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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...

A Look at IT Spending by Industry

As part of The Global 5000 company records, we added an estimate for % of revenue spent on IT after digging into various secondary research sources.  Taking that estimated % and applying it to all the records in the database by vertical market, yields some interesting...

Mergers & Acquisitions in The Global 5000

Every database needs continuous updating as things change -- companies move, sell off divisions, merge and acquire other companies. The Global 5000 companies are no different and in fact, make bigger splashes across all industries.  If you have an in-house B2B...

Selling Canada’s Energy Resources – China Calling !

In one of the news announcements yesterday, came word that CNOOC of China is buying Nexen of Canada - an energy exploration company.  CNOOC is a $38 billion company and Nexen reported revenues of $6.3 billion in 2011. This is a major step for a Chinese company, a...

What Market Metrics work for you?

With key concepts and phrases like big data, metrics, marketing analytics and benchmarks floating around our every day vocabulary we thought it appropriate to see how these might apply to the B2B marketplace. Both sales and marketing are trying to find opportunities -...

Companies Added to The Global 5000 – Q2 2012

More recent additions can be found in this post   We are constantly doing research on companies that come to our attention - -scouring lists, IPO filings, M&A activity are all part of the ever-changing landscape. In order to achieve & maintain a set of...

Can Social Media Work With Global 5000 Companies?

We recently came across a good article in Chief Marketer that focused on an IBM initiative to use social media with inside sales teams. This got us thinking - -does social media really work in B2B markets? From Facebook to Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube, companies...