Orbis is Bureau van Dijk's flagship database of private and listed company information from around the world—all standardized for easy cross-border comparisons.
It includes companies' financial accounts, credit scores from a number of independent providers, directorships, ownership structures, PEPs and sanctions information, and details of mergers and acquisitions activity.
Over 99% of the companies on Orbis are private. Private company information is more difficult to obtain, as the legal obligation to file accounts varies widely from country to country. But BVD works with 140 information providers to fill in as many gaps as possible and offer alternative, less detailed reports and estimates where necessary.
There are two ways to access this data. There is a web interface and the data is also in WRDS.
1.) To gain access to Orbis you will need to be on the Booth network. If you are off campus, please log into the VPN first and then go to the Orbis website. Access is available to Booth faculty, students and staff.
2.) WRDS username and password required. If you do not have a WRDS account, request a WRDS username and password from the WRDS home page. Click on "Register for a WRDS Account" and fill out the form. Once you are logged into WRDS you can find the Orbis data under “Bureau van Dijk.”