Global 5000 Database Update – April 2016

During the month of April, we updated 356 more records with 20 new companies added and activated for the Global 5000.  Another 11 were removed as a results of mergers or other actions.  At the end of April, there are 4,826 companies that are active. To date this year,...

Global 5000 Database Update – March 2016

With Q1 now closed at the end of March, and the initial wave of 2015 revenue figures reported, it is clear why the financial markets have been nervous about growth.  From January thru March, we updated 1,286 records and the revenue from 2014 to 2015 for those...

Global 5000 Database Update – February 2016

As we wait for 2015 revenue figures to be released in the coming weeks, January becomes a busy research month looking for companies to add and digging deeper into smaller countries and specific vertical markets.In January, 68 new companies were added and activated for...

Market Density and Concentration

One of the time honored market planning activities is to understand the density or concentration of target markets. The idea is that each market needs different resources and tactics to cover the major players and then attack the rest of the market. To look at the...

Matching Lists and The Global 5000

Years ago, as The Global 5000 database was being built, we researched every list of companies we could find. At the time (and it continues to this day) the big names most often mentioned were the Fortune 500 and the Forbes list of private companies. Each year, both...