Annual Awards

The AVCAL Awards are a time to recognise and celebrate fund managers, portfolio companies and supporting advisors in the private equity and venture capital industry that grow and transform their businesses, deliver strong financial results, add to economic output, and contribute to local communities. AVCAL is dedicated to sharing the success stories that demonstrate how the PE and VC industry builds better businesses. A panel of industry experts will assess the nominations to determine the recipients 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:

2014 - Global Renewables and Ironbridge
2013 - GenesisCare and Advent Private Capital
2012 - BTF and Four Hats Capital

How to nominate

If you are a GP member and would like to nominate your company, please contact us via email or phone +61 2 8243 7000 for more information.

AVCAL Awards archive

Awards history