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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. These...

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...

Delta Airlines & Using Social Media at Global 5000 Companies

We often hear that social media is about individuals and consumers and not really the realm of the corporate world. Or if it is, most corporations use it the same way they do mass marketing & emailing -- as a push mechanism to sell "stuff" While that may be true...

Exxon, Chemicals and the Oil Companies

This past week, Exxon received a great deal of press about their petrochemical business and the contribution it is making to their bottom line. With the plastics  and chemical products derived from petroleum products, these industry segments are tightly linked and...

Global 5000 – Where Does the Revenue Come From?

There has been a fair amount of business press lately about the nationalization vs globalization moves of large companies. Are these large companies really global giants? To look at where some of these firms get their revenue, we examined 10 of the largest US...

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