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 companies serving these large organizations and national account programs where various teams are responsible for the business results.

We also research, find and add new companies continually. The list of those new adds is also shown here. Keeping the databases up to date is a continuous effort and these changes need to be reflected in your internal systems. For December 2013, we noted the following:

  • AerCap Holdings is acquiring the aircraft leasing unit from AIG
  • Avago Technologies is acquiring LSI Corporation
  • Darden Restaurants is spinning off Red Lobster chain
  • Frontier Communications is acquiring CT business units from AT&T
  • Land’s End will spin off from Sears as a separate business
  • Merck KGAA will be acquiring AZ Electronic Materials
  • Mondelez International is selling its SnackWell unit to a JV
  • Phillips 66 is selling a chemical unit to Berkshire Hathaway
  • Seagate Technology acquiring Xyratex
  • Sysco Corporation acquiring US Foods

In December, we added the following companies to The Global 5000 database:

  • Brandt Industries
  • JMC Steel Group
  • Kentz Corp Ltd
  • Quicken Loans
  • Torrent Pharmaceuticals
  • Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.
  • YP Holdings

To see more information about the Global 5000 database – visit this page

Also, be sure to take a look at this Infographic showing some interesting facts about The Global 5000 companies and this series starting with European data.

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