AVCAL awards history

2013 Award recipients

Portfolio Company Awards

  • Best Early Stage - Southern Cross Venture Partners for Virsto Inc.
  • Best Expansion Stage - Harbert Australia Private Equity for Aesop
  • Best Management Buyout <$100m - CHAMP Ventures for APB Modular
  • Best Management Buyout $100m-$500m - Archer Capital for Ausfuel

The Michael Hirshorn Award

  • GenesisCare and Advent Private Capital

Chairman's Award

  • Quadrant Private Equity for Virtus Health

2012 Award recipients

Portfolio Company Awards

  • Best Early Stage - Starfish Ventures for Quickcomm
  • Best Expansion Stage - Equity Partners for Skins Consolidated Pty Ltd
  • Best Management Buyout <$100m - Archer Growth for SCF Group Pty Ltd
  • Best Management Buyout $100m-$500m - Archer Capital for Rebel Group
  • Best Management Buyout >$500m - Archer Capital for MYOB Limited

Excellence in Investor Reporting Awards

  • CHAMP Ventures
  • Brandon Capital Partners

The Michael Hirshorn Award

  • BTF and Four Hats Capital

2011 Award recipients

Portfolio Company Awards

  • Best Early Stage - Advent Private Capital for their investment in Securepay
  • Best Expansion Stage - Anacacia Capital for their investment in Lomb Scientific
  • Best Management Buyout <$100m - CHAMP Ventures for their investment in TSmarine
  • Best Management Buyout $100m-$500m - Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) for their investment in Tegal Foods
  • Best Management Buyout $100m-$500m - CHAMP Private Equity for their investment in Study Group

Excellence in Investor Reporting

  • Crescent Capital
  • CHAMP Private Equity*
  • Archer Capital
  • Brandon Capital Partners

*CHAMP Private Equity, which has won an Excellence in Investor Reporting Award for the past three years running, now goes into the Investor Reporting Hall of Fame.

For more details on the recipients, view the 2011 media release.


2010 Award recipients


Portfolio Company Awards

  • Best Early Stage - GBS Ventures for Peplin Inc.
  • Best Expansion Stage - CHAMP Ventures for Mastermyne
  • Best Buyout <$100m - Advent Capital for SCADAgroup
  • Best Buyout $100m-500m - CHAMP Private Equity in partnership with Castle Harlan Inc. for United Malt Holdings
  • Best Buyout <$500m - TPG Capital for Myer

Excellence in Investor Reporting

  • CHAMP Private Equity and Crescent Capital

AVCAL Chairman’s Award

The AVCAL Chairman’s award recognised fund managers who delivered outstanding returns to their investors via a portfolio company exit, but who had not won in another award category.

Jolimont Capital for NextWindow

For more details, visit the media release accouncement.


2009 Award recipients


Portfolio Company Awards

  • Best Expansion Stage - Investec Wentworth Private Equity for Perkins Shipping Group
  • Best Buyout <$100m - Greshham Private Equity for Australian Pacific Paper Products
  • Best Buyout $100m-500m - Anchorage Capital partners for Golden Circle

Excellence in Investor Reporting

  • CHAMP Private Equity

Lifetime Contribution Award

  • Peter Chapman, CEO and founder of Accretion Investment Management


2008 Award recipients


Portfolio Company Awards

  • Best Early Stage - GBS Venture and CM Capital for Pharmaxis
  • Best Expansion Stage - RMB for EIW
  • Best Buyout <$100m - CHAMP for Amdel
  • Best Buyout $100m-500m - Ironbridge for Qualcare Group Holdings

Lifetime Contribution Award

  • Joe Skrzynski, AO, Founding Partner of CHAMP Private Equity
  • William Ferris, AC, Executive Chairman of CHAMP Private Equity

2007 Award recipients

  • Best Early Stage - Allen & Buckeridge for their investment in Hitwise
  • Best Expansion Stage - CHAMP Ventures for their investment in Australian Temporary Fencing
  • Best Buyout <$100m - Crescent Capital Partners for their investment in Valley Longwall
  • Best Buyout $100m-500m - Archer Capital and Pacific Equity Partners for their investment in Emeco Holdings