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Organizer AVCAL
Date Awarded 26 Jul 2019 12:00pm HKT (over 2 years ago)
In your time zone: Jul 26 12am EDT
Region APAC

Building Better Businesses Awards
The AVCAL Building Better Businesses Awards recognise best industry practices for deals completed before 30 June 2019. They are judged based on a number of key attributes of the portfolio company, including the investment result and how the nominee GP added value to the company during its ownership and beyond.

Key attributes may include:

Deal sourcing and deal structure (e.g. bidding process, innovative shareholding/debt structure);
Portfolio company operations (e.g. operating improvements, staff incentives, expansion plans);
Initiatives undertaken to minimise or manage the company’s environmental impacts;
Improvements made to the company’s governance framework;
Positive social impact of the company/business during the holding period;
Exit strategy (e.g. multi-track exit process);
Significance of the exit performance on the overall fund;
Deal metrics (e.g. deal IRR, times money multiple, financial performance);
Non-financial measures, such as contribution made to the economy, product innovation, job creation.
Building Better Businesses Award Categories:
Best Venture Capital Award
Best Small Cap Investment [under A$100 million]
Best Mid Cap Investment [between A$100-A$250 million]
Best Upper Mid Cap Investment [between A$250-A$500 million]
Best Large Cap Investment [over A$500 million]
The Michael Hirshorn Award
Leadership Awards:
Leadership in Diversity Award

AVCAL is working with the broader private equity and venture capital industry to showcase diversity and inclusion in action. With the support of all AVCAL members, the Leadership in Diversity Award is designed to uncover and recognise workplace practices that aim to increase and encourage all forms of diversity within the industry.

Past winners

2018 Past Winners:

Building Better Business Awards
Best Venture Capital Investment - Brandon Capital Partners for their investment in Elastagen

Best Small-Cap Investment under $100 million (joint winners) - Mercury Capital for their investment in Novotech & Pacific Road for their investment in Aurelia Metals

Best Mid-Cap Investment between $100 - $250 million - Quadrant Private Equity for their investment in ZIP Industries

Best Upper Mid-Cap Investment between $250 - $500 million - CHAMP Private Equity for their investment in Accolade Wines

Leadership Awards
The Michael Hirshorn Award
Quadrant Private Equity for their investment in ICON Cancer Care

Private Capital Firm of the Year
Quadrant Private Equity

Leadership in Diversity
M.H. Carnegie & Co

Best Investment of the Last 25 Years - special recognition
JAFCO for their investment in ResMed
Pacific Equity Partners for their investment in Frucor Beverages
Macquarie Direct Investment for their investment in JB Hi-Fi
CHAMP Ventures for their investment in Amdel
Archer Capital and Bain Capital for their investment in MYOB
Brandon Capital Partners and GBS Ventures for their investment in Spinifex Pharmaceuticals
Anacacia Capital for their investment in Appen.
AMWIN for their investment in SEEK

Best Investment of the Last 25 Years - (joint winners)
Advent Partners and KKR for their investment in GenesisCare

Lifetime Contribution Award
Peter Wiggs