NAPERVILLE, IL--(Marketwired - August 26, 2013) - Sikich LLP, a leading accounting, advisory, investment banking, technology and managed services firm, is pleased to announce that for the first time, the firm has been ranked on the Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. With three-year growth of 47 percent, Sikich ranked #4627 on the list.
"We are honored to be recognized on one of the most prominent lists of fastest-growing companies throughout the United States," said Jim Sikich, CEO and managing partner of Sikich. "Our presence on the Inc. 500|5000 demonstrates our commitment to what we have been working toward for the past 30 years -- hiring top candidates and expanding our service offerings and resources to benefit the ultimate business goals of our clients. The firm would not be where it is today without the support of our clients, employees, partners and community."
In addition to 47 percent growth over the past three years, Sikich has also increased its personnel count by nearly 50 percent. Furthermore, engaging in regular mergers and acquisitions has allowed the firm to expand into new geographic markets, offer brand-new services and bring in fresh resources. So far in 2013 alone, Sikich began operations in two new markets -- Houston and Milwaukee; and added three new services -- supply chain, public relations and insurance. With four months left this year, the firm expects that its M&A activity is not complete.
"The past few years have been extraordinary in terms of firm growth, but our drive to seek new organic and inorganic opportunities for future years is high," said Stan Logan, COO and partner. "By the end of 2013, we expect to see an increase in revenue of at least 14 percent. Being recognized on the Inc. 500|5000 confirms that the growth strategy we have set in place will continue to strengthen our firm, and therefore, will strengthen our clients' businesses as well."
Published by Inc. magazine, the Inc. 500|5000 list represents private companies that have grown at impressive rates in a stagnant economic environment. Among all of the list's honorees, median growth rate was 142 percent; aggregate revenue reached $241 billion; and more than 520,000 jobs were created in the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 500|5000 are available on Inc.
Earlier this year, Sikich was ranked as the 40th largest public accounting firm by Accounting Today, recognized as one of the best places to work in both Illinois and Indiana, and named one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in the Chicagoland area. For more information about Sikich, visit the firm's website.
About Sikich LLP
Sikich LLP, a leading accounting, advisory, investment banking, technology and managed services firm, has more than 500 employees throughout the country. Founded in 1982, Sikich now ranks as one of the country's Top 40 Certified Public Accounting firms and is among the top 1% of all enterprise resource planning solution partners in the world. From corporations and non-profits to state and local governments, Sikich clients can use a broad spectrum of services and products that help them reach long-term, strategic goals. Visit www.sikich.com to discover how you can elevate performance in your organization.
Securities are offered through Sikich Corporate Finance LLC, a registered broker dealer with the Securities Exchange Commission and a member of FINRA/SIPC.
The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies -- as of December 31, 2012. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.
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About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference
Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today's entrepreneurial superstars -- the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. community, both a new class of Inc. 500|5000 honorees and the list's alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us October 10-12, 2013, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC. For more information about the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit www.inc500conference.com or call 866-901-3205.