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Today we reveal South Australia’s top 100 companies for 2017-18, as measured by InDaily’s SA Business Index.

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The Index, now in its fourth year, is put together by South Australian financial services company Taylor Collison, and is based primarily on market capitalisation.*

South Australian Business Index: The full list

100
Cold Logic Pty Ltd
Sector: Other
Revenue 2018: $21.8m
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked
Cold Logic Pty Ltd is a provider of industrial refrigeration solutions to beverage, food processing and cold storage industries throughout Australia.
99
LBT Innovations Ltd
Sector: Health Care
Revenue 2018: $5.9m
Last Year’s Ranking: 75
LBT Innovations Limited (LBT, formerly LabTech Systems) is a developer of clinical and diagnostic technology, based in Adelaide, South Australia.
98
Trident Plastics Pty Ltd
Sector: Other
Revenue 2018: $28.5m
Last Year’s Ranking: 80
Trident Plastics is a leading supplier of engineering and industrial plastics.
97
Stonewall Resources Ltd
Sector: Mining
Revenue 2018: Not meaningful
Last Year’s Ranking: 69
Stonewall Resources Limited (SWJ) is a gold mining company that holds a range of prospective gold assets in South Africa and Australia.
96
IJF Australia Pty Ltd
Sector: Other
Revenue 2018: Undisclosed
Last Year’s Ranking: 88
For more than 50 years IJF Australia has specialised in office and residential fit-outs.
95
Core Exploration Ltd
Sector: Mining
Revenue 2018: Not meaningful
Last Year’s Ranking: 96
Core Exploration Ltd focuses on commercially robust base metal and uranium deposits in South Australia and the Northern Territory.
94
Landscape Construction Services
Sector: Building and construction
Revenue 2018: Undisclosed
Last Year’s Ranking: 100
LCS Landscapes is a broad-based landscape construction company servicing public and private sectors, including work on playgrounds, streetscapes and other public spaces.
93
Australian Outdoor Living
Sector: Housing
Revenue 2018: Undisclosed
Last Year’s Ranking: 47
Founded in 2005, Australian Outdoor Living’s range of products now includes outdoor blinds, roller shutters, artificial grass, pergolas, verandahs, carports, timber decking, fibreglass pools, concrete pools, spas and swim spas.
92
Rex Minerals Ltd
Sector: Mining
Revenue 2018: Not meaningful
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked
Rex Minerals Limited (RXM) is an Australian mineral exploration and development company focused on copper-gold projects on the Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. 
91
Korvest Limited
Sector: Infrastructure and Transportation
Revenue 2018: $56.9m
Last Year’s Ranking: 91
Korvest is a supplier of cable and pipe supports, industrial access and safety systems, fastening solutions, and galvanising services.
90
Customs Agency Services Pty Ltd
Sector: Infrastructure and Transportation
Revenue 2018: Undisclosed
Last Year’s Ranking: 95
Customs Agency Services is an international freight forwarding and customs brokerage organisation.
89
Quantum Graphite Ltd
Sector: Mining
Revenue 2018: Not meaningful
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked
Quantum Graphite is the owner of the broader Mikkira Graphite Deposit located on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Within this world-class deposit sits the company’s flagship Uley Graphite Project.
88
d’Arenberg Pty Ltd
Sector: Food and Beverage
Revenue 2018: $27.1m
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked
Established in 1912, d’Arenberg is now one of the most significant wineries in McLaren Vale, producing fine crafted red, white and fortified wines.
87
Prophecy International Holdings Ltd
Sector: Information technology and equipment
Revenue 2018: $9.1m
Last Year’s Ranking: 85
Prophecy International is a software company specialising in products for the financial and utilities markets.
86
Tonkin Consulting
Sector: Professional services
Revenue 2018: Undisclosed
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked
Tonkin Consulting provide professional advisory services to plan, design, develop and maintain infrastructure in the built and natural environment.
85
Escient Pty Ltd
Sector: Information technology and equipment
Revenue 2018: $9.7m
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked
Escient is an employee-owned digital and business advisory firm that helps clients define and achieve their strategic goals.
84
Partek Industries Pty Ltd
Sector: Building and construction
Revenue 2018: $52.6m
Last Year’s Ranking: 81
Partek provides a dedicated construction team to work closely with businesses, coordinating appropriate trades including directly employed staff as well as the specialist contractors.
