BluWave Awards 2024: Access Holdings is PE Innovator of the Year

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We’re proud to announce Access Holdings as Innovator of the Year in the third annual BluWave private equity awards*. The Baltimore-based firm was selected for its for exemplary innovation and leadership.

“For over a decade, we have endeavored to do things differently,” Access Holdings Founder and Managing Partner Kevin McAllister said. “By listening to and learning from our partners, we have developed contemporary technologies and research capabilities that scale and innovate our partner companies into market leaders. Access Holdings is honored to be recognized as this year’s Private Equity Innovator.”

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Firms chosen for the Top Private Equity Innovator Award are selected based upon a rigorous assessment in consultation with our research and operations team, leading limited partners, investment bankers, service providers and other thought leaders in the private equity ecosystem. Selected firms represent the top 2 percent in the private equity for innovative practices in:

  • Proactive due diligence practices
  • Transformative value creation
  • Modern private equity firm operations
  • Corporate governance

“Private equity is an essential business builder and pillar of the economy, facilitating growth and development in almost every industry and creating millions of jobs in America,” said Sean Mooney, BluWave founder and CEO. “Access Holdings has differentially demonstrated how to build and grow businesses. We congratulate them on their innovation and success in creating value.”

*BluWave, LP has not received investment capital from and holds no ownership interest in the PE firms evaluated or recognized under the PE Innovator awards program. BluWave received no compensation from any of the PE firms in connection with this awards program. However, BluWave may otherwise provide services to the PE firms and/or portfolio companies, but BluWave confirms that its assessment of the PE firms was independent of any such service arrangements. Top 2% in the PE industry is based on BluWave’s review of the more than 5,000 PE firms in the U.S. and Canada from which the 82 PE firms were selected as award recipients.


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