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 companies we turned inactive due to being acquired or revenue falling below our $500 million threshold.

So far this year, we have added 87 companies and removed 76 from the active database – this churn is reflective of what the markets are seeing/reporting.  That is, there is a desire by large firms to grow and the organic growth may not be enough in their respective industries.  So, they look to the acquisition options and industry consolidation is the result.

The countries with the most Global 5000 firms headquartered are:

  • USA 2,173
  • Japan 345
  • China 264
  • UK 212
  • Canada 122
  • Germany 117
  • France 99
  • Australia 90
  • India 85
  • Switzerland 77

Industries with the highest concentration are:

  • Financial Services 618
  • Industrials 442
  • Retailers & Wholesalers 386
  • Basic Materials 333
  • Oil & Gas 265
  • Business Services 253
  • Technology 253
  • Food & Beverage 234
  • Health Care 217
  • Construction 215