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Following the Leaders – because size matters

From a market planning perspective, keeping track of the big players in any market segment will provide a pretty good picture of the size, shape and direction of a market. One can see that using The Global 5000 database and looking at each industry/vertical segment...

China’S Growing Business Influence

Each year, Fortune magazine has published a list of the 500 largest public companies in the world.  We match this list to our Global 5000 and show the rank of the 500. Looking back 5 years on this same list, it is amazing to see the impact that the growth of China has...

Global 5000 Database Activity

Keeping a business database updated takes quite a bit of time to keep track of all the activity in the corporate world. If you are charged with maintaining your company's internal data, you realize it is a constantly moving target. Consider the following just in The...

You Can Now Search The Global 5000 Database

We have just completed development on a new search tool for The Global 5000 database. By clicking the SEARCH link you will go to the search box and be able to select criteria including: Company Name Industry Country Region Employees Revenue Once the search returns the...

M&A Activity For Global 5000 Companies – May 2013

Each month we track the corporate activity for the Global 5000 companies as they acquire new businesses or divest of various operations.  These 'comings and goings' are interesting and shape markets over time. In the short run, there are real implications for...

A Graphical Look at The Global 5000 Companies

We have been experimenting with Tableau's business analytic software and have posted a number of views of The Global 5000 data. Here are some links to the graphics view of The Global 5000 companies by region: AsiaPac Europe Middle East/Africa North America South...

Global M&A Activity – April 2013

Each month we track the corporate activity for the Global 5000 companies as they acquire new businesses or divest of various operations.  These 'comings and goings' are interesting and shape markets over time. In the short run, there are real implications for...