How do I find a company's date of incorporation or year founded?
Look in the FP Survey, Predecessor & Defunct Companies.
In Nexis Uni, under Business and then Company Profiles, search for your company. At the MIDDLE TOP of the screen click on SOURCE. Look for the sources S&P Corporate Register or US Institutional Database.
In Bloomberg using the field DATE_OR_YEAR_OF_INCORPORATION. A sample formula would look like this:
=BDP("AAPL US Equity","DATE_OR_YEAR_OF_INCORPORATION").
See also Nexis Uni Corporate Affiliations The latest edition is online.
Use the Mergent Online database. Search and display a company then click on the "History" tab.
For Canadian companies, see the publication Canadian Key Business Directory in the Business Library.
Use Capital IQ (available in the Business Library). Find the Company. Under the Company Summary header, choose Long Business Description. Scroll to bottom of record.
For private company information (primarily US but some Canadian) see PrivCo
For companies in emerging markets ue EMIS Intelligence (Click on Client Login)
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