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2013 IVCA Annual Awards Dinner - Thank you for a very successful event!

On December 9th the 2013 Annual IVCA Awards Dinner Presented by Kirkland & Ellis LLP was held at the Four Seasons Chicago.  For the fifth time, the event was sold out with 500 attendees.  Special Guest Speaker Steve Moore of the Wall Street Journal engaged the crowd with his observations on the current state of the economy and industry verticals that are going gangbusters. 

Organized for maximum networking opportunities, the event is tightly scripted so that attendees could gather for cocktails at 5:00 PM and head out to enjoy the Greenberg Traurig Dessert Reception at 8:30PM.  The Chicago Bears were playing on Monday Night Football so a crowd gathered to assure itself of a handy Bears win and then enjoyed the delicious desserts and after-dinner drinks late into the night. 

View pictures from the event here.

Feel free to click on the links below to hear the fabulous introductions and acceptance speeches for our 2013 Award Recipients. 

Portfolio Company of the Year Award – PE

Presented by:  Dean Mihas, Managing Director, GTCR
Presented to:  Ed Fiorentino, Former CEO of Actient, current Chairman and CEO of Crealta Pharmaceuticals
Portfolio Company of the Year Award – VC

Presented by:  Ash ElDifrawi, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer
Presented to:  Michael Small, GoGo President and CEO 

Fellows Award

Presented by:  Jim TenBroek, Wind Point Partners (prior recipient)
Presented to:  James F. Dugan, OCA Ventures 

Golder Award

Presented by:  David Golder, Golder Investment Management
Presented to:  Theodore L. Koenig, Monroe Capital 

Daley Award

Presented by:  J.B. Pritzker, Pritzker Group
Presented to:  James J. O’Connor, Jr., MVC Capital  

If you are interested in sponsoring next year, let us know!
Thanks to the all of our 2013 sponsors for supporting this event.  We could not do this without your support!

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Greenburg Traurig, LLP
Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond, Ltd. 
Adams Street Partners
Baker Tilly
The Duchossois Group
Edwards Wildman
Frontenac Company
Madison Dearborn Partners
McDermott, Will & Emery
Pritzker Group
OCA Ventures
Plante Moran
RCP Advisors
Sidley Austin LLP
Silicon Valley Bank
Square 1 Bank
Sterling Partners
Thoma Bravo
Vedder Price P.C.
William Blair
Winston & Strawn
Wintrust Commercial Banking
Wynnchurch Capital, Ltd.