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Retailers – and the Amazon / Whole Foods thing

Amazon's recent announcement of the Whole Foods acquisition sent a shiver thru the retail industry. We have read any number of articles over the past few years about the death of retail as some traditional retailers (Sears is the oft mentioned example) as internet...

Update – Global 5000 Database — May 2017

During the month of May, 531 records were updated bringing the total to 2,579 so far this year. Included in these updates were the addition of 21 new companies to the database and 23 others that were put into inactive status. Every month we complete a series of...

An Update of ‘Top’ Lists — Accounting & Tax Firms

As part of our ongoing research activities, we are always looking for sources of company information including top companies in each country and top lists for any industry or segment. In the Business Services industry group, one of the segments is the Accounting and...

Update – Global 5000 Database – April 2017

During the month of April, 360 records were updated bringing the total to 2,048 so far this year. Included in these updates were the addition of 12 new companies to the database and 15 others that were put into inactive status. Every month we complete a series of...

Corporate Complexity & the UK Exit from the EU

Among the issues facing the UK as it moves closer to separating from the European Union,  are the trade issues facing companies that do business with their UK based customers. With the EU, trade agreements and business rules have been negotiated and in place for years...

Market Metrics Report for the Global 5000

Using the data for the 5000 largest companies in the world -- the Global 5000 database - we have created a set of market metrics based on growth by industry and country. This short report looks at metrics including revenue per employee, market density as well as five...

Global 5000 Database Update — Q1 2017

The most recent update of the Global 5000 database as of March 31 included a number of changes including 54 new companies that were added and 70 companies that were turned inactive as they were acquired or posted lower revenue that dropped them out of the 5000.  Along...

Global 5000 Database Update — February 2017

February begins the season of earnings reports and financial filings for the most recently closed financial year . . . and a busy time in the database world and we are no different. During the month of February we added 14 new companies, while removing 17 others...

Global 5000 database update – January 2017

During the month of January we added 19 new companies, while removing 26 others maintaining the total active records in the database at 5,000 for the Global 5000 database. We have raised the floor (lowest revenue for inclusion) to $520 million per year.  As with any...

Amazon and the Retail Industry Woes

The retail industry segment represents just under 10% of the Global 5000 companies and with the holiday sales tallies being reported and earnings season beginning, we are hearing the not-so-jolly news from the retail sector. This is worth a closer look. It was not a...

Global 5000 Database Update – Year End 2016

As we close out 2016, we are pleased to announce that we have reached the 5,000 mark of active records in the database !! During our final stretch in Q4, we added 147 new companies, while removing another 57 others which brings the total active records in the database...

FinTech Market Segmentation

With the rush of funding into the dynamic startup world of FinTech, even more new companies and types of opportunities appear daily. With an eye towards securing funding, many types of companies claim to be a FinTech startup so the definition of 'what is Fintech?'...

Global 5000 database update — November 2016

During the month of November, we added 58 new companies, while removing 17 others which brings the total active records in the database to 4,981 for the Global 5000 database. To date this year, we have added 414 companies to the database and removed 143 due to...

Global 5000 database update — October 2016

During the month of October, we added 36 new companies, while removing 11 others which brings the total active records in the database to 4,939 for the Global 5000 database. To date this year, we have added 356 companies to the database and removed 126 due to mergers,...

Global 5000 DB Updates – September 2016

During the month of September, we added another 20 new companies, removed 8 more bringing the total active records to 4,914. To date this year, we have added 320 companies to the database. For the quarter, we added 97 companies and removed another 35. As with any set...