The 2018 CVCA Awards: Now Accepting Nominations

March 19, 2018 | By: Jon Jackson

CVCA Award Winners To Be Celebrated at Invest Canada ’18 This June

With a record number of PE exits in 2017 and VC exits rebounding from 2016, it’s time again to celebrate the successes of the industry with The 2018 CVCA Awards, presented by Alberta Enterprise Corporation.

Back and bigger than ever are The CVCA Awards, a program consisting of four signature awards which annually recognize a number of successes in Canada’s private capital ecosystem—from superior investment returns and portfolio company impact, to individual investors and their philanthropic contributions to the community.

The evolution of this awards program is marked by high competition and notable recognition. Winners will be announced in front of hundreds of industry leaders and ambassadors at Invest Canada ’18, the CVCA’s Annual Conference happening June 5-7 in Calgary, Alberta.

2018 Awards:

The open call for nominations has officially gone out for the 2018 CVCA Awards. Up for grabs this year include:

  1. Private Equity Deal of the Year Award – recognizes superior investment returns generated by CVCA PE member investors.
  2. Venture Capital Deal of the Year Award – recognizes superior investment returns generated by CVCA VC member investors.
  3. Ted Anderson Community Leadership Award – honours an individual VC or PE investor with a strong and inspiring philanthropic commitment to a charity or cause.
  4. Private Capital Regional Impact Award(s) – honours up to four investment firms across Canada for making impactful investments to position their portfolio companies to fuel job creation, foster diversity of talent, and strengthen community engagement.

Each CVCA Award, with the exception of the Community Leadership Award, is evaluated on industry performance and impact in 2017.

About The CVCA Awards:

An integral component of what the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association does, The CVCA Awards, sponsored by Alberta Enterprise Corporation, recognizes industry successes and shines a spotlight on how investors are contributing to the broader Canadian business economy.

The CVCA’s four signature awards are presented annually every summer and promote, highlight and celebrate the achievements of private equity and venture capital investors.

Historically, the CVCA has celebrated only one winner for each Deal of the Year Award category, but the reality is that every year there are several fantastic – and equally worthy – nominations considered for the Deal of the Year Award category. As such, it’s always a challenge for The CVCA Awards’ nominating committee to select just one winner without recognizing the successes of the many other submissions.

And as a result, last year in 2017, the CVCA launched the Private Capital Regional Impact Award(s) to provide another outlet to recognize investors with portfolio company exits and who have an amazing story to tell, that did not get selected to win the coveted Deal of the Year title.

That doesn’t mean the CVCA is abandoning its roots. While still honouring remarkable investment returns via the Deal of the Year title, the Regional Impact Award(s) shine a spotlight on how notable investments are positioning companies for tremendous growth to create an immense, positive impact on the broader ecosystem. This includes stimulating and creating job growth and strengthening diversity of employment.

The deadline to submit a nomination is March 29, 2018. Nomination details are treated as confidential and will not be publicly disclosed without consent of the selected award recipient.

For more information about The CVCA Awards and to submit a nomination, visit awards.cvca.ca.


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