Australian Growth Company Awards nominations open
1st Jul 14
Sparke Helmore Lawyers, in partnership with Macquarie Capital, Deloitte, Westpac Institutional Bank, Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Limited, MYOB and the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Journal, is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the third annual Australian Growth Company Awards.
The Australian Growth Company Awards are focused on celebrating excellence in the mid-market ($25 million to $350 million). They recognise companies that demonstrate high rates of growth, as well as innovation, integrity, contribution to community and sustainability.
Launched in 2012, the awards have attracted hundreds of nominees from a range of business sectors, with a combined turnover of more than $15 billion. This year, there are four award categories:
- Growth Company of the Year
- Growth Company CEO of the Year
- Exit of the Year
- Growth Company to Watch.
"We are thrilled to be holding the Australian Growth Company Awards again in 2014”, said Nick Humphrey, Head of Corporate at Sparke Helmore. “Companies in the mid-market are the engine-room of our economy, so it’s important that we continue to recognise the extraordinary contribution they make to the Australian business community and economy.”
Nominations will be assessed by an independent panel of judges comprised of Award co-sponsor representatives. The judges will be rewarding nominees who meet the eligibility criteria, and display outstanding innovation, sustainability and integrity. Winners will be announced at an Awards event on 16 October 2014.
Award nominations open on 1 July and close on 15 September 2014. Nomination forms and further information are available at http://www.sparke.com.au/our-firm/initiatives/australian-growth-company-awards/.
Author: Adrian O’Shannessy, Director, Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills
Author: Dr Kar Mei Tang, Head of Policy and Research, AVCAL