Global database which has information on 20 million companies. A major strength is its extensive coverage of private companies. Descriptive information, company financials; also contains further detail such as news, ratings & country reports, ownership and M&A data.
Orbis provides information on close to 400 million companies (both private and public) and entities across the globe. 41 million of these have detailed financial information. There are three additional modules hosted on the Orbis platform:
EDGAR Filings are US SEC documents available for publicly quoted companies on US stock exchanges, banks, and insurance companies. Examples would be 8-K, 10-K, Proxy, and information statements.
News Service aggregates news pieces from several sources, including Acquire Media, Dow Jones, and Thomson Reuters. Access includes full articles and tags for topics, industries, and countries.
Zephyr is the most comprehensive database of deal information, and it is updated hourly, and is useful for corporate finance research. It contains information on M&A, IPO, private equity / venture capital deals, rumors, and other transaction-level details.
Refinitiv is a Financial and Economics information platform. Refinitiv Student Workspace covers market data in a wide range of asset classes: equities, fixed income, FX, and commodities. UofA users have access to two add-ons: After-Market Research, and Datastream, a comprehensive financial time series database.