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:


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.

Family governance: issues, concerns and the strategies

Family businesses have to make some unique decisions. Here are two case studies on how families addressed transition.

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.

2014 Entrepreneurial Winning Women

Meet the winners of our North American competition and leadership program that identifies and connects high-potential women entrepreneurs with advisors, resources and insights.

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.

Venture capital continues to fuel the IPO surge

EY’s Jackie Kelley and Jeff Grabow examine the current VC-backed landscape and the ways in which venture capital helps entrepreneurs along their IPO journey in the 2014 Venture Capital Review.

North American value creation study

This seventh annual report analyzes private equity exits in North America from 2006 to 2013, reviewing value creation drivers and highlighting the flexibility of the PE model to generate outperformance throughout an economic cycle.