The Middle Market Growth Awards recognize exceptional middle-market companies across four categories. A fifth category honors rising young professionals working in the middle market.
Finalists and winners will be selected by a panel of expert judges selected by the Middle Market Growth team, based on the editorial criteria set for each award.
Finalists in each category will be featured in a special edition of Middle Market Growth published in Spring 2021. Winners will be recognized at the Association for Corporate Growth’s InterGrowth conference at the Fontainebleau in Miami, April 26-28, 2021.
Application forms for each category are available below*:
MMG Growth Engine Award
An organization that has demonstrated remarkable growth over the past year, either through M&A, organic growth, new locations, and/or the addition or expansion of product and service lines. Apply here.
MMG Job Creator Award
An organization that can demonstrate significant job creation over the past year, or that can demonstrate creative and effective strategies for retaining jobs during the COVID-19 crisis. Apply here.
MMG Innovation Award
An organization that can demonstrate a newly introduced or expanded offering over the past year that represents a notable innovation within its industry. This could include a new product, a service performed in a new or innovative way, or a product or service delivered at an unprecedented scale, for example. Apply here.
MMG Workplace Award
An organization that can demonstrate a vibrant corporate culture, through strong employee retention and engagement, innovative benefits, or a compelling recruitment proposition for prospective hires. Apply here.
MMG Young Professionals Awards
Up to five professionals with fewer than 15 years of experience will be awarded for their accomplishments working within a middle-market operating company, or in an investor or advisory capacity working directly with middle-market businesses or on M&A activities. Apply here.
*Information provided on the application forms must be able to be shared publicly. Applicants should ensure all information is accurate and in compliance with any regulations they are subject to. Applications will be evaluated on activities, metrics and milestones achieved over the past 12 months.
HOW TO APPLY
Organizations and young professionals interested in applying for a Middle Market Growth Award should fill out an application in the relevant category, available via the links above.
WHO SHOULD APPLY
For the corporate categories, the applicant should be a middle-market business with $10 million to $1 billion of revenue, headquartered in the United States or Canada.
Investors, advisers and other partners are encouraged to apply on behalf of a middle-market client. All details provided on the application form will be verified with the company prior to judging.
At least one individual listed on the award application, either from the company or one of its partners, must hold an active ACG membership at the time of judging.
For the Young Professionals awards, the applicant should work within or alongside middle-market companies and have fewer than 15 years of experience in the industry. The applicant must hold an active ACG membership at the time of judging.
October 1, 2020
Award applications open
November 30, 2020
Applications close at 11:59 Central Time
Applications are reviewed by an esteemed panel of industry leaders
Finalists are contacted and interviewed for a profile in Middle Market Growth
Winners are notified
Special print edition of Middle Market Growth is mailed
April 26-28, 2021
Winners are recognized at ACG’s InterGrowth conference