Our Company History

GlobalData plc formed in early 2016 following the consolidation of a series of well-established data and insights solution providers:


Over the past 40 years, Canadean has become a market-leading provider of valuable and in-depth market research initially built up in beverages, and more recently in the CPG, Retail and Foodservice markets and related industries.

For more than 25 years, Kable has been providing an unparalleled understanding of key global markets and technology industries to its international client base.

For over 15 years, Current Analysis has supported global IT and telecom professionals with timely, practical market intelligence and advice to help them compete, innovate and improve performance.

The Group acquired Conlumino in 2012. This brand has now been incorporated into the Group, bringing further expertise as well as valuable research and analysis capabilities.

Pyramid Research provides analysis and practical solutions that are uniquely focused on the identification and assessment of growth opportunities within the Technology industry value chains.

Offering a one-stop solution for actionable insight into the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors, GlobalData brings together the very best team of researchers, analysts, epidemiologists and consultants to provide clients with high-quality, accurate and transparent insight that can help clients achieve growth and increase business value.

The Group acquired the Datamonitor Financial, Datamonitor Consumer, MarketLine and Verdict businesses from Informa Plc in 2015. These brands have now been incorporated into the Group, bringing further expertise as well as valuable research and analysis capabilities.

Since its foundation in 1961, ERC has expanded its geographical focus of research and in-depth analysis to cover the tobacco and baby food industries globally.

Our professional information analysts in PharmSource specialize in providing pharma, CMO and CRO executives with the intelligence they need to uncover outsourcing opportunities, grow revenues, and make confident business decisions.

MarketLine is the perfect multi-disciplinary product, providing global Business Intelligence on Companies, Countries, Industries & Case Studies on an easy to use online platform. Online training & analyst support is included. Users can compare economic & demographic data, explore market value, volume and share & build lists of 400k Companies with contact details. Designed for our corporate clients, under our pledge we have been supporting Colleges, Universities, Libraries & Governments for 15yrs.

Through the investment of £100m over two years, the Group has built a strong, unified foundation from which to operate and grow. We have now transformed the Group into one of the world’s leading data and insights solution providers serving a growing client base, which is diversified across geography, size and industriesMike Danson, CEO