Question: How do I find info on joint ventures?
A Joint Venture "JV" is a business arrangement in which two or more parties form a strategic alliance for the purpose of accomplishing a specific goal. Information regarding a Joint Venture is not always public. Company press releases or filings with the SEC may include a description and or an agreement for JVs involving a public company. It is useful to search the SEC filings of both companies since a JV may or may not be considered a material event and therefore not disclosed.
Go to the Virtual Business Library's Company & Financial Information section for links to useful resources including links to the following suggested resources.
Mergent Online: Provides options to screen on both completed and developing Joint Ventures for a specific company in the Company Details tab under the History tab, Topic.
Thomson ONE Banker: Provides the ability to screen on Joint Ventures. Go to the Screening & Analysis, Deals & League Tables, M&A, Quick Search. In the Deal Criteria box, click on Acquisition Technique and search for Joint Venture.
You may also want to consult the American Bar Association’s Model Joint Venture Agreement checklist.