Is the company you are
researching public or private?
Most business directories such as Dun & Bradstreet's
Million Dollar Directory
HC102 .D8) or the
will tell you
this information. It is generally easier to research
a public company than it is to research a private company.
Publicly traded companies are legally required to file detailed
financial reports with the
Securities Exchange Commission.
These financial records can be searched via the
With corporate mergers and
takeovers taking place on a daily basis, it is difficult to
keep track of who owns whom.
of Corporate Affiliations (Reference
will will provide selected parent and subsidiary information.
It is usually easier to research a parent company than a subsidiary.
Brand Name or
it is easy to confuse a brand name with a company name. Consult
Companies and their Brands
before you start your research to make sure you are searching
for the company not the brand.
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