Table: Top Private Info Tech Companies


ACCENTURE Chicago Services $10,300 10%

SEAGATE Scotts Valley, Comp. 6,600 -2 Calif.

SAIC San Diego Services 5,900 7

GRAYBAR Clayton, Mo. Distrib. 5,200 21 ELECTRIC

SYNNEX Fremont, Contr. 3,700 24 Calif.

BLOOMBERG New York Services 2,500 25

DYNCORP Fairfax, Va. Services 1,800 29

KINGSTON Fountain Contr. 1,600 7 TECHNOLOGY Valley, Calif.

COMARK Bloomingdale, Distrib. 1,560 1 Ill. SHI Somerset, N.J. Services 1,391 53


ACCENTURE The newly named tech consulting and services company is on its own and doing just fine after splitting from its parent, Arthur Andersen.

SEAGATE Bye-bye, public markets. The manufacturer of hard-disk drives thinks its private status will help its long-term planning, including possible acquisitions to drive growth.

SAIC Government contracts for tech outsourcing services helped this former defense contractor grow during a tough year. And investment gains from its venture-capital arm helped profit more than triple, to $2.1 billion.

GRAYBAR Age didn't slow this 132-year-old company. It continued to ELECTRIC grow on demand for its telecom and data equipment--copper cables, fiber-optic cables, and connectors.

SYNNEX A contract manufacturer that distinguishes itself with its distribution system. A shakeout in the distribution sector during 2000 helped boost growth for survivors like Synnex.

BLOOMBERG Provider of financial info over the Web keeps on growing. But uncertainty may lie ahead as founder Michael Bloomberg hands over the chairman's duties and embarks on a political career.

DYNCORP The highflier that made its name in aircraft servicing won a $752 million contract to offer simulated training to the U.S. Army and Marine Corps.

KINGSTON Dropped its networking and peripheral-products divisions in TECHNOLOGY April to focus on memory chips. Memory for high-end servers and workstations helped drive growth in 2000, despite a tough market.

COMARK Resells hardware, software, and peripherals and provides e-business consulting services.

SHI The 11-year-old company has leveraged the Internet to win procurement outsourcing contracts.

Data: OneSource Information Services, company reports, BusinessWeek

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