I asked https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/119000/is-there-public-databases-about-subsidiaries-of-companies/119002#119002 on The Workplace, but apparently, it's not the right place and I'm off-topic.

I have a list of suppliers I need to consolidate. I want to make explicit that company A is a brand or a subsidiary of company B.

I tried to see if Wikimedia or other public sources listed on Google Dataset have a structured database with this information, with poor results.

I imagined a well-done JSON with nested relations between companies would be easily available, as it is public information in most cases and it will be useful to a lot of people, but I wasn't able to find any. Maybe I didn't know where to look.

Is there such a database listing companies and their subsidiaries and/or their brands? Is there any that are free? Is there any that are open?

Where should I ask this question?

  • And now, I can't delete it because I have an answer. What should I do? – Akita Sep 10 '18 at 14:37
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    Why would you want to delete it? If someone else wants to know they can see this question and its answer. – Robert Longson Sep 10 '18 at 14:40
  • Should I ask the user who answered to withdraw their answer so I can delete my own question on The Workplace? Or should I wait for it to be deleted my moderators? (I fell super bad :/ ) – Akita Sep 10 '18 at 14:41
  • @RobertLongson My question was downvoted and voted for deletion as off-topic. Apparently, my question should have been posted on Open Data Stack Exchange. So I'm polluting The Workplace's feed, right? or can I migrate my question to Open Data ? – Akita Sep 10 '18 at 14:43
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    You're better off just asking the question on the Open Data site rather than trying to get it migrated. If anyone else comes along and tries to ask a question similar to yours on the workspace they may notice yours and think again so your question might help someone else. – Robert Longson Sep 10 '18 at 14:53
  • OK, I'll do that. I feel bad about not cleaning my error. Lesson learned. :/ I'll edit my question in The Workplace to put a link to my question on Open Data. I guess that would be good practice? – Akita Sep 10 '18 at 15:02

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