News

Things we find interesting, that may be useful to you, too.

M&A And Corporate Activity for September 2011

With September coming to a close, there were 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...

Health Care Costs for Corporations Rising Dramtaically

A NY Times article today reported the dramatic rise in health care costs for employers. It is no surprise that this has had such an effect on employment in corporations. Plus, given what we have seen when looking at the revenue of health care related companies, this...

The Growing China Influence

Focusing on growth markets whether they are selected geographies, specific industries or sizes of companies is the goal of most companies these days. With growth slowing in the US and across Europe, most eyes are turning to Asia and with China as potentially the...

Average Employees at Global 5000 Companies

There has been a lot of interest recently in jobs and job growth as governments try to get economies moving. The Global 5000 companies naturally play a big role here as the largest companies and employers in the world. We went back & looked at the stats for the...

The Banking Industry Continues Sending Shudders

This past week, the European banking industry continued making everyone nervous and now comes the news that Bank of America is cutting 30,000 jobs. In recent weeks, there have been a number of banks shedding non-banking operations as they line up equity to meet...

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...