OpenCorporates is proud to announce that it has today added German company data, making this the 130th jurisdiction and one of the largest single jurisdictions. The German data adds over 5 million companies to the OpenCorporates database. This was a huge project for us, for a number of reasons: There are significant problems with the … Continue reading German company data now open for all
We're delighted to announce that last week we signed a Memorandum of Understanding to supply our data in bulk to the superb Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. This will allow OpenCorporates' data to appear on their Investigative Dashboard platform, and also for OCCRP to use our trusted, high-quality legal entity data in their important and groundbreaking investigations, such as the Russian Laundromat.
Company numbers are identifiers issued by corporate registers to give certainty and clarity to legal entity information. When they are well-designed they are unique, persistent and unambiguous. The reason they are so important is that companies change their names relatively frequently, and legal names are even reused, meaning that such identifiers are the only way of categorically identifying legal entities.
This is the third in a series of data-focused blog posts explaining what goes on behind the scenes when we bring a new jurisdiction into OpenCorporates.
We’re constantly carrying out work that helps improve & enhance the quality and depth of our company data. Some of our recent small changes don’t warrant a full blog post, so here are some newsworthy updates that we’ve made recently.
Last week, it emerged the board of directors of Patisserie Holdings PLC (the parent company behind Patisserie Valerie) had become aware that it’s principal subsidiary Stonebeach Limited is subject to a Petition to Wind Up from HMRC, to the value of £1.14m.
We’re proud to announce the addition of Brazil to OpenCorporates’ ever growing list of jurisdictions, adding a little over 9 million companies.
Hot on the heels of the US withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear deal and introduction of new sanctions, OpenCorporates is currently adding Iran to its database. The Iranian register adds over 1.6 million companies, which brings us that much closer to our next big milestone – 150 million companies! The data for Iran comes from … Continue reading New Jurisdiction: Iran (1,690,000 companies)
The Bulgarian company register adds over 900,000 entities, which takes us to more than 140 million companies in OpenCorporates in total.
OpenCorporates is proud to announce our latest feature, global industry codes! While we’ve long collected data for industry codes for a number of jurisdictions (including the UK, France, Norway, even a few US states), we recently finished mapping multiple industry codes to the UN’s international standard for such codes, ISIC (Revision 4).