NEW YORK, NY, April 9, 2020 – FE International is proud to announce its inclusion in the prestigious Financial Times list of the Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2020. FE came in at No. 8 in the financial services category and ranked No. 133 on the overall list.
This is the first time the Financial Times has published this list, created in partnership with the research firm Statista and composed of the companies that contribute most to economic growth. The list provides an invaluable insight into the performance of many privately held company across America, with data not usually made available to the public.
The companies are ranked by compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in revenue between 2015 and 2018. The full report, featuring case studies and analysis, will be published online and in the print and edition of the Financial Times on May 12, 2020.
Ismael Wrixen, CEO of FE International, the global market leader in mid-market technology M&A, notes: “As a rapidly scaling firm, it is a privilege to be recognized alongside so many remarkable companies in the technology and financial services sector. The firm’s ranking demonstrates both our global reach and the strength of our M&A services, providing safe, secure, and successful acquisitions for technology business owners and investors alike.”
The three-year period of significant growth positioned FE for a breakout year in 2019, with the firm advising on over one hundred and fifty acquisitions that year in the SaaS, e-commerce, and content business sectors globally, including several notable eight-figure acquisitions.
Lifetime, FE has completed nearly 1,000 acquisitions, achieving a 94.1% success rate, and enjoys a reputation as the preeminent advisor and valuation thought-leader in the M&A advisory services industry, offering comprehensive exit planning services and direct access to an established network of pre-qualified international investors.
The firm also launched its latest private equity fund, LTV SaaS Growth VIILTV SaaS Growth VI, an eight-figure NAV fund for accredited investors seeking passive exposure to high growth, profitable SaaS businesses. FE also runs the trade publication SaaS Mag, the SaaS 1000 list, LTV Conf, and other sector-specific companies.
The inaugural FT Americas ranking appears in the midst of the global Covid-19 pandemic, at what the Financial Times, in its announcement, terms “a perilous and uncertain time for many companies, as the coronavirus severely curtails economies, workforces and ultimately growth.”
However, as the announcement points out, the ranking also highlights 500 businesses across the continent for whom innovation and creativity have paid off — attributes that will underpin resilience and enable many of them to thrive once the worst effects of the pandemic are behind them.”
The Financial Times’ Americas ranking of companies growing at warp speed is led by the technology sector, which claims 25% of the list, with support services companies taking 9% and financial services firms 7%. The FT notes that investors can utilize the list to analyze which companies seem poised to be the most resilient in the post-coronavirus economy.