Data sources


Company data:
  • Company news and information,
  • Governance and Ownership,
  • Financial statements
Company financing:
  • Mergers and acquisitions
Keywords: private company, financials, directors, M&A, ownership structure
Accessible to: Aalto users, Walk-in users, Aalto Students & Staff
External (non-Aalto) users can use the materials on the computers at the Aalto University Learning Centre.
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Data source type

Data vendor


Academic and non-commercial research purposes only

Analysis unit


Geographical coverage


Time period coverage

Up to 10 years of history per company






Orbis is Bureau van Dijk's flagship company database. It contains information on as many companies as possible, across all countries, and focuses on private companies. Orbis has information on around 300 million private and public companies from more than 200 countries and territories, among them, more than 99% are private companies. 

The data offering includes detailed company information, including

  • financials for up to 10 years
  • ownership structure
  • manager and director information
  • stock and earnings estimates
  • industry and business segment information
  • number of employees
  • financial ratios, and much more. 

Orbis also provides information on M&A deals. The material is licensed for the use of Aalto University staff and students, who can also use the material remotely. Customers, who are not members of the University, can use the materials on the computers at the Aalto University Learning Centre.


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The Orbis subscription is managed by Aalto University Library.

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The database is managed by the Library's Learning Center, contact via [email protected]

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