Strategic Growth Markets

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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:

Corporate venture capital grows as big business responds to disruption

There are now approximately 1,300 corporate venture funds worldwide and in 2015 US$28b of corporate venture capital flowed into over 1,300 deals across a range of sectors. Learn more.

Following record-breaking 2015, VC settles down

Last year, VC saw its highest level in nearly two decades, but it's back to reality in 2016 as investors switch to focus on execution. Learn more.

US IPO volume remains low in first quarter

US IPO activity was muted in the first quarter of 2016, with 10 deals raising US$753 million, according to the quarterly EY Global IPO Trends: 2016 1Q. However, a combination of the US equities market rebound at the end of 1Q16, and the healthy pipeline of IPO-ready companies bring cautious optimism for the remainder of the year.

Women entrepreneurs looking to scale – apply here

The ninth annual EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ program is now accepting applications. Apply or nominate a high-potential woman entrepreneur from the US or Canada before June 27, 2016

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.

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.

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.