ACG Awards Recognizes Louisiana Entrepreneurial Community

The ACG Awards recognize growth companies, business professionals, and noteworthy transactions from the State of Louisiana. The 9th annual awards will take place on Thursday, May 19, 2016.

ACG AwardsThe 2016 honorees include:

  • Outstanding Corporate Growth – Laitram
  • Emerging Growth Company – Lucid
  • Deal of the Year – Pan-American Life Insurance Group
  • Young Dealmaker of the Year – Harold Callais
  • Dealmaker of the Year – Jim Bernhard
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Hans Sternberg

Callais is the managing director and chief investor office at Callais Capital Management based in Thibodaux. The company led the $1 million funding round for Scandy, a 3D printing company revolutionizing scan-to-print technology for the public.

Software company Lucid, based in New Orleans and London, was previously called Federated Sample and announced the rebrand in 2015 as part of a shift to a global company. In 2011, the company build Fulcrum, the first global marketplace for market research sample. Under the Lucid umbrella, Federated Sample still functions as a full-service sample provider that, using their proprietary technology, empowers our clients to do world-class market research. Lastly, Proof by Lucid uses human data at scale to reveal your real audience – in real time – and to accurately measure brand lift and awareness from your advertising and marketing campaigns.

Bernhard Capital Partners (BCP) is an energy services focused private equity firm established in 2013. Jim Bernhard is a founder and partner of BCP. He serves as Chairman of the Investment Committee, serves on the Portfolio Committee and is involved in all areas of the firm’s investment activities.

Harahan-based Laitram brings innovative approaches to their four operating divisons, including Intralox, L.L.C., Laitram Machinery, Inc., Lapeyre Stair, Inc., and Laitram Machine Shop, L.L.C. The Louisiana company is global leader of products and services for many industrial markets.