The term "business register" comprises the national commercial registers, companies' registers, and any other register storing primary company information and making it available to the public.
Reporting and filing requirements for companies differ from country to country and sometimes from state to state, or region to region. They also vary depending on the size and legal form of the company (sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability etc). Many of the official company registries are on the Web and some offer access to their company databases.
contains basic data including financial information on more than 200 million companies globally including private companies.
Data include (note that the database contains standardized data. Use the Help function > User Guide to find format definitions):
Key elements in the database:
NB! No access to Global Reports, Royalty Agreement and Industry Profiles.
Kompass is a B-2-B database where you can get information on some 5 million companies worldwide, including 43,000 Danish companies. Search by company name, trade name, executive name or products and services.
This database contains detailed and current information on the global banking sector and financial markets.
The data coverage goes more than 15 years back in time (exact coverage depends on country).
You will find:
Access to current and historical credit ratings by Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s. Rating data are non-exportable but available on-screen and can be used as search and analysis criteria.
Business Source Complete (BSC):
Contains scholarly journal articles in business and related disciplines, company profiles, market and industry reports, SWOT analyses, cases etc. Available publications are pulled from MarketLine, MedWatch, EIU, WEFA, Countrywatch, ICON Group, and many more.
Company information provides you with a quick overview of company key figures, subsidiaries, people, and industry and access to articles.
Company profiles, located in the More menu, contains profiles of companies, including SWOT analyses, competitor lists, as well as company histories.
contains more than 30.000 company profiles and 4,000 industry profiles covering 215 countries. Some company profiles are more comprehensive than others and include a SWOT analysis and brief biographies of key executives.
MarketLine also includes Company financial analysis tools. This analysis tool consists of four different databases covering more than 400.000 companies worldwide:
Provides financial statements, company information, industry analyses, equity quotes, macroeconomic statistics, news articles, and market-specific information on emerging countries.
Passport (earlier name GMID - Global Market Information Database)
Company profiles: analytical profiles of the top international players in the consumer market industry.
Global market research database providing statistics, analysis, reports, and surveys on industries, companies, countries and consumers worldwide.
Select the Companies/Markets tab followed by Company and enter in a company name or ticker symbol. View company snapshot, company news and annual financials for the previous 5 years (balance sheet, cash flow, income statement, key ratios).
Limited information on private companies.
Thomson One Banker:
this database is a main database for information and data about public listed companies. But you can find information on private companies as well.
Search hint: choose Screening & Analysis > Companies > Company Screening > Basic Search. Here you choose Company Status & Type > Private
Source: data for the private companies is provided by Dun & Bradstreet