83
Chem Supply Pty Ltd
Sector: Other
Revenue 2018: $23.7m
Last Year’s Ranking: 79
Chem Supply Pty Ltd is an Australian-owned manufacturer and supplier of laboratory and industrial specialty chemical products.
82
Centrex Metals Ltd
Sector: Mining
Revenue 2018: Not meaningful
Last Year’s Ranking: 93
Centrex Metals Limited has exploration licences covering an area of more than 2,000km2 of known iron ore deposits and prospects on Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.
81
PrimeQ Ltd
Sector: Information technology and equipment
Revenue 2018: Undisclosed
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked
PrimeQ are Oracle specialists, providing Oracle Cloud, Applications, Technology & Managed Services solutions for our customers in Australia & New Zealand.
80
Alcidion Group Ltd
Sector: Health Care
Revenue 2018: $4.1m
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked
Alcidion Group Limited (ALC, formerly Naracoota Resources Limited) is a health informatics company which provides intelligent informatics solution for healthcare and clinicians as decision support tools.
79
National Crime Check
Sector: Information technology and equipment
Revenue 2018: Undisclosed
Last Year’s Ranking: 90
National Crime Check is an innovative online web service application that enables the lodgement of police checks with most applications processed and dispatched in 1-2 business days.
78
Havilah Resources NL
Sector: Mining
Revenue 2018: $16.8m
Last Year’s Ranking: 62
Havilah Resources NL engages in the exploration of gold, base metals, and other mineral deposits in Australia.
77
GPA Engineering Pty Ltd
Sector: Professional services
Revenue 2018: $40m
Last Year’s Ranking: 87
GPA is able to develop, engineer and implement industrial projects of any size, in oil and gas, water treatment and distribution, heavy metals and resources, manufacturing and electrical supply.
76
VIP Home Services
Sector: Other
Revenue 2018: $99m
Last Year’s Ranking: Not listed
VIP Home Services provide home cleaning, commercial cleaning and lawns and gardens services.
75
Asian American Medical Group Ltd
Sector: Health Care
Revenue 2018: $15.1m
Last Year’s Ranking: 83
AAMG was first established as a liver centre, formerly known as Asian Centre for Liver Diseases and Transplantation (ACLDT), but has expanded into broader health services.
74
Finsbury Green Pty Ltd
Sector: Printing
Revenue 2018: $90m
Last Year’s Ranking: 57
Finsbury Green is a leading Australian company in the business of print, managed services and logistics.
73
Mossop Group Pty Ltd
Sector: Building and construction
Revenue 2018: $222m
Last Year’s Ranking: 30
Significant South Australian-based construction + interiors company, directly employing around 100 people and providing jobs to numerous contractors.
72
Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec
Sector: Professional services
Revenue 2018: $45m
Last Year’s Ranking: 89
WGA (Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec) is a national engineering firm offering a wide range of consulting services including structural, civil, maritime, mechanical, geotechnical, heavy lifting, temporary works, project management, electrical and pressure vessels.
71
A Noble & Son Ltd
Sector: Other
Revenue 2018: $45.6m
Last Year’s Ranking: 42
Nobles is a specialist provider of lifting & rigging equipment, technical services & engineering design.
70
Academy Services Pty Ltd
Sector: Commercial services
Revenue 2018: $62m
Last Year’s Ranking: 55
Academy Services is widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading providers of commercial cleaning and associated property services.
69
Fyfe Pty Ltd
Sector: Professional services
Revenue 2018: $36.3m
Last Year’s Ranking: 86
Fyfe is a well-established land, resource and infrastructure development consultancy specialising in comprehensive engineering, environmental, planning and surveying services for land development, energy, mining and oil and gas industries across Australia.
68
Lucid Consulting Australia
Sector: Professional services
Revenue 2018: Undisclosed
Last Year’s Ranking: Not listed
Founded in 2000, Lucid is one of Australia’s fastest-growing engineering firms with eight offices and more than 200 employees nationally.
67
Micro-X Ltd
Sector: Health Care
Revenue 2018: Not meaningful
Last Year’s Ranking: 74
Micro-X was founded in 2011 in Victoria by current managing director Peter Rowland to commercialise the miniaturisation benefits of CNT x-ray tubes in mobile radiography.
66
L H Perry & Sons Pty Ltd
Sector: Energy
Revenue 2018: $127.8m
Last Year’s Ranking: 58
Independent, family-owned fuel distribution company founded in 1949. Perrys is a distributor of Mobil fuel and lubricants through its bulk deliveries as well as BP fuel and lubricants through its service station and reseller sites.
