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Here’s what I learned from building my own B2B database

The Global 5000 database is an effort to create and maintain a database of the 5,000 largest (as defined by annual revenue) companies in the world. These can be public or private firms and are located in any country. It is built by hand with a great deal of research...

Big Oil and Growth Rates

****** AN UPDATED ARTICLE ON THE OIL & GAS SEGMENT IS POSTED HERE  **************   There is a lot of discussion currently about the price of oil continuing to drop and staying low for a while. To get a sense of market and key players, we decided to look at...

Satisfied with Fortune 1000 – or looking globally?

Every year, among the various lists published by Fortune magazine is the Fortune 500 and a supplementary list of the next 500.  Collectively they are called the Fortune 1000 and have become such a brand that many companies have focused their attention on this group of...

Vertical Market Summary of the Largest Companies in the World

Each of the companies in The Global 5000 database has an industry/vertical market code.  When we run a summary of the companies in the database, the financial industry has the most companies of any vertical market followed by the industrials. Here's a tally of all the...

Global 5000 Companies — Searching for Top Line Growth

As we have been updating Global 5000 company revenue numbers for 2013, we are struck but the tail off in growth between 2012 and 2013. These big firms were reporting strong growth in the couple of years leading up to the recession, clipping along at 13% and then 7%....

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