IVCA Honors 2017 Awardees at December 4th Dinner

IVCA Honors 2017 Awardees at December 4th Dinner

December 20, 2017

IVCA celebrated the accomplished careers of John A. Hatherly, Wynnchurch Capital and Howard A. Tullman, 1871, and recognized the successes of our Portfolio Companies of the Year, Kronos Food Corp. and Naurex Inc. at our Annual Awards Dinner, sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis LLP, on December 4th at The Four Seasons.

More than 400 people enjoyed the evening which included a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and the Awards presentation, and closing with the Dessert Reception, sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP.  Emceed by Walter Florence, incoming IVCA Chairman, the program featured the presentation of four Awards.

Please enjoy the thoughts and comments of our presenters and awardees in the video links (click on the Awardee's name) below.

Click here for pictures from the event!

The awards presented were:

  • Stanley C. Golder Award which acknowledges individuals who have made profound and lasting contributions to the private equity industry in Illinois.
  • Richard J. Daley Award which acknowledges a single individual who has given direct and extraordinary support to the State of Illinois by participating in or being an advocate for the venture capital and private equity industry.
  • The Portfolio Companies of the Year are issued to 2 companies, a venture capital-backed and a private equity backed IL company based on a realized liquidity event (in 2015 or 2016) which was a successful exit for investors.

 IVCA gratefully acknowledges the continued support of our sponsors for this event:

  • Presenting sponsor:  Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Platinum/Dessert sponsor:  Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Platinum sponsor:  Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond, Ltd.
  • Gold sponsors:
  • Adams Street Partners
  • Andersen Tax, LLC
  • Baker Tilly
  • Duchossois Capital Management
  • Financial Investments Corporation
  • Frontenac
  • GTCR
  • Jenner & Block LLP
  • Limerick Investments
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • Madison Dearborn Partners
  • Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
  • OCA Ventures
  • Origin Ventures
  • Plante Moran
  • Pritzker Group
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Shore Capital Partners
  • Thoma Bravo
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Wynnchurch Capital