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Global M&A Activity for February 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...

Dell Joins Other Large Private Companies

With Dell going private in one of the largest financial transactions in recent years, they join quite a group of large, private companies at 20th on the list of privates. Here's the list in order of the largest revenue. It does include some firms that are government...

Global M&A Activity for January 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...

Updates for Spending on Corporate Training and Education

We have updated our estimates of the amount companies spend on corporate education and training. The data is based on survey research that generated averages of spending by industry (vertical markets) and number of employees by various regions of the world. Taking all...

Contact Names Added to the Global 5000 database

Working with our partner, SalesQuest, we have matched 2,800 Global 5000 companies and added just over 19,000 contact names to the companies in the database. To take a look at the details on the SalesQuest site, check here. For more information about The Global 5000...

Global M&A Activity – December 2012

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...

Global 5000 M&A Activity — November 2012

Every 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...

IT Spending for Large Corporations

As part of the Global 5000 database, we have built estimates for the amount of IT spending on the part of each company. It is a function of the revenue of each company and that percentage of revenue varies by industry. Some of the more data intensive industries will...

Top 25 Countries for B2B Revenue

If your business requires a look at sizing or forecasting your market on a country basis, there are a number of ways to derive those estimates. We can suggest one method that uses the Global 5000 company revenue as a proxy for the size of the B2B markets. We took the...

Global 5000 Database M&A Updates for October 2012

Every 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...

Global 5000 Retailers Strong Showing

During the global economic crisis in 2008 and 2009, one of the most challenging industry segments particularly in the US, was the retail industry as so much of the economy is driven off of retail sales. Fast forward to 2012 as the economy has been on the mend and we...

Global 5000 M&A Activity for August 2012

Every 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...