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 activities and changes become important for Database Marketers as they have to continually update their internal systems that can feed sales prospects and account management.

With that — here’s the list of activities reported in July:

  • Aegis Group is selling it’s Synovate research group to Ipsos
  • Arch Chemicals is being acquired by Lonza Group
  • BHP Biliton is acquiring Petrohawk Energy
  • Borders Group is liquidating
  • CNOCC (China National) is acquiring OptiCanada
  • ConocoPhillips will be splitting the company into two entities
  • Ecolabs is seeking to acquire NALCO
  • Etex is acquiring assets of Lafarge
  • Express Scripts is acquiring Medco
  • Genworth Financial is splitting into two companies
  • GoDaddy Group is being acquired by private equity firms
  • GrupoSura is acquiring the LatinAmerica assets of ING
  • HSBC is selling it’s NY banks to First Niagra Financial
  • Hynix Semiconductor is taking bids to be acquired
  • Joy Global is buying 41% of China’s International Mining Machinery
  • Kinetic Concepts is being taken private
  • Lenovo Group is acquiring Medion
  • Macarthur Coal is being acquired by a joint effort of Peabody Coal and ArcelorMittal
  • NCR is acquiring Radiant Systems
  • TransUnion is filing for an IPO