Indepth Data Inc. Introduces Junk Bond Database

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Wall Street bankers and lawyers engaged in the highly lucrative business of mergers and acquisitions are turning to a new product that gives them instant access to in-depth data on every junk bond issued since January 1986. Called BIG (Below Investment Grade) Debt, the database is the brainchild of Gregory Smith, a former E.F. Hutton investment banker and president of five-year-old Oklahoma City-based Indepth Data Inc.

Introduced in June, the BIG Debt database contains 1,100 items and is upda