The ‘age of companies’ is a question I seem to get a lot.
- In the Equity part of Thomson One Banker you can add the item Year Company Founded (CCYY). Here you can’t enter a time range, you have to enter the year(s) manually. You can add this item to your report, and you will get a date (not just a year).
- In the M&A part of Thomson One Banker you can add the item ‘Year Target Company Founded’ (FOUNDED) to the Search List (use item search to find this item). However, you can’t add it to the report! According to the list of definitions the item AFOUNDED (Year Acquiror Company Founded) also exists, but I can’t add it to the Search List or to the report.
- WorldScope has (for some companies) the items WS.CompanyFoundedDate and WS.CompanyFoundedYear. You should add both to your report, because sometimes a company has a date but no year and vice versa. From my experience: this is very incomplete.
Do you know and use other sources?