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Vainu Filters - Group structure

They are finally here, group structure filters!

The group structure is visible on the company profile only when the company is identified to be part of a group.

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NOTE! You can click the blue plus (+) icons to open up the group structure and the red (-) icons to close them. This way you will see all the companies under the group.


Number of companies in a group

With Number of companies filter, you can search by the amount of subsidiaries.

- Find companies with over a certain number of companies in the group

- Find only group HQs ➡️this same search can be used to find groups that have over a certain number of companies in them. You can also use this filter to find only group HQs by doing a search like the one below. The results will be only company HQs or the top-level company in the country.

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Countries of operations (of group companies) 🌏

Do you want to find companies that also operate in a specific country? You can for example find Finnish companies that are also operating in Sweden! 

Country filter is needed to tell where the companies need to be located. In the countries of operations-filter, you can choose one or more countries where the companies need to also be operating in.

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Find companies that do not belong to any group:
You can do this by using the Countries of operations filter. 

Exclude your database country. This way the search excludes all group companies that have activity in your own country. This brings you all the companies that are not in a group 👍

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Number of countries of operations:

Is your interest in widely international companies which operate worldwide? This is the ideal filter for you, search for companies with operations in 3 to 50+ countries!

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You will save time when you don't need to rule out subsidiary companies belonging to a larger group. Just use this filter to find all Group parent companies.

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You can also combine these filters for even more accurate results and more interesting searches, for example, companies that operate in Sweden & Finland and the total number of countries they operate in over 5 so they would have 3 other countries + Sweden & Finland where they operate.

Check our other commonly asked questions:

Make a basic search - Create a dynamic list

Edit your existing list & searches

Vainu signals & how to use them

Start from an Excel file

Remove companies from your search/list

How to make AND, OR, NOT searches - Logic of Vainu searches


If you have any questions, please contact us through the chat in the bottom right corner or by sending an email to support@vainu.io 😊