Global Shares on Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list 3rd year in a row

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Global Shares on Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list 3rd year in a row

Global Shares has been listed in the 2019 Deloitte Technology Fast 50™, which ranks the 50 fastest growing tech companies in Ireland over the past four years in terms of their revenue growth, entrepreneurship and innovation.


Global Shares’ won the prestigious Deloitte ‘FinTech Company of the Year’ at the 2017 Awards, which recognises how it has influenced the fintech space in terms of technology, innovation, growth and job creation. The company has ranked in the Deloitte Fast 50 for the past two years.

Our CEO, Tim Houstoun, commented: “We are delighted to receive an endorsement from Deloitte for the third consecutive year, celebrating our growth and indicating the consistent progress we are making. It has been a busy 12 months at Global Shares. We’ve doubled our team in size to more than 300 staff, opened six new offices globally, launched a suite of new services for our clients and introduced a number of important initiatives to ensure our team is in the best possible shape as we continue on our journey of growth. We are one of the fastest-growing tech companies in Ireland because companies around the world come to us looking to take their equity compensation plans to a new level. Next year promises to deliver even stronger growth and that is thanks to the amazing team we have here at Global Shares”.


Fast 50 Awards celebrate 20 years 


David Shanahan, Partner and Fast 50 Programme Lead at Deloitte, said: “The key to the Fast 50, now in its 20th year, is its credibility.  We look at revenue growth over the last four years and validate the accounts.  It’s not just picking the companies randomly or subjectively. It is based on objective measurement of the financial performance of the companies. The winners can call themselves the fastest-growing technology companies in Ireland, which gives them a credible level of external validation and we are told this is extremely useful externally, particularly when it comes to exporting”. 

The Award was accepted by Global Share’s Mark Griffin – Director of Business Development Ireland – at a ceremony in Dublin.


About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50

The 20th annual Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards rank Ireland’s fastest-growing technology companies and recognise indigenous technology companies that have demonstrated exceptional growth in turnover in the last four years.  

The awards demonstrate the contribution of the indigenous technology sector in all areas of technology – from software and life sciences, to computers, semiconductors and telecommunications companies – both public and private – across Ireland.

Cumulatively the 2018 Fast 50 winners generated approximately €2.5 billion in total annual revenues in 2018. The average revenue of companies featuring on the ranking was approximately €50 million, while the average growth rate of the companies over the last four years was 373%.

Please Note: This publication contains general information only and Global Shares is not, through this article, issuing any advice, be it legal, financial, tax-related, business-related, professional or other. The Global Shares Academy is not a substitute for professional advice and should not be used as such. Global Shares does not assume any liability for reliance on the information provided herein.

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