Content FAQs

How do you obtain your data?

The LexisNexis Enterprise Entity Management Group utilizes a multi-faceted data maintenance strategy to ensure that company information and executive biographical information is highly accurate. By combining the latest technology gathering techniques with teams of highly-skilled analysts based in the U. S. and India, we are able to perform nearly 3,000 additions, updates and deletions to our content each business day.

What are the primary uses of Corporate Affiliations business database?

  • Corporate Structure Research — Understand the complexities of an organization’s corporate family
  • Marketing — Download contact lists based on your target criteria
  • Sales — Discover cross-sell and up-sell opportunities
  • Business Development — Identify potential strategic alliance opportunities
  • Credit —Use company profiles and hierarchy data to evaluate risk and improve collections
  • Legal — Perform conflict of interest research
  • Executive Recruiting — Find employment opportunities and the right contacts
  • Fundraising — Use our corporate structure data as leverage to find additional contributors
  • Finance — Determine spend and discount opportunities

Once you obtain the data how is the data updated and refreshed?

Our Content Operations team makes updates to the Corporate Affiliations content daily and the Web site is refreshed twice weekly for timely information.

Extensive edits and validations at the analyst workstation level ensure errors are prevented before database entry.

What information is available on each company record?

COMPANY DIRECTORY records may include all or some of the following data:

  • Annual Net Income or Loss
  • Annual Sales/Revenue
  • Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth
  • Auditor
  • Biographical Information for Executives and Directors
  • Board of Directors
  • Brands and Product Descriptions
  • CBSA codes (Metro areas)
  • Company Annual Meeting Date
  • Company News Feeds
  • Competitor Listings
  • Concise Business Description
  • Corporate Address
  • Corporate Linkage to the Seventh Level
  • E-mail Addresses
  • Enhanced Business Descriptions
  • Fiscal Year-End
  • Key Personnel (names and titles)
  • Mailing Address
  • NAICS Codes
  • Number of Employees
  • Outside Legal Firms
  • Percentage of Ownership
  • Phone and Fax Numbers
  • Registrar
  • SIC Codes
  • Stock Exchange
  • Ticker Symbol
  • Transfer Agent
  • Unique Company Identifying Number
  • Web Site Address (URL)
  • Year Founded

Merger and acquisition activity is at an all time high — how do you keep up?

Corporate Affiliations has a dedicated team performing our exclusive MergerTrak™ process. Using MergerTrak, you may search for both proposed and completed mergers that could affect your business. The MergerTrak process tracks and resolves mergers, spin-offs and acquisitions from the announcement date to resolution and post-merger organizational changes. Post-merger organizational reconciliation frequently takes an extended period of time. Corporate Affiliations is the only M&A content provider that alerts customers when their corporate families have been reconciled.

For example: The Blackstone Group L.P., acquired Busch Entertainment Corporation from Anheuser-Busch InBev N.V./S.A.. Our team updated the acquired company’s listing and changed its name to SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. However, extensive research is required to determine where the current subsidiaries fit in the new hierarchy, as well as tracking the executives who have been affected by the changes. This process may take a few weeks to a couple of months to complete.

What are the strengths of Corporate Affiliations business data compared to the competition? They have many more individual company records in their database.

Corporate Affiliations cuts through the clutter of entrepreneurs and franchises with a selective focus on the public and private companies – in the U.S. and internationally – that drive the global economy. The database covers over 1 million of the most prominent parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates and divisions worldwide, and over 1,700,000 executives, ensuring that you have the authoritative business intelligence and corporate families data you need to identify opportunities and expand your business.

What are the different levels of company hierarchy?

Ultimate Parent The very top company listed in a company hierarchy and the ultimate controlling company within a corporate structure.
Parent The top tier within an organization but may not be the “ultimate parent.” It should have other companies reporting to it, and would itself report to another legal entity. In many cases the terms, “parent” and “ultimate parent” are used synonymously. Corporate Affiliations commonly refers to the “ultimate parent” as the “parent.”
Subsidiary Separate corporate legal entity owned by the company at 50.1% or more.
Joint Venture A business in which two or more companies share responsibility and ownership.
Affiliate A separate legal entity in which there is an ownership interest by the parent company of less than 50%.
Division An internal unit of a company, not incorporated or a separate legal entity. Usually tends to have many employees.
Branch An internal unit of a company, not incorporated or a separate legal entity. Usually tends to have a small number of employees.
Unit Same definition as division.
Factory Same definition as division.
Plant Same definition as division.
Group Corporate classification grouping “like“ industries or businesses
Holding A business whose voting stock is owned to influence its board, policies, and management.
Non–Operating Entities (Shells) Legal non-operating entities (displayed at the bottom of its immediate parent’s hierarchy)

What business lists do you have rankings for?

Fortune 1000 The largest U.S. public companies ranked by annual sales volume.
Forbes Global 2000 The top global companies ranked by sales, profit, assets, and market value.
Forbes Top Private The top private U.S. companies with at least $1 billion in revenue.
Corporate Affiliations 200 The top 200 U.S. public, private & international parent companies ranked by the highest number of subsidiaries.
Inc 5000 The fastest-growing U.S. private parent companies ranked by sales growth.

Who should I contact if I want to update a company record in the database?

Companies who wish to add, update or correct their listings can contact us by mail to: Tanya Hurst, LexisNexis Corporate Affiliations, 121 Chanlon Road, South Building — 1st Floor, New Providence, NJ 07974, or calling 800.340.3244 ext. 3527 or emailing tanya.hurst@lexisnexis.com.

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Corporate Affiliations data is compiled by the LexisNexis Enterprise Entity Management Group.