Every database needs continuous updating as things change — companies move, sell off divisions, merge and acquire other companies. The Global 5000 companies are no different and in fact, make bigger splashes across all industries.  If you have an in-house B2B database, here are the companies announcing major activity during the month of July.

  • Campbell Soup is acquiring Bolthouse Foods
  • Chicago Bridge & Iron is acquiring Shaw Group
  • CNOOC is acquiring Nexen
  • Dell, Inc. is acquiring Quest Software
  • Dentsu is acquiring Aegis
  • Dynegy declared bankruptcy
  • EverBank is acquiring GE Capital Property Lending business
  • Genesee & Wyoming is acquiring RailAmerica
  • Georgia Gulf Corporation is acquiring PPG’s commodity chemical business
  • Ingram Micro is acquiring BrightPoint
  • Jindal Steel & Power Limited is acquiring CIC Energy
  • Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH is acquiring Peet’s Coffee
  • Melrose is acquiring Elster Group
  • Micron Technology is acquiring Elpida Memory
  • NRG Energy acquiring GenOn
  • Olin Corporation acquiring AK Steel’s chemical business
  • Patriot Coal Corporation is filing bankruptcy
  • Sana buying a stake in rival Rhoen-Klinikum
  • Superior Aviation Beijing acquiring Hawker Beechcraft
  • Wellpoint acquiring Amerigroup
  • WMF AG being acquired by KKR