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Gazelle Company

A slang term for a company that has increased its revenues by at least 20% each year for four years running. This may result in a much higher share price. The term implies that a company is growing, like a gazelle, by leaps and bounds.
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The criteria set for Gazelle companies for 2012 were:
The Plus-quoted company's HiQ Index, designed to map the percentage of high growth businesses in each of the UK's local authority areas, has revealed that gazelle companies make up 6% of Cheshire's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Events like the 3 Rivers Venture Fair showcase the Commonwealth as a place where companies can find the necessary capital and government support to enable them to start and grow the gazelle companies of tomorrow's innovation economy," Yablonsky said.
a $6 million environmental remediation' compliance, and industrial hygiene firm--is one of the few gazelle companies in that region.
Coupled with these statistics, a 1999 Development Report Card for the States (Released by the Corporation for Enterprise Development) ranked Connecticut as 15th in "Entrepreneurial Energy", with the second greatest number of gazelle companies in the nation and the fifth greatest number of technology companies.
While many Government initiatives have been aimed at the so-called gazelle companies (companies capable of 20% compound growth over the next three years) it's important not to lose sight of the other 95% of SMEs.
com)-- Dagens Industri concluded, "The challenges for this year's Gazelle companies could hardly be larger given the past years' global financial crises and its effects on the economy.
Gazelle companies represent Indiana-based firms that are in the midst of rapid growth and at the forefront of their respective technologies.