E78 Partners Named to the 2021 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies


E78 Partners earned the rank of No. 385 on the 2021 Inc. 5000, with three-year revenue growth of 1,249 percent.

CHICAGO — Inc. magazine recently revealed that Element 78 Partners (E78 Partners), a leading tech-enabled provider of financial and accounting solutions, is No. 385 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

It’s an honor to be named No. 385 on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies. It’s an even greater honor to be named to the top 10 percent of companies on the list for the third year in a row.

Formed in 2016, E78 Partners has grown from just two employees and $1.8M in revenue to more than 250 employees and ~$60M in revenue at the close of 2021.The finance, accounting and technology service provider has offices nationwide, including Chicago, Austin, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Seattle. The Company has grown both organically and inorganically over this time, with four acquisitions over the last 12-months to complement its services and expand its geographic footprint.

“The COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented challenges to and opportunities for our business,” said Signa. “Despite the challenges the last year has brought, we were able to provide vital services to our customers and grow in the process. We couldn’t have done it without an outstanding team that is customer obsessed and truly understands the needs of private equity firms and their portfolio companies because many of us came from private equity.”

Not only have the companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but this year’s list also proved especially resilient and flexible given 2020’s unprecedented challenges. Among the 5,000, the average median three-year growth rate soared to 543 percent, and median revenue reached $11.1 million. Together, those companies added more than 610,000 jobs over the past three years.

“Our growth goal is to have 700 employees with revenues in excess of $200M in five years,” said Signa. “We believe we’re in the early stages of our lifecycle and have much more growth ahead, which is evidenced by our strong customer retention rate and expansion of services with more than 300 institutionally-backed companies across the United States.”

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Methodology

Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2020. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2020 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to three decimal places. There was one tie on this year’s Inc. 5000. 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 http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

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About E78 Partners

E78 partners with portfolio companies and their financial sponsors to deliver enterprise solutions that improve the efficiency and performance of their finance operations. E78 provides a comprehensive suite of accounting, finance, technology, outsourcing and cost management solutions that improve performance, drive growth and help achieve clients’ goals. The company was founded in 2016 and has more than 350 senior professionals. For more information, visit e78partners.com.

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