65
Hillgrove Resources Ltd
Sector: Mining
Revenue 2018: $127m
Last Year’s Ranking: 92
Hillgrove Resources Limited is an Australian mining company focused on developing its flagship Kanmantoo Copper Mine and associated regional exploration targets, located less than 55km from Adelaide.
64
Angove’s Pty Ltd
Sector: Food and Beverage
Revenue 2018: $61m
Last Year’s Ranking: 70
Founded in 1886, Angove Family Winemakers is a 5th generation, family-owned winery with a dedication to creating premium wines from across South Australia’s best regions, with a focus on McLaren Vale and organic wines.
63
Peter Cochrane Management Pty Ltd (Cochrane’s)
Sector: Infrastructure and Transportation
Revenue 2018: $47.5m
Last Year’s Ranking: 99
Cochrane’s is an express logistics business, servicing South Australia, Mildura and Broken Hill.
62
Iron Road Ltd
Sector: Mining
Revenue 2018: Not meaningful
Last Year’s Ranking: 38
Iron Road’s vision is to become a trusted and reliable supplier of premium iron concentrates to the Asian marketplace.
61
Buddy Platform Ltd
Sector: Information technology and equipment
Revenue 2018: $2m
Last Year’s Ranking: Not listed
Buddy Platform Limited (BUD, formerly Potash Minerals Limited) provides first data aggregation, management and control platforms for the IoT and connected devices. 
60
Legend Corporation Ltd
Sector: Information technology and equipment
Revenue 2018: $114.9m
Last Year’s Ranking: 77
Legend Corporation Limited is an engineering solutions provider, operating in electrical, power, rail, mining, information technology, semiconductor, medical and defence industries.
59
AE Haigh Pty Ltd

Sector: Food and Beverage
Revenue 2018: $64m
Last Year’s Ranking: 65
Haigh’s Chocolates is a loved brand that creates quality Australian-made chocolates in Adelaide.
58
Duxton Broadacre Farms Ltd
Sector: Agriculture
Revenue 2018: $14.5m
Last Year’s Ranking: Not listed
Duxton Broadacre Farms Limited presents investors with a unique opportunity to participate directly in the Australian grain industry and capitalise on increasing demand for grain and other broadacre farm products.
57
Leigh Creek Energy Ltd
Sector: Energy
Revenue 2018: Not meaningful
Last Year’s Ranking: 73
Leigh Creek Energy Limited (LCK) is an ASX listed energy company focussed on developing its Leigh Creek Energy Project (LCEP), located 550km north of Adelaide.
56
Guidera O’Connor Pty Ltd
Sector: Building and construction
Revenue 2018: $60m
Last Year’s Ranking: 71
Guidera O’Connor Pty Ltd (GO) is a private Australian-owned company providing design and construction services to the Australian water industry.
55
Data Action Pty Ltd
Sector: Information technology and equipment
Revenue 2018: $49.5m
Last Year’s Ranking: 61
Leading software and services provider, offering digital banking and core banking solutions based on the latest technologies and industry requirements.
54
Beston Global Food Company Ltd
Sector: Agriculture
Revenue 2018: $47.8m
Last Year’s Ranking: 51
Beston Global Food Company Limited (BGFC) says it is out to change the emerging global imbalance between food demand and supply around the globe. It exports dairy products, meat, seafood and spring water.
53
Maughan Thiem Automotive Pty Ltd
Sector: Automotive
Revenue 2018: $192.7m
Last Year’s Ranking: 66
Maughan Thiem is a family-owned and operated car dealership with more than 100 years of experience in the automotive industry.
52
Weeks Group Pty Ltd
Sector: Building and construction
Revenue 2018: $153.8m
Last Year’s Ranking: 32
Building company offering a range of homes to customers in South Australia and Victoria.
51
Alice Car Centre Pty Ltd
Sector: Automotive
Revenue 2018: $264.5m
Last Year’s Ranking: 40
A entity of Peter Kittle Motor Company, which runs a series of motor dealerships.
50
SAGE Group Holdings Ltd
Sector: Other
Revenue 2018: $97.9m
Last Year’s Ranking: 54
SAGE Group Holdings Ltd, together with its subsidiaries, provides electrical engineering and automation services in Australia.
49
Galipo
Sector: Food and Beverage
Revenue 2018: $100.7m
Last Year’s Ranking: 52
Galipo Foods is a one-stop shop for the food service industry with more than 6500 different products & a fleet of 42 trucks servicing South Australia.
