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The Business Journal is preparing our annual list of the area’s largest privately owned companies for publication in June.

It’s the definitive source of information on the privately owned companies that make up so much of Orange County’s economy.

We’re looking for Orange County-based companies that are privately owned by an individual, a group of people, families, venture capitalists, private equity firms or other investors.

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Publicly traded companies and subsidiaries won’t be considered, nor will locally owned offices of national firms.

The list will be ranked by revenue for the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2018.

Companies with more than $100 million in annual revenue will be considered.

What’s in it for you?

Your company could be ranked among the top private companies in Orange County, which is known for its diverse and wide range of businesses and industries.

The list brings good exposure to clients, customers, bankers, vendors, peers and potential investors.

The Business Journal has an online form for companies to fill out for consideration.

Go to to nominate your company or another business.

The deadline is May 17.

For more information, contact Editorial Assistant Brian Alvarado at (949) 664-5078 or by email at; or Research Director Meghan Kliewer at (949) 664-5051 or by email at