As ABS PhD student you can have access to the following datasets if they are relevant to your research topic.
Orbis is a rich firm-level dataset, provided by Bureau van Dijk, which contains detailed information on millions of public and private firms worldwide. In particular, company profiles, including profit and loss accounts, balance sheets, ownership and subsidiary information and other financials for a 10-year period.
Zephyr, from the same provider as Orbis, contains information on thousands of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Initial Public Offering (IPO), private equity and venture capital deals for at least a 10-year period. Firms can be linked from Zephyr with Orbis via the unique firm identifier.
If you have questions regarding these datasets and how they could be linked to your research proposal, please contact Dr Yama Temouri (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr Chris Jones (email@example.com). Also check topics advertised, as some of these topics rely on data accessible via these datasets.