48
RJE Global Pty Ltd

Sector: Building and construction
Revenue 2018: $100.1m
Last Year’s Ranking: Not listed
Established in 1996, RJE provides multi-discipline engineering and construction services to complex projects across a diverse range of industries
47
GM Hotels
Sector: Food and Beverage
Revenue 2018: $82.6m
Last Year’s Ranking: Not listed
Independent Pub Group Holdings (trading as GM Hotel) is an operator of hotels and retail outlets. The company operates solely in South Australia with a portfolio of properties including 10 licensed premises and 10 retail outlets.
46
Rivergum Homes
Sector: Building and construction
Revenue 2018: $128.3m
Last Year’s Ranking: 31
A building company servicing property markets in South Australia and Queensland.
45
Arrowcrest Group Pty Ltd
Sector: Automotive
Revenue 2018: $196m
Last Year’s Ranking: 45
Arrowcrest is the parent company of ROH Wheels, John Shearer, Unicast, Tristar, NonFerral, Kockums Industries and Brownbuilt.
44
Clean Seas Tuna Ltd
Sector: Agriculture
Revenue 2018: $41.7m
Last Year’s Ranking: 59
Clean Seas is Australia’s only commercial producer of Kingfish and a pioneer in the country’s emerging aquaculture industry.
43
Hickinbotham Group of Companies
Sector: Building and construction
Revenue 2018: Undisclosed
Last Year’s Ranking: 28
Established in 1954, the company has built 20,000 homes and more than 50 community estates.
42
Ellex Medical Lasers Ltd
Sector: Health Care
Revenue 2018: $79.1m
Last Year’s Ranking: 39
Ellex Medical Lasers is engaged in the business of designing, manufacturing and marketing a line of lasers used by ophthalmologists.
41
Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers Ltd
Sector: Agriculture
Revenue 2018: Not meaningful
Last Year’s Ranking: 53
Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers is Australia’s only listed timber company. It manages a wholly-owned portfolio of hardwood and softwood forestry plantations on Kangaroo Island.
40
Duxton Water Ltd
Sector: Agriculture
Revenue 2018: $4.1m
Last Year’s Ranking: 60
Duxton Water Limited presents an opportunity to invest Australian Water Entitlements – a key production input into a number of agricultural industries.
39
Thomson Geer
Sector: Professional services
Revenue 2018: $131m
Last Year’s Ranking: 49
Large corporate law firm with 97 partners working across ASX clients, major global foreign corporations, government enterprises and private corporations with offices in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
38
Nova Aerospace Pty Ltd
Sector: Professional services
Revenue 2018: $129.3m
Last Year’s Ranking: 48
Founded in 2000, Nova Aerospace is a private professional services firm operating in the areas of defence, energy and utilities, communications and transportation.
37
Leader Computers Pty Ltd
Sector: Information technology and equipment
Revenue 2018: $191.5m
Last Year’s Ranking: 36
Leader Computers Pty Ltd is a manufacturer & distributor of high quality Information Communications Technology (ICT) products. They manufacture Leader-branded PCs, Notebooks, Tablets, & Intel white box series. They also distribute a huge range of IT products and peripherals.
36
Strike Energy Ltd
Sector: Energy
Revenue 2018: Not meaningful
Last Year’s Ranking: Not listed
Strike is an independent oil and gas exploration company founded in 1997. The company is based in Adelaide. Strikes’s primary focus is the rapid commercialisation of the world scale multi Tcf gas resource located within its Southern Cooper Basin Gas Project. 
35
CATCON
Sector: Building and construction
Revenue 2018: $157m
Last Year’s Ranking: 35
CATCON (Civil & Allied Technical Construction Pty Ltd) is a well-established, resource-based company which delivers and manages power, mining, water and general infrastructure projects for national and international clients.
34
Boart Longyear Ltd
Sector: Mining
Revenue 2018: $920.7m
Last Year’s Ranking: 67
Boart Longyear is the world’s leading provider of drilling services, drilling equipment and performance tooling for mining and drilling companies. It also has a substantial presence in aftermarket parts and service, energy, mine dewatering, oil sands exploration, production drilling, and down-hole instrumentation.
33
Australian Vintage Ltd
Sector: Food and Beverage
Revenue 2018: $264.6m
Last Year’s Ranking: 39
Leading Australian wine company with a fully-integrated wine business model including vineyards, boutique and bulk wine production, packaging, marketing and distribution. One of the largest vineyard owners and managers in Australia, crushing approximately 10% of total Australian annual production.
