Depending on what you define as historical, many of the electronic sources and products listed in the more general Current Transaction Data section of this can be used for historical research.
The sources included here are primarily print based and focused on a few industries that were particularly concerned with tracking the information within their sector. These are not the only print titles related to M&A and joint venture activity in the Library collections but have been included because they have data but also because they have been used by professionals over time and may come up for those doing historical research. The following materials link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to digital content are provided when available.