Morningstar Acquires Global Financial Filings Database from Global Reports

Apr 24, 2009

Morningstar, Inc., a provider of independent investment research, announced it has acquired the global financial filings database business of Global Reports LLC, a provider of online financial and Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) reports. Financial terms were not disclosed. Global Reports provides online access to full-color financial filings from more than 37,000 publicly traded companies in approximately 130 countries, and offers more than 500,000 current and historical filings and reports in their native languages and in English when available. Subscribers can search filings confidentially according to company name, country, exchange, index, report type, or report year. In addition, the Global Reports database also allows full-text searches across company filings. Morningstar plans to integrate Global Reports’ financial filings database into products such as the company’s investment web site,; Morningstar Advisor WorkstationSM, a web-based investment planning system for advisors; Morningstar DirectSM, a web-based research platform for institutions; and 10-K Wizard, a provider of SEC EDGAR filing research and alert services.