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CHAMP Private Equity wins at the 2018 AVCAL Awards

2018 AVCAL Annual Awards Recognise the Industry’s Best.

CHAMP Private Equity wins the award for the “Best Upper Mid-Cap Investment between $250 million and $500 million” for their investment in Accolade Wines.

At the industry’s 25th anniversary marquee annual event, the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL) handed out awards to a number of outstanding firms and industry leaders.

“The private capital investment industry in Australia plays a significant role in growing businesses, creating new jobs, and nurturing a more innovative and dynamic Australian economy, these awards recognise the contributions that make that happen, said AVCAL Chief Executive, Mr Yasser El-Ansary.

More than 450 of the private capital industry’s leaders are gathered at the annual AVCAL Conference this year, with the awards event concluding two days of thought-provoking discussion and debate about the big issues which will shape the future of Australia, and global financial services markets over the next decade.

“When you bring the power of our collective industry together, you see very clearly the potential for private capital investors to drive big shifts in the economy in areas such as energy, healthcare and data,” added Mr El-Ansary.

Award winners in a number of categories were celebrated at tonight’s event, including a number of special awards for industry pioneers who have played a role in growing private capital in Australia over the past 25 years.

“All of the award winners are leaders who have demonstrated exceptional investment execution strategy through the work they have done to grow and expand good businesses, transforming them into great businesses,” said Mr El-Ansary.