The AVCAL Awards are a time to recognise and celebrate companies in the PE and VC industry that, with the help of our GP members, grow and transform their businesses, deliver strong financial results, add to economic output, and contribute to local communities. A panel of industry experts assess the nominations to determine the winners in various categories.
Portfolio Company Awards
The portfolio company awards recognise and reward the achievements, vision and entrepreneurship of AVCAL fund manager members and their advisors who have made the best use of private equity and venture capital in managing their investments. The categories for these awards are:
- Best early stage
- Best management buy-out < $75m
- Best management buy-out $75m-$150m
- Best management buy-out $150m-$300m
- Best management buy-out $300m-$500m
- Best management buy-out >$500m
Judging will be focussed on a number of key attributes of a portfolio company deal including the investment result and the value-add by the fund manager, financial performance, returns to investors, innovation, industry competitiveness, and overall contribution to the economy.
The Michael Hirshorn Award
The Michael Hirshorn Award honours a PE or VC-backed company whose products or services have been instrumental in doing public good and delivering to the community. Previous recipients of this award include:
How to nominate
Nominations are currently closed. Contact us via email or phone +61 2 8243 7000 for more information.
AVCAL Awards archive
Author: Adrian O’Shannessy, Director, Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills