The largest Corporations, the 10 AAA Megacorporations, own a seat on the Corporate Court, the arbitral body over all worldwide corporations (a sort of "Corporate United Nations"). The AA Corporations are multinational corporations with extraterritoriality, while the A Corporations are just beginning to have a multinational presence. The Sixth world's biggest fortunes, represent large individual fortunes.
The Corporate Court rates AAA the largest and most important corporations. Also called Prime Megacorporations, AAA-rated corporations enjoy the same extraterritorial privileges as AA megacorporations. They are also given, at least, a representative on the Corporate Court for their importance.
Currently (as of 2070), the following corporations are listed as AAA:
- Ares Macrotechnology: Detroit-based conglomerate of automobile, steel, arms and space industry companies, led by Damien Knight.
- Aztechnology: From Aztlan (formerly Mexico, recreated in Aztec image), heavily involved in consumer goods, chemistry and magic.
- Evo (formerly Yamatetsu): Shipping and infrastructure giant, of Japanese-Philippine origin. Later moved to Vladivostok, Russia.
- Horizon: a media giant
- Mitsuhama Computer Technologies: Started as money laundering operation for the Yakuza but soon surpassed their investors' income by a very large margin.
- NeoNET: Formed from the merger of Transys Neuronet, Erika, and Novatech shortly after the Novatech IPO and Matrix Crash 2.0.
- Renraku Computer Systems: Computer and arms-producing giant from Japan.
- Saeder-Krupp: the world's largest corp, a German conglomerate based on the production of steel, heavy industrial goods, cars (BMW), arms and communications in Europe. Its majority shareholder and chairman is Lofwyr, a Great Dragon, who bought the company stocks from hoarded resources.
- Shiawase Corporation: Old family business, which survived the turmoils of the early 21st century unscathed, quickly able to expand in energy production, biotech and environmental procedures. The oldest megacorp who first fought for mega-corporate sovereignty.
- Wuxing: a Hong Kong-based company and member of the Pacific Prosperity Group
The following corps have held AAA status in the past but no longer do so:
- Cross Applied Technologies: Cross ascended to AAA status after the Corp War of 2060 by obtaining the seat recently vacated by Renraku but subsequently lost that seat during the Matrix Crash 2.0.
- Fuchi Industrial Electronics: Fuchi at one point was the second-most powerful corporation in the world, but the three-way factionalization at the top eventually caused it to fall. In 2059, Richard Villiers withdrew his assets from Fuchi to form Novatech, taking with him Fuchi's corporate seat. Shortly thereafter, Shikei Nakatomi split with the second third of Fuchi and joined Renraku. This remnant, under the control of Korin Yamana merged with Shiawase, as Fuchi effectively ceased to exist by 2060.
- Novatech: The Villiers faction of Fuchi inherited the former megacorp's position on the Corporate Court. However, it never established as successful a position as Fuchi did and made some bitter enemies with former colleagues now working for Renraku and Shiawase. Furthermore, Novatech came under financial assault from Art Dankwalther, an ex-Fuchi accountant who was laid off and later inherited a large sum of money from Dunkelzahn's will, which Art used to exact a personal vendetta against Novatech. In response, Novatech made a massive IPO, going public coincidentally at the same time the AI Deus emerged on the East Coast Stock Exchange. In the aftermath of Matrix Crash 2.0, Novatech merged with AA corporations Erika and Transys Neuronet to form NeoNET, which in turn inherited Novatech's seat on the Corporate Court and sits there in its stead.
The following organizations were founding members of the Corporate Court and hold permanent seats on it.
- Ares Industries (renamed Ares Macrotechnology in 2024)
- BMW (reorganized into Saeder-Krupp in 2036)
- JRJ International (now a part of NeoNET)
- Keruba International (bought by Renraku in 2029)
- Mitsuhama Computer Technologies
Corporations are classified as AA by the Corporate Court if they have a strong multinational presence and a good stability. Nations signatory of the Business Recognition Accords must grant them extraterritorial rights. AA corporations are usually called megacorporations, although the term is often mistakenly considered to only refer to 7-10 AAA Prime Megacorporation members of the Corporate Court.
AA Megacorporations (2078)Edit
- AG Chemie Europa (NEEC)
- Aerospatiale SA
- Citigroup (MDC)
- Colt Manufacturing
- Cord Mutual Insurance
- Eastern Tiger Corporation (PPG)
- ESUS (NEEC)
- Federated-Boeing (PPG)
- Ford Motor Company
- Frankfurter Bankverein AG (Frankfurt Bank Association) (NEEC)
- Gaeatronics (PPG)
- Genesis Consortium
- Global Standstorm
- Hildebrandt-Kleinfort-Bernal (NEEC)
- Integrated Weapon Systems PLC
- Korporacja Opatrznosci Bozej (Providence Corporation)
- Kolkota Integrated Talent & Technologies
- Komatsu Limited
- KondOrchid SA
- Kwonshan Industries
- Lockheed Corporation
- Lone Star Security Services
- Maersk Incorporated Assets (NEEC)
- Monobe International
- Nagato Corporation
- NYPD, Inc. (MDC)
- Proteus AG (NEEC)
- Reality, Inc.
