Dealscan. Information on the global commercial loan market. These transactions finance M&A activity, working capital needs and other general corporate purposes for loan participants world-wide. Sources include regulatory filings, bank submissions and journalist contributions. Records can be linked to Compustat using the Roberts Dealscan-Compustat Linking Database. For more on this technique, see Chava, Sudheer, and Michael R. Roberts, 2008, How Does Financing Impact Investment? The Role of Debt Covenants, Journal of Finance 63, 2085-2121. Requires user to validate through password (available for academic purposes only). Also see the Dealscan Worldscope Link.