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The Top 100 Fastest Growing SMEs in Nigeria, brought to you by BusinessDay Media, the award is designed to recognize and celebrate the impact and achievements of 100 fastest growing small and medium scale companies across different segments in Nigeria.

Through diligent research, we hope to present the most authentic list of top 100 businesses from different industries, with particular focus on the startups, and fast growing businesses.

This edition of the Top 100 Fastest Growing SMEs Award is themed: Unlocking Nigeria’s SME Potential: The Path to Economic Growth.

To be included in the list of Nigeria’s top 100 fastest growing companies, a company has to meet certain criteria.

Criteria For Top100 SMEs

Here are the criteria:

  1. Revenue of at least N20 Million generated in 2015.
  2. Revenue of at least N100Million generated in 2018.
  3. The company is independent (the company is not a subsidiary or branch office of any kind).
  4. The company is headquartered in Nigeria.
  5. The revenue growth between 2015 and 2018 is primarily organic (i.e. “internally” stimulated from business activities).
  6. If a company is listed on a stock exchange, its share price has not fallen 25% or more since 2015.
  7. Company’s balance sheet (asset value) size must be at least N5 Million in 2015.
  8. Company’s balance sheet (asset value) size must be at least N50 Million in 2018.
  9. The Company must have a staff strength of at least 11 or more employees within the period (2015– 2018) under review.
  10. Must be profitable within the review period.
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Chude Jideonwo
Co Founder, Red Media
Dr. Jumoke Oduwole
Special Adviser to the President on Ease of Doing Business (Keynote Speaker)
Femi Osinubi
Partner/Experience Center & Emerging Technologies Leader, PwC
Kofo Akinkugbe
MD/Founder SecureID
Ada Osakwe
SSA to CEO & Head, Government Relations Nigerian Stock Exchange
Teju Abisoye
Ag. Executive Secretary, LSETF
Mr. Elo Umeh
CEO, Terragon Group
Eloho Omame
MD/CEO, Endeavor
Yoanna “Pepper” Chikezie
CEO/Founder, The Assembly
Olawale Ayilara
CEO, Landwey
Bukola Akomolafe
Commercial Manager, Travelstart
Ukinebo Dare
Head, Edo State Skills Development Agency
Collins Onuegbu
Executive Vice Chairman, Signal Alliance
Deepankar Rustagi
Founder/CEO, Omnibiz

Session Date: 21st September 2020

Presentation by Adeyinka Adesope(GMD/CEO Palton Morgan Holdings
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

Harnessing Investment Options in Real Estate- Modalities, Effectiveness & Impact.
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

This panel will discuss the available real estate investment opportunities and the modalities for offsetting the inherent challenges.

What are the factors to consider when venturing into real estate investment? What are the investment types, attendant risks, mitigation strategies?

What are the sources of investment properties? Discuss REITS, immigrant investor programs, property listing services, real estate agents and real estate brokers, real estate wholesalers & investors/land flipping, crowdfunding, private and public properties, real estate property types).

What are the real estate cash flow generation channels/drivers? Discuss NOI (rent & facility management), Tax shelter effects, Equity build-up, and capital appreciation.

How can international investors gain from investing in African real estate?

What can be done to create a favorable investment climate?

What ideas can be explored to solve issues hampering the Nigerian real estate sector?

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Tayo Odunsi (CEO NORTH COURT REAL ESTATE)

Panel Speaker 1 - Gbadebo Adejana (MD/CEO Realty Point Ltd)

Panel Speaker 2- Adeyinka Adesope (GMD/CEO Palton Morgan Holdings)

Panel Speaker 3 - Mohammed Asaria (MD/CEO Range Development)

Panel Speaker 4 - Mobola Akinkugbe (Partner AO2 Law)

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