- Regulus Joint Industries
- Renault-Fiat-Meridional (NEEC)
- Shibata Construction and Engineering (PPG)
- Singapore, Inc.
- Sony Corporation (MDC)
- Spinrad Industries ((MDC; NEEC; PPG)
- Tablelands Software
- Tanamyre Resources
- Telestrian Industries Corporation
- Trans-Orbital (MDC)
- Universal Omnitech (PPG)
- Virtual Reality, Inc.
- Winter Systems
- Yakashima Technologies
- Yang Su Enterprises
- Yokogawa Corporation
- Zeta-ImpChem (NEEC)
Corporations are classified as A or Third Tier by the Corporate Court if they are present in at least two different countries. They are also called multinationals.
- Bioenergetica Ukraine (Philike Hetairia)
- Genom Corporation
- Metagenetic Research Consortium
- New Dawn Corp.
- Zion Amalgamated
Consumer Products Edit
- Atlanta International Bank
- Banco Occidental
- Bezpieczny Bank
- Brackhaven Investments
- Confederate Investment Corporation of Atlanta
- Gavilan Ventures
- Ifrit Services (sa.98)
- Olive Holdings
- Trans-Latvia Enterprises
- Ulu Maika Investments
- Zürich Investments
Entertainment and Media Edit
- Amalgamated Studios
- Atlantean Foundation
- Brilliant Genesis
- EarthWyrm Media & Communications
- Independent NewsNet
- Visionquest Entertainment
- Wind Speaker Corp.
- Eta Engineering
- Aegis Cognito (subsidiary of Spinrad Industries)
- ARGUS (Subsidiary of MET2000)
- Infolio (subsidiary of Index-AXA)
- Millennium Consulting
- Special Information Services (subsidiary of Renraku)
- Checkpoint Software
- High Plains Coding (sna.135)
- Tan Tien Incorporated (cd.10)
- Warpdrive Systems (cd.10)
- 10,000 Daggers (Constantinople)
- BrightEdge (Morocco)
- Combat, Inc. (Macao)
- Executive Action Brigade
- Free Marine Corps (Caribbean League)
- MET2000 (AGS)
- Tsunami (Japan)
Military Technology Edit
- Middle Kingdom Security
- Perun Security
- Pueblo Security Enterprises, Inc.
- Revlup Security
Corporations that are within only one nation, no matter their size, are not given a rating by the Corporate Court.
Unknown Rating Corporations Edit
- Arabian Future Industries
- Centurion Industries (ssc.7)
- Centurion Special Security Group
- Defiance Industries (ssc.8)
- Eibisu Biomechanics
- Fichetti Firearms (ssc.25,86)
- Ganges Softworks
- Kelmar Technologies (ssc.41,70-71)
- Kokura Biotechnology Inc.
- Kyuusei Medical
- Lyco Systems(ssc.38)
- Panther Industries (ssc.60)
- Peterson Enterprises
- Polynesian Fuels
- Rebel Network
- Red Wheel Engineering
- Sandler Corporation (ssc.13)
- Williams Technologies (ssc.72)
The Corporate Court Edit
Sixth world's biggest fortunes Edit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Shadows of Europe p.25
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Bloody Business, 140
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Bloody Business, 146
- ↑ Run & Gun ?
- ↑ Neo-Anarchist's Guide to North America
- ↑ State of the Art: 2064 p.21
- ↑ Market Panic p.125
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 "Ruling the Queen City", Seattle Sprawl, 29
- ↑ Shadows of Asia p.182
- ↑ Target: UCAS ?
- ↑ Corporate Guide p.196
- ↑ System Failure pp.110-13
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 "Ruling the Queen City", Seattle Sprawl, 31
- ↑ Rigger 3 p.21
- ↑ Shadows of Europe p.27
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- ↑ Shadows of Europe p.16
- ↑ Shadows of Asia p.11
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 19.2 Shadows of Asia p.8
- ↑ Ghost Cartels p.55
- ↑ Rigger 3 p.20
- ↑ Corporate Guide p.198
- ↑ Corporate Guide p.202
- ↑ 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 Bloody Business, 132
- ↑ Corporate Guide p.211
- ↑ Vice p.54
- ↑ Corporate Guide p.215
- ↑ 28.0 28.1 28.2 Shadows of Europe p.28
- ↑ Street Legends ?
- ↑ The Clutch of Dragons ?
- ↑ Shadows of Asia p.155
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- ↑ Bloody Business, 149
- ↑ Market Panic p.129
- ↑ Cutting Aces pp.33-35
- ↑ 36.0 36.1 Native American Nations, Vol. 1
- ↑ 37.0 37.1 Shadows of North America p.80
- ↑ Target: Awakened Lands p.42
- ↑ "Ruling the Queen City", Seattle Sprawl, 35
- ↑ Target: Matrix p.14
- ↑ Conspiracy Theories p.161
- ↑ Corporate Guide p.220
- ↑ Market Panic p.115
- ↑ Corporate Guide p.224
- ↑ Market Panic p.170
- ↑ Dirty Tricks ?