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Global 5000 Database Update – August 2016

During the month of August, we added another 38 new companies, removed 13 more bringing the total active records to 4,897. To date this year, we have added 300 companies to the database. As with any set of b2bdata, pruning and constant attention is a must. Some of the...

Lists, Lists & More Lists

People love lists.  Consumers like the top 10 lists --- top 10 tourist attractions, top cities for retirement, restaurants, US News & World Report's list of top universities are all popular and a hit every year. The same holds true in the business world where we...

Global 5000 Database Update – July 2016

During the month of July, we added another 39 new companies, removed 14 more bringing the total active records to 4.870. To date this year, we have added 262 companies to the database. As with any set of b2bdata, pruning and constant attention is a must Some of the...

Mid-year Update for the Global 5000 Database

As June came to a close, we can look back and take stock of activity and updates to the Global 5000 during the second quarter and first half of 2016. For the month of June, we added 32 new companies and removed (turned inactive) 12 companies for a net add of 20...

Global 5000 Companies and Brexit

When the results from the UK referendum vote were posted a few days ago, so many questions have popped up and a murky picture of the the future is all that can be seen so far. Naturally, the stock market and UK currency felt the most immediate (and somewhat knee-jerk)...

Global 5000 Database Update – April 2016

During the month of April, we updated 356 more records with 20 new companies added and activated for the Global 5000.  Another 11 were removed as a results of mergers or other actions.  At the end of April, there are 4,826 companies that are active. To date this year,...

Global 5000 Database Update – March 2016

With Q1 now closed at the end of March, and the initial wave of 2015 revenue figures reported, it is clear why the financial markets have been nervous about growth.  From January thru March, we updated 1,286 records and the revenue from 2014 to 2015 for those...

update – Global 5000 companies growth

As the 2015 results are being announced during this earnings season, we have been updating records as filings have come in and took a look at the first batch of 670 companies. The chart tells the story that has been the focus of Wall Street recently - i.e. the markets...

Global 5000 Database Update – February 2016

As we wait for 2015 revenue figures to be released in the coming weeks, January becomes a busy research month looking for companies to add and digging deeper into smaller countries and specific vertical markets.In January, 68 new companies were added and activated for...

Market Density and Concentration

One of the time honored market planning activities is to understand the density or concentration of target markets. The idea is that each market needs different resources and tactics to cover the major players and then attack the rest of the market. To look at the...

When Global Industry Growth Slows

In the current global market environment as we begin 2016, there is concern over the slumping price of oil, a slower growth rate in China and the end of the stock market 'bull' cycle -- among other concerns. The corporate markets have seen a flood of money fueling new...

Matching Lists and The Global 5000

Years ago, as The Global 5000 database was being built, we researched every list of companies we could find. At the time (and it continues to this day) the big names most often mentioned were the Fortune 500 and the Forbes list of private companies. Each year, both...

A Heat Map Looking at Global Opportunities

In the previous update for The Global 5000 database, we took the revenue from all of the 5000 companies and examined the totals by industry group and by country. That view was a country view and showed for each of the top 20 countries (by global revenue) which...