The content falls into two parts
- Greenfield FDI projects – such as a company setting up (or expanding) a physical presence in a foreign market. Projects being tracked could be the opening, expansion, co-location and relocation of data centers, sales offices, shared service centers, headquarters, distribution centers, and research and development centers
- Crossborder M&A deals – defined as having more than 10% foreign ownership and including acquisitions, mergers, demergers, joint ventures and minority stakes.
The database covers details of the investor, acquirer or target companies including financial data, their structures and their people as well as data on project financials and estimates (when data is not available).
Data coverage: it contains data from 2013 until today and covers (2020) more than 120.000 projects (retail projects excluded), 100.000 M&A deals, 101.000 companies and 44.000 companies only with projects.
Orbis Crossborder Investment provides a set of tools allowing you to work more in detail with the data. Among the tools are Pivot analysis, Geographic heat map, Company footprint, League tables and Key trends. In the Help function, you can find a more detailed description of the tools.
A comprehensive help function is built into the database (click ? in the upper right corner) where you can find guidance on how to search for and export data.
You will also find a description of the sources used to collect data and a very useful glossary of terms.
You can export data to Excel.