The project involves quickly reading through corporate information filings and pulling out five data items from each filing. It's an urgent project so I'm willing to add a completion bonus if it can be done in the next two to three days.
I'm looking for someone to pull a few data items for each observation in a sample of corporate fillings. In an Excel spreadsheet, I have linked an URL to each filing document. Your job will be to follow each URL and scan the document for a few data items, which are generally reported as (0,1) binary variables. The documents relate to Private Equity firms and their investments in their portfolio companies. You'll be looking for 1) the method that the investment shares were purchased (open market, private placement, merger, etc.) and B) the reason(s) the Private Equity firm gave for acquiring the shares in the first place (investment, fire management, buy the firm). So a general knowledge of business relationships is important, as is readability in English. I will send the final data set and detailed instructions to the best bidder.