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SOURCE ACG Atlanta
Honorees will be recognized at the Annual Georgia Fast 40 Awards Dinner & Gala on June 19, 2014 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Buckhead
ATLANTA, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ACG Atlanta, the Atlanta Chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth® (ACG), a global professional organization with the mission of Driving Middle-Market Growth® with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and private investment, today announced the 2014 Georgia Fast 40, representing the top 40 fastest growing middle-market companies in Georgia.
"We were very impressed with the caliber of companies that were nominated this year, as we had the largest applicant pool in the history of the event," stated Dan Bauer, ACG Atlanta Chapter President and CFO of CardioMEMS. "These companies exemplify ACG's focus on Middle-Market Growth and represent over 13,000 added jobs." Patrick Putman, Chairman of the 2014 Georgia Fast 40 Awards and Managing Director for The PrivateBank agreed. "The lower Middle-Market honorees had over a 200% weighted growth rate, and the upper Middle Market honorees had more than a 140% weighted growth rate," stated Putman.
Criteria and selection for the award includes the following: 1) eligible companies must be for profit and headquartered in Georgia, 2) most recent year-end revenues ranging from $15 million to $500 million, and 3) three years of verifiable revenue and employment growth. The applicants' financials were validated by national accounting firm and founding Diamond sponsor, Cherry Bekaert LLP, and an ACG Selection Committee evaluated each application and conducted in-person interviews with all qualified applicants.
The honored companies include:
LOWER MIDDLE-MARKET HONOREES INCLUDE (Revenues of $15M to $60M):
Angel Oak Capital Advisors
Connectivity Wireless Solutions
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Efreightsolutions Holdings, LLC
Five Point Partners, LLC
Midtown Consulting Group
MiMedx Group, Inc.
Scheduling Institute, Inc.
Sterling Restaurants, LLC
Strategic Systems & Technology Corp.
United Mobile Solutions
UPPER MIDDLE-MARKET HONOREES INCLUDE (Revenues of $60M to $500M):
ACS Group (American CyberSystems, Inc.)
Alliance Bus Group, Inc.
American Global Logistics
BIG TIME PRODUCTS
Control Southern Inc
Halperns' Steak and Seafood
Hire Dynamics LLC
Pro View Foods, LLC
Robert Bowden, Inc.
T. D. Farrell Construction, Inc.
The Awards will be presented to honorees at the Georgia Fast 40 Awards Dinner and Gala on June 19, 2014, where guests will enjoy an evening of celebration with Honorees and 500+ of the leaders of the Georgia business community. While still available, tables and single tickets can be purchased online, www.acgatlanta.org. Honorees will also be highlighted in an editorial feature in the August issue of Georgia Trend magazine.
About ACG Atlanta
ACG comprises more than 14,000 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 54 chapters in North America and Europe. Founded in 1974, ACG Atlanta is one of the oldest and most active chapters, providing the area's executives and professionals a unique forum for exchanging ideas and experiences concerning organic and acquisitive growth. Programs include Atlanta ACG Capital Connection, The Georgia Fast 40 Honoree Awards and Gala, An Around the World Wine Tasting and Reception, an active Women's Forum and Young Professionals group, as well as networking dinner and breakfast meetings throughout the year.
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