32
McMahon Services Australia Pty Ltd
Sector: Building and construction
Revenue 2018: $329.8m
Last Year’s Ranking: 24
McMahon Services is a privately-owned industrial, construction and environmental services provider established in 1990.
31
Terramin Australia Ltd
Sector: Mining
Revenue 2018: Not meaningful
Last Year’s Ranking: 22
Terramin is a base and precious metal development company with advanced zinc and gold projects in Algeria and South Australia.
30
Badge Group Holdings Pty Ltd
Sector: Building and construction
Revenue 2018: $390m
Last Year’s Ranking: 20
Privately-owned construction group delivering commercial projects across Australia from offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Maroochydore and Perth, with more than three decades of experience across a diverse range of sectors.
29
Samuel Smith & Son Pty Ltd
Sector: Food and Beverage
Revenue 2018: $290.3m
Last Year’s Ranking: 50
Samuel Smith & Son is a well-respected, family-owned wine merchant established in 1923, servicing the liquor industry of Australia with a blue chip portfolio of national and international wines, spirits and premium ales.
28
Detmold Holdings Pty Ltd

Sector: Packaging
Revenue 2018: $430m
Last Year’s Ranking: 29
The Detmold Group is a leading manufacturer of paper and board-based packaging products for a diverse range of customers.
27
Bionomics Ltd
Sector: Biotechnology
Revenue 2018: $3.9m
Last Year’s Ranking: 27
Biopharmaceutical company dedicated to making better treatments for cancer, central nervous system disorders such as anxiety, depression and Alzheimer’s Disease.
26
Community CPS Australia Ltd
Sector: Financials
Revenue 2018: $256.9m
Last Year’s Ranking: 25
A fully customer-owned bank, bringing together a number of community financial organisations under a united brand. Provides banking services, community investments, grants and sponsorships.
25
MGA and Whittles Group of Companies
Sector: Financials
Revenue 2018: $116.7m
Last Year’s Ranking: 46
The group has been providing risk advice and a general insurance broking service for over 35 years. Whittles provide professional and experienced strata and community title management.
24
ResourceCo
Sector: Waste Disposal
Revenue 2018: $225.4m
Last Year’s Ranking: 34
Founded in 1993, the waste services company provides recycling, soil and waste management services, and produces alternative fuels.
 23
San Remo 
Sector: Food and Beverage
Revenue 2018: $312m
Last Year’s Ranking: 33
Clearlight Investments Pty Ltd, trading as San Remo, has offices and distribution centres in all main capital cities throughout Australia and New Zealand, and exports to 35 countries throughout the world. San Remo’s manufacturing site in Adelaide combines the traditional Italian pasta-making knowledge with modern technology.
22
Ahrens Group Pty Ltd
Sector: Building and construction
Revenue 2018: $323m
Last Year’s Ranking: 23
National full-service construction, engineering and mining services company, delivering a complete range of project services and solutions from design, steel fabrication and procurement through to construction and project delivery.
21
Sarah Group
Sector: Building and construction
Revenue 2018: $324.9m
Last Year’s Ranking: 26
Doneilyn Pty Ltd, trading as Sarah Group, is a locally-owned private company that derives its revenue from the provision of construction services. 
20
Drakes Supermarkets Pty Ltd
Sector: Food and Beverage
Revenue 2018: $1.1b
Last Year’s Ranking: 21
Drakes Supermarkets is the largest independent grocery retailer in Australia and specialises in supermarket retailing. Operating in over 50 stores across South Australia and Queensland, the company now has an annual turnover in excess of $1 billion and employs more than 5500 staff nationally.
19
Coopers Brewery Ltd

Sector: Food and Beverage
Revenue 2018: $237m
Last Year’s Ranking: 12
Established in 1862, Coopers is the sole major brewer 100% owned by Australians, with more than 5% of the Australian beer market.
18
Royal Automobile Association of SA Inc
Sector: Automotive
Revenue 2018: $387.8m
Last Year’s Ranking: 14
Established in 1903 to serve the motoring-related needs of South Australians. Provider of insurance, security, travel, finance, motoring and road safety products and services. 
17
People’s Choice Credit Union
Sector: Financials
Revenue 2018: $242m
Last Year’s Ranking: 10
One of Australia’s largest credit unions with 348,000 members across Australia and branches in South Australia, Northern Territory, Victoria, Western Australia and Australian Capital Territory. Created through the merger of Australian Central and Savings & Loans in December 2009.
