Orbis: company information across the globe

Orbis is the data resource on private companies for financial analysis relating to approximately 180 million entities, individuals, banks and insurance companies from all over the world (the Library subscribes to the All Companies version which is the largest).

For each company Orbis contains:

  • financial information in historical series up to 10 years;
  • information on groups and relationships between companies (shareholding and shareholdings up to the tenth level);
  • historical shareholder data;
  • complete company details (name, address, telephone number, e-mail, business description, year of incorporation, number of employees);
  • information on corporate ownership (position currently held, positions held in the past, relationship analysis up to the third level).

Main features of the platform:

  • searching for companies by name, tax code, business sector, geographical area, number of employees, balance sheet items, economic-financial indicators, status and legal form;
  • creating lists and samples of companies and carry out customized benchmark analyzes;
  • consulting, for each entity, complete reports with company details, headquarters, economic-financial data, information on ownership;
  • exporting all available information in various formats (Excel, Word, etc.) elaborate comparisons and calculate sector averages. 

It also includes:

  • financial statements in the original pdf version for Italian companies (integration of Aida optical financial statements module);
  • share value of listed companies;
  • ESG reputational risk ratings and metrics;
  • field studies;
  • economic news;
  • M&A deals and rumors (link to Zephyr)

The database also absorbed the contents of the Osiris database which was deactivated.

To login see the guide How to access Bureau van Dijk databases.

Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing
Allowed Domains
studenti.luiss.it, luiss.itstudenti.luiss.it, luiss.it, luissbusinessschool.it, luissbusinessschool.nl, studenti.luissbusinessschool.it, studenti.luissbusinessschool.nl
Access note
Access through IDEM authentication (to download the guide enter your Luiss account); the Library members and Alumni can access the resource from the Library computers only

last 10 years