AVCAL Annual Awards
The recipients of the AVCAL Annual Awards were announced at the 2015 AVCAL alpha conference® gala dinner on 10 September 2015.
Best Early Stage Award
Awarded jointly to Brandon Capital Partners and GBS Venture Partners for their investment in Spinifex.
Best Management Buyout under $75 million
Awarded to Anchorage Capital Partners for their investment in First Engineering.
Best Management Buyout between $75-150 million
Awarded to Quadrant Private Equity for their investment in iSentia.
Best Management Buyout between $150-300 million
Awarded to Quadrant Private Equity for their investment in APN Outdoor.
Best Management Buyout between $300-$500 million
Awarded to Pacific Equity Partners for their investment in Hoyts.
In addition to these five category winners, AVCAL also recognised two other award winners in the following categories:
The Michael Hirshorn Award
Honouring a private equity or venture capital-backed business whose products or services have been instrumental in making a significant community contribution, was this year awarded to Spinifex, Brandon Capital Partners, and GBS Venture Partners.
Lifetime Contribution Award
Presented to Greg Minton for his significant contribution to the growth and development of the Australian private equity industry for more than 15 years, which included a number of years as an AVCAL Council Director.