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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:


After Q2 recovery, IPO markets will still struggle

Our latest Global IPO Trends Report says we’re in a patchy recovery with a stop-start market till the end of 2016.

How do family businesses resolve disagreement?

Our special report, based on a global survey of the world’s largest family businesses, asks "Can embracing conflict spur positive change?"

The quest for value: what are investors looking for?

Value quest, EY’s 2016 valuation survey, considers how investors find value amid the crowd of private companies.

Does disruption drive job creation?

Record numbers of jobs are disappearing, but disruption can create new opportunities. Learn how in our fifth annual EY Global Job Creation Survey.

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.

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

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.