16
Sealink Travel Group Ltd
Sector: Infrastructure and Transportation
Revenue 2018: $200.2m
Last Year’s Ranking: 17
Tourism and transport company with more than 900 staff and six million customers annually.
15
Discovery Parks Holdings Pty Ltd
Sector: Travel and accomodation
Revenue 2018: $136.6m
Last Year’s Ranking: 41
Discovery Parks has more than 60 holiday parks around the country, with a head office based in Adelaide.
14
Kilbirnie Investments Pty Ltd (CMV Group)
Sector: Automotive
Revenue 2018: $1.1b
Last Year’s Ranking: 16
Established in 1934, now with substantial operations in automotive dealerships and horticulture predominately in South Australia and Victoria, employing more than 1200 staff with annual turnover in excess of $1B. 
13
Codan Ltd
Sector: Information technology and equipment
Revenue 2018: $229m
Last Year’s Ranking: 19
Provides technology solutions for communications, safety, security and productivity problems in the harshest environments on earth. 
12
Cooper Energy Ltd
Sector: Energy
Revenue 2018: $67m
Last Year’s Ranking: 13
Cooper Energy generates revenue from the discovery, commercialisation and sale of gas to south-east Australia and low cost Cooper Basin oil production. 
11
Elders Ltd
Sector: Agriculture
Revenue 2018: $1.6b
Last Year’s Ranking: 11
Since 1839, Elders has been a leading agribusiness and iconic brand throughout rural and regional Australia.
10
Thomas Foods International Consolidated Pty Ltd
Sector: Food and Beverage
Revenue 2018: $1.3b
Last Year’s Ranking: 9
Established in 1988, Thomas Foods International now has annual revenue well in excess of $1 billion, and is Australia’s largest 100% family-owned meat-processing company. 
9
Flinders Port Holdings Pty Ltd
Sector: Infrastructure and Transportation
Revenue 2018: $298m
Last Year’s Ranking: 56
Leading privately-owned port operator with seven ports in South Australia also offering hydrographic survey services.
8
Adelaide Airport

Sector: Infrastructure and Transportation
Revenue 2018: $234m
Last Year’s Ranking: 8
Fourth-largest domestic airport and sixth-largest international airport in Australia,  aviation gateway to South Australia processing more than 7.7 million passengers annually. Parafield Airport is South Australia’s premier general aviation airport and is a major world-standard international training airport.
7
Mayne Pharma Group Ltd
Sector: Health Care
Revenue 2018: $456m
Last Year’s Ranking: 7
ASX-listed specialty pharmaceutical company focused on applying its drug delivery expertise to commercialise branded and generic pharmaceuticals. Mayne Pharma also provides contract development and manufacturing services to more than 125 clients worldwide.
6
Peregrine Corporation
Sector: Retail and Fuel
Revenue 2018: $2.3b
Last Year’s Ranking: 5
Founded in 1984 when Fred Shahin, an accomplished auditor for the United Nations, immigrated to Australia, Peregrine’s retail operations include convenience and petroleum retailing; franchising; giftware and tobacco retailing; property and more.
5
OZ Minerals Ltd
Sector: Mining
Revenue 2018: $1b
Last Year’s Ranking: 4
Copper-focused international company based in South Australia with a copper-gold-silver mine at Prominent Hill and developing one of Australia’s largest copper-gold resources at Carrapateena. Australia’s third-largest copper producer, OZ Minerals was formed in 2008 by the merger of two Australian non-ferrous metals mining businesses – Oxiana and Zinifex.
4
Adelaide Brighton Ltd
Sector: Building and construction
Revenue 2018: $1.6b
Last Year’s Ranking: 3
One of Australia’s leading integrated construction materials and lime producers, established in 1882, now with approximately 1400 employees and operations in every state and territory in Australia.
3
Beach Energy Ltd
Sector: Energy
Revenue 2018: $1.2b
Last Year’s Ranking: 3
Formed in 1961 and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in 1962, Beach Energy is an oil and gas exploration and production company headquartered in Adelaide.  Beach has a core focus on the resource-rich Cooper Basin with gross acreage of over 69,000 km2.
2
Argo Investments Ltd
Sector: Financials
Revenue 2018: $237m
Last Year’s Ranking: 2
Established in 1946, Argo is South Australia’s leading listed investment company.
1
Santos Ltd
Sector: Energy
Revenue 2018: $3.8b
Last Year’s Ranking: 1
Leading oil and gas producer, supplying Australian and Asian customers with a portfolio of high-quality liquefied natural gas (LNG), pipeline gas and oil assets.

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