Articles in our Industry News Section

Caterpillar Makes a Buy

Caterpillar announced they are acquiring Bucyrus International.  Caterpillar is number 2 in their industry segment and #153 in The Global 5000 list.  Bucyrus is ranked 65 in Farm and Industrial Equipment industry and #1953 in the Global 5000. This industry segment has...

Everyday Happenings – Ch 11, M&A and Divesting to Bimbo

Watching the global business wire on a dailybasis can be like looking into a kaleidoscope. It is an ever changing picture. Just this week we noted a few events that reflect the overall trends in today's world. Ambac Financial filed Chapter 11 - another financial firm...

A Health Care Merger

In the news today, McKesson (# 46 on the G5000 list) has agreed to acquire private company US Oncology (#1686 on the G5000 with $3.3 billion) . We know the Health Care sector is huge -- over $3 trillion - and a hot spot in the news these days.  There are 250 companies...

Merger of Utilities

Northeast Utilities and NSTAR announced they are combining forces.  These are two big utility companies.  Northeast is #1231 on the Global 5000 list and NSTAR is ranked #1672.  Combined, they will be in the top 1000 companies in the world. Utilities did not escape the...

More Big(ger) Pharma

This week, Pfizer (#163 of the Global 5000 list) announced it was acquiring King Pharmaceuticals (#2441 on our list).  This will add another $1.7 billion of revenue to Pfizer and move them up a few notches on our list. As always, those who sell products and services...

Telecom & Technology – a Sliding Revenue Trend

Each company in the Global 5000 is categorized according to the industry group to which it belongs. In this scheme, we separate technology companies (computers, software, semiconductors) from telecommunications providers.  As we look at the companies in these two...

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