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Paving the way for high-growth companies and entrepreneurs

30 years ago, EY formed a practice dedicated to serving the unique needs of high-growth companies to help them grow into market leaders. Today, our Strategic Growth Markets practice (SGM) is a global network of professionals proficient in every area of the firm. A network focused on advising the full spectrum of dynamic, fast-moving and ground-breaking companies around the world, including:

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

More than any other professional services firm, EY has been on the forefront of accelerated growth, fueled by ambition, innovation and market disruption. We know what it looks like and we know how to support it. That’s how EY became and has remained the undisputed world leader in advising, guiding and recognizing entrepreneurs.

Our convening power is second to none

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

  • EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®: celebrating 30 years in 2016, this global program and award recognizes and celebrates the best high-growth companies and entrepreneurs in over 60 countries.
  • EY Strategic Growth Forum®: held throughout the year in major cities around the world, our Forums are one of the world’s largest and most anticipated multi-day events featuring keynotes and breakaway sessions with executives, innovators, entrepreneurs and global leaders.

Find out more about Strategic Growth Markets:


US IPO Trends 2015 4Q

After a banner 2014, IPO activity on US exchanges in 2015 was more subdued by comparison. At 173 IPOs, US deal numbers were down 41%, but only 5% below the 10-year median annual IPO deal number of 183 listings. And at $33.3b, capital raised was down 65%, reflecting the decline in median deal sizes. Read more.

Webcast: Competing for capital - 2016 IPO and M&A outlook

Leading transaction professionals give an overview of activity and trends and share their IPO and M&A exit trends outlook for 2016. Watch on demand.

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ winner

Jayshree Ullal, President and CEO, and Andy Bechtolsheim, Founder of Arista Networks, named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 National Overall Award winners. Read more.

How do entrepreneurs keep nimble and still grow?

For Surmounting 21st century business challenges: how leading entrepreneurs are thriving, we surveyed  EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 winners about growth, risk and innovation. Learn more.

Entrepreneurial Winning Women named for 2015

This year, twelve business owners were named as the class of 2015 in Palm Springs, CA at the Strategic Growth Forum. See the winners.

Succession planning in a family business is vital

Leadership changes can result in stress that impacts a family and business for years. Our report, Preparing or procrastinating? identifies best practices for succession planning. Learn more.

How companies take investor relations to heart

An effective IR organization is vital for companies both pre and post IPO. Our new report gets to the heart of the matter.

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.
Learn more.