2024 ACG MN BOLD Awards

BOLD event

Event Details


February 27, 2024 2:30 PM - 6 PM CST


Original. Inventive. Daring and BOLD. These awards are a BIG DEAL.

These awards are designed to honor and recognize innovation, inspirational moves, bold visions and leaders that have made bold moves to positively grow, restructure or enhance their companies for the benefit of all stakeholders. Leaders and their teams (investment bankers, lawyers, bankers, and others assisting the nominees BOLD moves) will be recognized for imagination, innovation and extraordinary efforts to grow Minnesota.

Nominations have been submitted for organization category (by gross revenue):

  • Small and Growing ($0-$20 million)
  • Middle Market ($20-$250 million)
  • Large and Established ($250 million +)
  • BOLDest Leader of the Year
  • BOLDest Transaction of the Year
  • BOLD Inspiration: Community Involvement

Deadline to nominate is December 1. Nominations are for BOLD moves that occurred between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2023.

Non-Profits: The Sanneh Foundation
2022 Start-Ups: Oncodea
Early Stage: Silicon Prairie
Small & Growing: Enova Illumination
Middle Market: CONCEPT Advanced Manufacturing Solutions
Large & Established: Digi International

2023 BOLDest of the BOLD Winner

Digi International


Click here to see photos from the 2023 BOLD Awards Gala!

Click here to see the winners' videos!





About ACG Minnesota and the BOLD Awards

For those of you who are new to ACG Minnesota, we are a networking organization focused on growing the middle market through mergers and acquisitions, our 300 local members are driving those deals! ACG members, simply put, are corporate leaders and trusted partners: the attorneys, accountants, advisors and capital sources who get deals done. As an ACG member, you benefit from our global network of almost 15,000 members and over 90,000 investors, owners, executives, lenders and trusted advisors worldwide.

ACG Minnesota hosts almost 50 events in the Twin Cities every year, and the BOLD Awards is one of them that honors and highlights the innovative and inspirational organizations that make Minnesota great. This program celebrates the corporate leaders and teams that are behind successful mergers and acquisitions, financing and extraordinary strategies that lead to sustainability, remarkable performance and/or accelerated growth across all industries and size including not for profits. The judging process is intense and thorough, to whittle all nominations down to 18 finalists across 6 categories. The event is a vivid, high-energy BOLD celebration of the businesses that grow Minnesota! The winners of each category are announced at the event and finally the BOLDest of BOLD winner is chosen at the event via a real-time, live audience vote.

Daring. Original. Inventive. and BOLD. These awards are a big deal. They showcase the best in corporate growth and the leaders who have had to make bold bets on behalf of their companies. Join us by nominating a company today and celebrate these BOLD organizations for their courageous business decisions that have driven remarkable corporate performance. 

Thank you to our sponsors!