Star Wars: Dawn of Darkness
The Trade Federation was one of the largest private commercial interests of the Galactic Republic in the years leading up to and including the Clone Wars. The organization became completely controlled by Neimodians in the year 2 GrS under the leadership of Nute Gunray, and after a failed invasion of the planet illegal invasion and occupation of the planet Naboo of that year the organization fell into league with the various corporate powers of the Galaxy that would form the Confederacy of Independent Systems in an effort to regain it’s strength and power prior to the failed occupation. The organization then joined the CIS into the Clone Wars of 13 GrS as one of it’s primary backers.
Following the defeat of the CIS in the Clone Wars, the Federation was nationalized by the newly formed Galactic Empire.