Staying private doesn’t mean staying small.
Bloomberg vs. Thomson Reuters
Acquisitions have fueled Thomson Reuters’s growth, while Bloomberg’s business is built around a core product—the Bloomberg Terminal.
Here’s a look at how just a few of Inc.’s Private Titans
compare with public companies in the same space.
SOURCE: INC. STAFF REPORTING
Airbnb vs. Hilton
Airbnb listings outnumber Hilton hotel rooms by almost six to one,
but Hilton generated more than three times as much revenue in 2017.
Fidelity vs. Charles Schwab
After Charles Schwab democratized investing,
Fidelity became the first mutual fund company to hit the Web.
New Balance vs. Nike
Nike has competitors, but no rival—not even
112-year-old New Balance.
McGraw-Hill vs. Pearson
Both companies have transformed from textbook publishers to tech companies, but Pearson owns a larger share of the global education market.