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....

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...