Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group Inc. and Warsaw’s Zimmer Biomet Holdings vaulted back among the top 500 this year, while local oil refiner Calumet Specialty Products Partners plummeted.
Wall Street analysts raised their eyebrows at the hefty price Eli Lilly and Co. will pay to acquire Novartis Animal Health, when compared to the value of the biggest player in the field.
This year’s list of fastest-growing private companies in the Indianapolis area is a diverse lot, operating in industries ranging from human resources to office furnishings to construction to home health care and games.
Oil, grain were particularly helpful for cooperatives. An improved economy also propelled manufacturers ahead.
Performance varied widely as industries ebbed, flowed.
Despite enjoying rising revenues and profits, companies haven’t followed with big increases in job numbers.