Datastream provides data on both active and inactive companies worldwide. The default search however is only for active companies and so it may seem at first that the information is not available.
You can include inactive companies in your search using the Advanced Search in the Datastream Navigator. Enter your search criteria, for example the company’s name, into the appropriate field. Scroll down and you will see a section called Status, you will see that the Active option is ticked. Change this to All to include inactive companies in your search.
Once you have selected your company you can then choose datatypes to find historical financial data for that company.