Australian Growth Company Awards 2013 announced

13 May 2013

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 second annual Australian Growth Company Awards. We are delighted to welcome MYOB, Australia’s largest provider of business management solutions, as a new award partner this year.

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 with great success, the inaugural awards attracted over a hundred nominees from a range of business sectors, with a combined turnover of more than $12 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.

“Companies in the mid-market make an extraordinary contribution to the Australian business community and economy, which should be acknowledged and celebrated”, said Nick Humphrey, Head of Corporate at Sparke Helmore. “The Australian Growth Company Awards give those involved in successful and growing Australian businesses operating in the mid-market space the recognition they deserve.”

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 24 October 2013. Tim Reed, MYOB’s Chief Executive Officer, will be the keynote speaker at the awards.

Award nominations open on 13 May and close on 30 August 2013. Nomination forms and further information are available at

About Sparke Helmore

Sparke Helmore Lawyers is a firm of 600 people working from eight offices across Australia, serving the needs of the insurance, government, financial services, mining, construction and property sectors. Our expertise spans commercial to construction, workplace to insurance, structuring to superannuation, mining to manufacturing, and property to procurement.

Our Corporate Group is dedicated to providing a boutique offering servicing mid-market M&A, banking and private equity, delivering world class service and expertise. Our team combines senior partners and associates with experience gained on some of the most iconic and cutting-edge deals while working in top tier Australian and global law firms. In the last 18 months, the team has worked on more than 44 transactions with an aggregate value of $2.4 billion.

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