As part of our ongoing research activities, we added the following 14 companies to The Global 5000 list and also made changes to the database related to the corporate activity shown below

In August, we added the following companies:

  • Asatsu-dk Inc.
  • Ecobank Transnational Inc. (ETI)
  • Iliad SA
  • Intermec, Inc.
  • Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
  • Mahle GmbH
  • Piper Jaffray Companies
  • Rotork Plc
  • Seat Pagine Gialle
  • Sensata Technologies Holding NV
  • Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc.
  • Sylvan Learning
  • TI Automotive
  • Woongjin Thinkbig Co. Ltd

The following M&A (and related) corporate activities were announced in August.

  • Akorn, Inc. is acquiring specialty prescription drug company VersaPharm Inc
  • Baidu is setting up an e-commerce joint venture with Dalian Wanda group and Tencent Holdings Ltd
  • BHP Billiton will be selling off aluminum, manganese and nickel assets – spinning off into a separate company
  • Burger King is set to acquire Tim Horton’s
  • Emerson Electric is selling power transmission solutions business
  • Fosun International is acquiring Roc Oil of Australia
  • Gannett is spinning off print business into a separate entity
  • Genesis HealthCare will be combining/merging with Skilled Healthcare
  • Ingersoll-Rand Company is ¬†acquiring a business unit from Cameron International
  • Intel Corporation is acquiring LSI’s Axxia Networking Business from Avago
  • Landesbank Baden-W√ľrttemberg is selling wealth client assets to Swiss private bank Notenstein.
  • Procter & Gamble will be selling off nearly 100 brands
  • Roche Group is acquiring Santaris Pharma, a privately-held Danish biotech company
  • Samsung Heavy Industries to acquire Samsung Engineering
  • Sensata Technologies Holding NV acquired Schrader International

To see more information about the Global 5000 database – visit this page

Also, take a look at some interesting facts about The Global 5000 companies and this series posted in Tableau starting with European data.

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