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Vainu Filters - Group Structure

Group structure filters help you to find international cross-functional companies more easily.

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 plus (+) icons to open up the group structure and the minus (-) icons to close them. This way you will see all the companies under the group.

Available filters:

  • Number of companies in a group

  • Number of countries of operations

  • Countries of operations (of group companies)

  • Parent/subsidiary

Number of companies in a group

With the number of companies -filter, you can search by the number 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.

Group's countries of operations 🌏

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.

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!


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.

You can also exclude all Subsidiaries, to only get Group Parent companies and independent companies to your list.

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


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