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Featured Event: 2017 IVCA Annual Awards Dinner sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis LLP

IVCA Annual Awards Dinner sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis LLP - December 4, 2017


Each year the IVCA celebrates our industry with the Annual Dinner to honor individual members and outstanding companies from the private equity/venture capital community.  The 16th Annual Awards Dinner was held on December 4th at the Four Seasons Chicago.

This years honorees are:

  • Stanley C. Golder Award – John A. Hatherly, Wynnchurch Capital
  • Richard J. Daley Award – Howard A. Tullman, 1871
  • VC Portfolio Company of the Year – Naurex Inc.
  • PE Portfolio Company of the Year – Kronos Foods Corp.



Why do we honor individuals annually with the Stanley C. Golder Award?  Click here to view an 8 minute movie we had produced about Stan Golder, a pioneer in the VC and PE industry and long considered the "father of private equity in Illinois".


They join a prestigious group of individuals who have been honored in past years with the following awards:

Events details:

5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Four Seasons Hotel
120 E. Delaware Street

Schedule for the evening:

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Cocktail Reception/Networking
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Dinner/Awards Presentation
8:30 p.m. -                  Dessert Reception sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP

 For the 2016 event write up and videos/pictures from the award presentations and event, click here.

This event is sponsored by:

  • Presenting Sponsor:  Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Platinum & Dessert Sponsor:  Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Platinum Sponsor:  Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond Ltd.
  • Gold Sponsors:
    • Adams Street Partners
    • Andersen Tax
    • Baker Tilly
    • Duchossois Capital Management
    • Concentric Equity Partners, an FIC Company
    • 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 Venture Capital
    • Pritzker Group Private Capital
    • Ropes & Gray LLP
    • RSM US LLP
    • Shore Capital Partners
    • Thoma Bravo
    • Winston & Strawn LLP
    • Wynnchurch Capital