Question regarding corporate acquisitions

Discussion in 'Educational Resources' started by MarissaL, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. MarissaL


    Hi all, I've lurked for a long time, I appreciate all you do here. This is kind of a silly question and may not belong here:

    I'm trying to research acquisitions of major corporations (Yahoo, Microsoft, Google, etc.) and come up against a brick wall when looking for details, e.g., how much did the company spend on each acquisition and what was the P/E ratio at the time? I have looked in thier online investor relations portfolios, news articles, blogs, wiki, etc. and have found purchase prices for about 25% of the companies, but but can't find any P/E info for any of the purchases.

    I thought that publicly traded companies were obliged to disclose that sort of information. Any advice on how I can get that information?

    Thanks in advance for your help.