06. Company History

6.1 When and how did the company start?
6.2 Have its structure and operations remained the same?
6.3 Summarize key events in the company’s recent history.
6.4 List recent mergers and/or acquisitions.

The Annual Information Form at SEDAR typically provides basic information on company history.  The company annual report and web site might have additional information.

A Canadian News Search may be helpful for more recent history. For older materials use Google News Archive or the Wayback machine which allows you to look at historical web sites back to 1996.

Carleton Resources (for Carleton students only)

You can find information on company history in the Datamonitor report at Business Source Complete (you will need to select Business Source Complete from the list). Choose “company profiles” for the Datamonitor report.   Mergent Online also has an extensive history section.