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Dell Joins Other Large Private Companies

With Dell going private in one of the largest financial transactions in recent years, they join quite a group of large, private companies at 20th on the list of privates. Here's the list in order of the largest revenue. It does include some firms that are government...

Updates for Spending on Corporate Training and Education

We have updated our estimates of the amount companies spend on corporate education and training. The data is based on survey research that generated averages of spending by industry (vertical markets) and number of employees by various regions of the world. Taking all...

Global M&A Activity – December 2012

Each month we track the corporate activity for the Global 5000 companies as they acquire new businesses or divest of various operations.  These 'comings and goings' are interesting and shape markets over time. In the short run, there are real implications for...

Top 25 Countries for B2B Revenue

If your business requires a look at sizing or forecasting your market on a country basis, there are a number of ways to derive those estimates. We can suggest one method that uses the Global 5000 company revenue as a proxy for the size of the B2B markets. We took the...

A Look at IT Spending by Industry

As part of The Global 5000 company records, we added an estimate for % of revenue spent on IT after digging into various secondary research sources.  Taking that estimated % and applying it to all the records in the database by vertical market, yields some interesting...

Selling Canada’s Energy Resources – China Calling !

In one of the news announcements yesterday, came word that CNOOC of China is buying Nexen of Canada - an energy exploration company.  CNOOC is a $38 billion company and Nexen reported revenues of $6.3 billion in 2011. This is a major step for a Chinese company, a...

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