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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...

Global 5000 Database Heat Map and – Q3 2015 update

During the third quarter of 2015, a total of 1,502 records were updated with their 2014 revenues and employee counts.  Along with these updates, 144 new records were added to the database and 41 records were deleted/removed from the active file. There are now a total...

Volkswagen with so much to lose – Why?

The news this week that Volkswagen has been up to no good in order to evade US emissions rules has many scratching their head. Why?  With so much to lose in terms of brand value, stock market valuation, most likely some jobs and their reputation among buyers . . . it...

Global 5000 database update – August 2015

The month of August 2015 brought some big changes for The Global 5000 database with a change in the Health Care segmentation and a substantial increase in the number of new companies added to the database.  We continue to see more consolidation and big mergers...