Is This the Year of the Big Merger ?

By the looks of things so far in 2015 could turn out to be the year of the big merger. A few examples of note include: Kraft & Heinz Safeway and Albertsons Ahold merging with Delhaize And last week Aetna and Humana announced they will get together It is mergers of...

Global 5000 Database Update – June 2015

We have just completed our updates for May, 2015 and are finding more consolidation as has been the consistent pattern throughout 2015. During the month of May, we updated over 700 records in the database including adding 28 new companies. At the same time, 23...

Comparing Country Growth Performance

With the benefit of history – having updated The Global 5000 companies since 2006 – we can now look at how different industries and countries have grown. This becomes an important component to business and sales plans where a companies assets might be...

Heinz and Kraft Create New Top 20 Food Company

The announcement today that Kraft foods and Heinz will be merging to form one of the largest food companies in the world, had us digging into The Global 5000 database to take a look at where they will rank and how the industry stacks up. Looking at the broad...