2020 Private Equity Deal of the Year Award

Canada’s biggest deal in PE

Know of a private equity deal that made huge waves in 2019? Get your nomination in. This award recognizes the PE firm that put pen to paper and realized superior investment returns, effectively driving our investment ecosystem forward by setting new benchmarks for success.

Judgement Criteria

Open to CVCA member private equity investment firms in good standing.

  • Cash realization value, with consideration to also include total realization value (including any deferred, escrowed, or non-cash consideration), and;
  • Multiple of invested capital returned, with consideration to also include IRR achieved.

*Nomination details are treated as confidential and will not be publicly disclosed without consent of selected award recipient.

Meet Our Past Winner

Novacap Management Inc.
Montreal-based Novacap Management Inc. is the recipient of CVCA's 2018 Private Equity Deal of the Year Award for its investment in Montreal-based Chemical Computing Group. This deal was selected for the 2018 award for outstanding cash realization value, and multiple of invested capital returned.

2020 Venture Capital Deal of the Year Award

Canada’s biggest deal in VC

We want to hear about the venture capital deal that ventured further than the rest. This prestigious award recognizes the VC firm that pushed the needle on actual realizations in 2018, essentially establishing a new paradigm in deal-making for the industry as a whole.

Judgement Criteria

Open to CVCA member venture capital investment firms in good standing.

  • Cash realization value, with consideration to also include total realization value (including any deferred, escrowed, or non-cash consideration), and;
  • Multiple of invested capital returned, with consideration to also include IRR achieved.

*Nomination details are treated as confidential and will not be publicly disclosed without consent of selected award recipient.

Meet Our Past Winner

TVM Life Sciences
Montreal-based TVM Capital Life Science was awarded the 2019 Venture Capital Deal of the Year award for its investment in Montreal-based AurKa Pharma

2020 Canadian Private Equity Global Dealmaker Award

Best Canadian PE deal on the world stage

This new award recognizes the Canadian PE firm that realized superior investment returns on a global PE investment, driving the ecosystem forward by establishing new definitions of success.

Judgement Criteria

Open to CVCA member venture capital investment firms in good standing.

  • GP must have the majority of its employees based in Canada
  • Cash realization value, with consideration to also include total realization value (including any deferred, escrowed, or non-cash consideration), and;
  • Multiple of invested capital returned, with consideration to also include IRR achieved.

*Nomination details are treated as confidential and will not be publicly disclosed without consent of selected award recipient.

2020 Canadian Venture Capital Global Dealmaker Award

Best Canadian VC deal on the world stage

This new CVCA award recognizes a Canadian VC firm that achieved exceptional realization on a global VC investment in 2019, establishing a new standard in deal-making.

Judgement Criteria

Open to CVCA member venture capital investment firms in good standing.

  • GP must have the majority of its employees based in Canada
  • Cash realization value, with consideration to also include total realization value (including any deferred, escrowed, or non-cash consideration), and;
  • Multiple of invested capital returned, with consideration to also include IRR achieved.

*Nomination details are treated as confidential and will not be publicly disclosed without consent of selected award recipient.

Ted Anderson Community Leadership Award

By giving back, we all win

You don’t give back to the community for the recognition or awards, but one very special, passionate and caring individual is going to win one anyway. The esteemed Ted Anderson Community Leadership Award recognizes an individual’s remarkable commitment of time and effort to a community organization or cause. This individual will have made a profound impact upon the organization or cause, thereby contributing to a greater quality of life for the people their generosity has touched.

Judgement Criteria

Open to CVCA members in good standing.

  • Substantial value to a not-for-profit organization/cause;
  • Commitment of time and effort over a number of years to an organization/cause;
  • Individual impact on the organization/cause;
  • Raising and personal commitment of money;
  • Active commitment to community engagement; and,
  • Leadership across a variety of organizations.

*Nomination details are treated as confidential and will not be publicly disclosed without consent of selected award recipient.

Meet Our Past Winner

Jeff Parr, Clairvest Group
Parr’s contributions in business and beyond that earned him the CVCA’s 2019 Ted Anderson Community Leadership Award.

2020 Private Capital Regional Impact Award(s)

The Private Capital Regional Impact Awards recognizes one or more CVCA member firm whose investment has positioned their portfolio company to make a meaningful mark both within the community that they operate in and within the broader business ecosystem.

Winners of this award are committed to making impactful investments to help fuel job creation, diversity of talent, and community engagement. Up to four winners can be selected per annum, with one recipient per region.

Judgement Criteria

Nominees for the Private Capital Regional Impact Award must be a private equity or venture capital investment firm and CVCA member company in good standing. The nomination will be evaluated predominantly on the following criteria:

  • Portfolio company exit in 2017;
  • Cash on cash investment multiples, demonstrating financial performance of investment;
  • Notable job creation & growth since the portfolio company’s inception; and,
  • Percentage of women and visible minorities on the portfolio company’s executive team

*Nomination details are treated as confidential and will not be publicly disclosed without consent of selected award recipient.

Meet Our Past Winner(s)