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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...

Global 5000 database update – July 2015

With the first half of 2015 'in the books', we have completed updates and new additions to The Global 5000 marketing database.  We continue to see more consolidation and big mergers continuing as has been the pattern throughout 2015. For the first 6 months of the...

Is This the Year of the Big Merger ?

By the looks of things so far in 2015 could turn out to be the year of the big merger. A few examples of note include: Kraft & Heinz Safeway and Albertsons Ahold merging with Delhaize And last week Aetna and Humana announced they will get together It is mergers of...

Global 5000 Database Update – June 2015

We have just completed our updates for May, 2015 and are finding more consolidation as has been the consistent pattern throughout 2015. During the month of May, we updated over 700 records in the database including adding 28 new companies. At the same time, 23...

Comparing Country Growth Performance

With the benefit of history - having updated The Global 5000 companies since 2006 - we can now look at how different industries and countries have grown. This becomes an important component to business and sales plans where a companies assets might be focused on...