Triangle Business Journal’s Fast 50
Puts Largest Urgent Care Organization in the State at the Top of the List
Clayton, NC – December 5, 2013 – FastMed Urgent Care claimed #1 Fastest Growing Private Company at the Triangle Business Journal’s Fast 50 Awards dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh.
The Triangle Business Journal unveiled its 2013 Fast 50 Awards list of the 50 fastest-growing private companies in the Raleigh-Durham area with FastMed Urgent Care taking first place. Over 450 attendees representing the technology, biopharmaceutical, medical, real estate, construction and supply industries competed for the TBJ’s Fast 50 first place honor. While the majority of companies recognized by the TBJ’s Fast 50 have been established an average of 20 years, FastMed was established in 2001 and experienced 369% growth between 2011 and 2013 with rapid expansion in the Triangle area and throughout North Carolina.
The Fast 50 winners were selected and ranked based on a formula that counts revenue growth and profitability in the preceding three years (2010-2012). The numbers were analyzed by PricewaterhouseCoopers, a Fast 50 partner. Captive Aire, Coldwell Banker, InServ, LM Restaurants, 02 Fitness, Research Square, The Select Group, TriMark Solutions were among those honored as Fast 50 companies.
“It was very exciting, and I would like to thank each and every FastMed employee for their hard work in contributing to FastMed’s recognition as #1 in growth,” said Jason A. Williams MPAS, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Eastern Region and Founder of FastMed, who accepted the award on behalf of FastMed Urgent Care. “At the end of the day while growth is important we believe in providing convenient, high quality and cost effective health care to our patients. If we take care of our patients, growth will take care of itself.”
“These winners represent organizations that have been champions of growth in the Triangle,” said Bryan Hamilton, publisher of Triangle Business Journal. “These leaders are doing all they can to add jobs and inject cash into our community, and we’re so thankful for it.”
The exact rankings of the finalist companies were revealed at the Fast 50 Awards dinner and were profiled in the November edition of the Triangle Business Journal. For a list of winners, click here for details or visit http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle and search for “Fast 50”.
About Triangle Business Journal:
The Triangle Business Journal is the leading provider of local business news for the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area of North Carolina. Triangle Business Journal also publishes special publications such as SPACE, TBJ the magazine and Book of Lists. In addition to producing an award-winning news product, TBJ hosts recognized, sold-out events such as Fast 50, Women in Business, 40 under 40, the GREEN Awards and others. At trianglebusinessjournal.com, you will find daily breaking business news, nomination forms for awards, business event listings and resources for those driven to lead in the Triangle region.
About FastMed Urgent Care:
FastMed Urgent Care is a North Carolina-based owner and operator of urgent care facilities with locations throughout North Carolina and Arizona. FastMed focuses on the delivery of non-appointment based medicine to the non-emergency patient market. The urgent care centers are open 365 days a year and are staffed with experienced and licensed physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. For more information, please visit www.fastmed.com. FastMed is managed by an affiliated entity of one of the investment funds of the Comvest Group.
About the Comvest Group:
The Comvest Group, with $1.2 billion of assets under management, provides flexible financing solutions to lower middle-market companies through its equity and debt funds, often meeting time-critical and complex funding requirements. The firm includes seasoned, senior level operating executives who partner with managers and owners of companies to operationally improve businesses and create long-term value. Since 2000, Comvest has invested more than $1.5 billion of capital in over 105 public and private companies. For more information, please visit www.comvest.com.
Reuel Heyden | Sr. Dir. of Marketing & Community Relations
FastMed Urgent Care