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M&A and Corporate Activity for August 2011

Like we published in previous months, there are a number of corporate activities including M&A, IPO filings, private equity financing, and spin-offs. Focusing on the largest firms - The Global 5000 - there are generally more of these than in smaller companies....

Where are the jobs?

A major point of contention as the global economy recovers and then falters is that the recovery appears to be a jobless one. Like many generalizations, it pays to scratch the surface and look at some of the data to get a better look at where there has been job growth...

Chemical Industry Updates for Global 5000 Companies

29 Aug 2011 - Sinopec half year revenue grew 4.2% - read the news 24 Aug 2011 - VTG announced 1st half results with revenue up 21% !! -- read the press release 24 Aug 2011 - ThyssenKrupp agreed to sell service provider Xervon to waste disposal company Remondis - read...

European Banks and Nervous Markets

The roller coaster like headlines over the past week have given businesses and consumer a wild ride. If your business looks to the financial sector and banks as a source of revenue and expect growth, it is indeed a white knuckle experience. We took a look in our...

M&A and Corporate Activity for July 2011

In any given week or month, there are a number of corporate activities including M&A, IPO filings, private equity financing, and spin-offs. Focusing on the largest firms - The Global 5000 - there are generally more of these than in smaller companies. These...

Fortune Global 500 in The Global 5000 Data

This past week, Fortune released their updated Global 500 list of public companies.  As we have done for the past few years, we compare lists to ensure the Global 5000 data set has not missed any companies.  We also code the Fortune ranking in the company records for...

Average Employees at Global 5000 Companies

The Global 5000 companies are the largest in the world and as such, employ large numbers. On average, the companies have nearly 29,800 employees but it varies by region and type of ownership. Private companies in the Global 5000 employ an average of 18,800 Looking at...

1000 Companies You Want in Your B2B Prospect Base

We have 1000 companies you need to be working on as B2B prospects.  With data from our Global 5000 records, we have developed a method for selecting key prospect targets.   We took four data points from records in The Global 5000 and built a simple rating system based...

Exxon, Chemicals and the Oil Companies

This past week, Exxon received a great deal of press about their petrochemical business and the contribution it is making to their bottom line. With the plastics  and chemical products derived from petroleum products, these industry segments are tightly linked and...

The Global 5000 Database for May 2011

During the past month of May, we have continued our updates and completed 400 more in May in addition to the 500 completed in April. We now have over 4,900 records in the database with approximately 3,800 containing new, updated data. In addition, we have focused on –...

Global 5000 – Where Does the Revenue Come From?

There has been a fair amount of business press lately about the nationalization vs globalization moves of large companies. Are these large companies really global giants? To look at where some of these firms get their revenue, we examined 10 of the largest US...

The Ups and Downs of the Technology Markets

This past week we read the news of impending layoffs at Cisco, a strong financial report from Dell and a cautious outlook from HP.  A mixed bag for sure.  Looking back at the past few years of revenue reporting from the technology companies in The Global 5000, we find...

Fortune 500 and The Bigger World of The Global 5000

Fortune just released the F500 listing based on 2010 revenue and it gives us a chance to see where these companies rank compared to the continuing, expanding global picture. The Fortune list includes US public companies whereas The Global 5000 includes all countries...

How Many Billion $$ Companies ?

Everybody knows it makes sense to follow the money. With our recent monthly update, we now find 3,000 companies in The Global 5000 have revenue of at least $1 billion. How does your client base look?  How many of those do you have? Most of them are in the US. Looking...