Strategic Growth Markets

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Companies that want to be market leaders benefit by working with one.

EY is the world leader in advising, guiding and recognizing entrepreneurs.

Our Strategic Growth Markets practice (SGM) is a global network of professionals advising the full spectrum of dynamic, fast-moving and ground-breaking companies around the world which include these:

  • Venture capital-backed / private equity portfolio companies
  • Large private and family enterprises
  • IPO-bound companies
  • Public companies represented on the R3000 and R2000 indices

Our convening power is second to none

Through our marquee programs, we gather C-level executives, entrepreneurs, investors and advisors to network, hear inspirational stories, share ideas and celebrate success.

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs, the EY Strategic Growth Forum® is the world’s largest gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. Xinhua News Agency named Strategic Growth Forum one of the most important events in American business.

Find out more about Strategic Growth Markets:


Women in leadership: The family business advantage

Why are the world’s largest family businesses embracing women in leadership? We explore the trend and what other businesses can learn from it.
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VC, IPO and M&A activity since 1997

The Venture Capital Insights report looks at VC participation and pre-money valuations 1997-2014. The report also provides an overview of IPO and M&A companies.
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How do family businesses create lasting success?

To secure their legacy, family businesses must focus on seven key issues. Learn the details from our survey of the world’s largest family businesses.

Global VC sees record-setting year in 2014

The upward trend for global venture capital in 2014 is likely to continue, with a consistent pipeline of new IPO listings and improved investor confidence. Learn more.

3 adaptations to help women entrepreneurs scale big

Our Entrepreneurial Winning Woman program reveals ways women-led companies can accelerate growth, along with survey data from the Babson College Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership. Learn more.

Family business cohesion and profitability

Our report In harmony highlights initial findings from a global survey of the world’s largest family businesses. Learn more.

How governance can impact an IPO firm’s success

The path from IPO to an index can be short. The key to sustaining valuation is having a plan to meet investors’ expectations. Learn more.

The JOBS Act: 2014 mid-year update

Since the enactment of the JOBS Act, emerging growth companies (EGCs) have dominated the market, representing 84% of the IPOs that have gone effective. Our 2014 mid-year update examines the IPO market after the implementation and execution of the Act and what still needs to be done.