The OpenCorporates database currently contains data about 138 million companies located in countries around the globe.
From an OpenCorporates Blog Post:
…OpenCorporates is creating a corporate events dataset, as part of the EU Business Graph project – to ensure that cross-border and cross-lingual data on corporate events is more readily available and accessible for all.
Events are critical moments in the life cycle of a company, including incorporation, dissolution, changes in structure, liquidation, mergers, winding up orders, annual general meetings and director actions. Yet, despite the obvious importance of these – both for society and business, they are extraordinarily difficult to find, particularly in a standardized form over multiple jurisdictions.
As part of the BusinessGraph project, OpenCorporates is creating a corporate events product that will:
- Create a common model and schema for corporate events
- Extract corporate events from changes in the official data at company registers
- Infer events from government gazettes
- Make this available both through the OpenCorporates website and as structured data via the API and bulk data dumps
This will provide greater visibility of internal events, including:
- Incorporation and dissolution of companies
- Changes in core attributes (including name, registered address, company type, industry codes)
- Significant credit events (including company status, winding up orders, appointment of liquidators and changes in status on company registers)
- Changes in leadership and directors
- Changes in corporate structure (shareholders, increase in share capital and changing subsidiaries and parents)
- Changes in licences and permissions
- Announcements and filings, including annual accounts and annual returns
- Useful metadata around the events (for example a company failing to file a return on time).
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