI Desktop or Transform Essential, other software used to facilitate Authorized User access to the Products, and application programming interfaces (“APIs”). “Local Software” does not include third party software.
- “Party” and collectively “Parties” means DI and Customer.
- “Permitted Number” means the number of Authorized Users permitted to use the Products.
- “Products” means DI products listed on the DI invoice, Proprietary Data, and anything else DI provides to Customer.
- “Proprietary Data” means the data points, databases, elements, records, documents, analyses, models, maps, tables, charts, and other data to which Customer has access using the Products or that is otherwise provided by DI to Customer. Proprietary Data does not include data obtained from third party data providers on a pass-through basis.
- “Term” means the period during which Customer has access to the Products.