SYOSSET, N.Y., May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Now through May 20, CEO Connection is accepting nominations for the 2016 Top Private Equity Firms for the Mid-Market list. This list, which will be updated annually, will recognize those Private Equity (PE) firms that have proven most effective for mid-market companies. More information, including a link to the nomination form, is available here. The list will be revealed this summer and award winners recognized at CEO Connection's Mid-Market Convention, scheduled for September 18-21 at The Wharton School in Philadelphia.
"We seek to highlight private equity firms that invest primarily in mid-market companies ($100 million to $3 billion in annual revenue) with a vision of developing strategic partnerships," says George Bradt, who co-founded CEO Connection in 2005 with Kenneth Beck. "These partnerships are essential in maximizing the next phase of growth. Our first annual list will recognize PE firms that have brought results-oriented expertise to this market."
Nominations are being accepted from everyone in the mid-market community, and CEO Connection encourages members and non-members alike to spread the word about this opportunity. A selection committee composed of mid-market leaders will solicit opinions from colleagues, academics and business journalists. The selection process will include a close look at five metrics: commitment to the mid-market; partnership effectiveness; financial performance; resources; and social impact.
The Mid-Market Convention and associated awards and rankings are an annual showcase for leaders and innovators at mid-sized corporations. CEO Connection maintains that the mid-market represents a vital cog in the global economy, not only for its robust job creation, but also for its capacity to drive social change and re-define business from the bottom up.
"The mid-market is the underappreciated workhorse of the economy," adds Bradt. "We created CEO Connection to meet the needs and speak to the issues facing mid-market executives."
CEO Connection already has plans to expand its influence, including perhaps the introduction of more mid-market rankings. At the same time, the organization intends to forge additional partnerships with companies serving the mid-market. The organization is also exploring relationships with business schools to enhance their ability to provide the right sort of training and skill-building for this all-important sector of the economy. CEO Connection intends to help its partner schools discover talent and grow their human capital network. Finally, the organization has a bevy of committees it will assemble as part of optimizing opportunities for growth and learning among its membership.
Registration for the 2016 Mid-Market Convention is still open. The convention is open to CEO Connection members and other mid-market leaders who hold specific positions and have responsibility over a company, division or unit. The Top PE Firms for the Mid-Market List will be recognized as part of the Mid-Market Awards Dinner on September 20. Additional awards will be handed out for the following: Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market; Mid-Market Company of the Year; Mid-Market CEO of the Year; Mid-Market Rising Star; and the Social Impact Award.
About CEO Connection
CEO Connection is the ONLY membership organization in the world reserved exclusively for CEOs of mid-market companies – companies with between $100 million and $3 billion in annual revenue. Through private in-person events, specialized online and offline communications, and personal, individualized attention, we connect thousands of mid-market CEOs to the people, information and resources that can make them more successful.
Members are C-level executives with responsibility for all or significant portions of their respective company. They represent a wide variety of businesses across a broad geographic spectrum. Collectively mid-market companies account for $10 trillion of the $30 trillion annual U.S. private sector gross receipts.
Inspired by C-level Wharton executives, CEO Connection began in 2005 and has evolved into a dynamic community with wide-ranging benefits uniquely designed to help the mid-market CEO and champion the mid-market perspective. It is all about CEOs helping CEOs.
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