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Deals, Deals, Deals

The news wires were alive at the start of the week with announcements of three big deals among Global 5000 firms. Unilever (#129) announced it is acquiring Alberto Culver (#2518) WalMart (#3) is acquiring South Africa's Massmart retailing organization. Southwest...

Another Era – Blockbuster

We now know how quickly the world changes.  Technology disrupts long standing business.  The web, wireless and smart devices bring instant communications and transparency. And the rate of change seems to continually accelerate.  Wasn't is just a few (pre-Tivo) years...

Burger King Buyout – going more global

One thing we focus on is the continual movement of companies, markets and industries to grow more globally. The slow (or no) growth of economies in the US and Europe combined with fast growing countries like China mean that companies have to look for growth other than...

A Tale of 2 Countries – Italy and Australia

We had a request to look at the Global 5000 companies in Italy and Australia and are sharing that here. There are 42 G5000 companies in Australia and 28 in Italy. Interesting in that Italy has more than twice the population of Australia (approx 58 million vs 21) and...

Despite the Turmoil … the largest Global 5000 looks similar

With all the financial market turmoil in the past couple of years, a look at the summary stats for the Global5000 look the same as they have in the past few years. There are approximately 110 companies that have revenue over $62 billion (USD). That's the same as last...

The Largest Companies in Japan

As we continue our updates and additions to the Global 5000 companies, we can select segments by geography and industry. If you would like us to post a specific industry or country list -- post a comment here or send an email to TheGlobal5000@gmail.com. Here we look...

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