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Portfolio Company of the Year
Portfolio Company of the Year Award
 
The Portfolio Company of the Year Award is designed to demonstrate the effectiveness of private equity financing and the benefits of the partnership between private equity investors and small businesses. The Small Business Investor Alliance has presented the award to 35 outstanding portfolio companies since 1987.
 
On October 21, 2014, Green Compass of Oxnard, California, was selected as Portfolio Company of the Year from among a group of successful companies throughout the country. Green Compass is one of the country's leading waste water treatment companies.  

 


2013 Award Winner
​Ashbrook Simon-Hartley
Houston, Texas
SBIC: Blue Sage Capital


2012 Award Winner
JSI Store Fixtures, Inc.
Milo, Maine
SBIC: Champlain Capital Partners


2011 Award Winner
Controlled Recovery Inc.
Hobbs, NM
SBIC: Blue Sage Capital

2010 Award Winner
Marinello Schools of Beauty
Beverly Hills, California
SBIC: Gemini Investors


2009 Award Winner


Paramount Building Solutions
Tempe, Arizona
SBICs: LaSalle Capital Group, Marquette Capital, Fidus Capital

2008 Award Winners
 
Quiznos
Denver, Colorado
SBIC: Retail & Restaurant Growth Capital, L.P.
 
Intel Corporation
Santa Clara, CA
SBIC Wells Fargo Investment Company
 
Inergy, LP
Kansas City, Missouri
SBICs: Kansas City Equity Partners, L.P., Rocky Mountain Capital Partners, LLP, Midstates Capital, L.P., InvestAmerica Investment Advisors, Inc., Kansas Venture Capital, Inc., Diamond State Ventures, Mississippi Valley Capital Company
 
2007 Award Winner

Heelys, Inc.

Carrollton, Texas
SBIC: Capital Southwest Venture Corporation

 

2006:  No Award Given 

 

2005 Award Winners

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.
St. Louis, MO
SBICs: Walnut Capital and Kansas City Equity Partners

McAlister's Corporation
Ridgeland, MS
SBICs: CapSource Fund, L.P., and Capital Across America, L.P.


2004 Award Winners


Lansinoh Laboratories, Inc.
Alexandria, VA
SBIC: Midmark Capital

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
SBICs: Gemini Investors and Regent Capital Partners


2003 Award Winner


NetSpend Corporation
Austin, TX
SBICs: Gefus SBIC (Gefinor Ventures Fund), Texas Growth Fund, Inter-Atlantic Partners


2002 Award Winner


Inergy, LP
Kansas City, MO
SBICs: Kansas City Equity Partners, L.P., Rocky Mountain Capital Partners, LLP, Midstates Capital, L.P., InvestAmerica Investment Advisors, Inc., Kansas Venture Capital, Inc., Diamond State Ventures, Mississippi Valley Capital Company


2001 Award Winner


People Solutions
Dallas, TX
SBIC: Sagemark Capital


2000 Award Winner


RewardsPlus
Baltimore, MD
SBIC: Piper Jaffray Healthcare Fund III


1999 Award Winner


Extreme Networks, Inc.
Santa Clara, CA
SBICs: AVI Capital Management, Norwest Venture Capital


1998 Award Winner


Metrolina Outreach Mammography
Charlotte, NC
SBIC: NationsBanc SBIC


1997 Award Winners


Kentucky Kingdom, Inc.
Louisville, KY
SBIC: Sirrom Capital Corporation

Steelweld Equipment Company
St. Clair, MO
SBIC: Capital for Business, Inc.

The Merchandising Group, Inc.
New York, NY
SBIC: Sterling/Carl Marks Capital, Inc.

Vivid Technologies, Inc.
Waltham, MA
SBIC: Pioneer Venture Partners


1996 Award Winners


Bright Start, Inc.
St. Paul, MN
SBIC: Hanifen Imhoff Mezzanine Fund, L.P.

DataWorks Corporation
San Diego, CA
SBIC: Pacific Mezzanine Fund, L.P.

Seasafe, Inc.
Lafayette, LA
SBIC: Bank One Equity Investors


1995 Award Winner

Mothers Work, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA
SBIC: Meridian Venture Partners, Philadelphia, PA


1994 Award Winner

Genesis Health Ventures, Inc.
Kennett Square, PA
SBIC: First Capital Corporation of Chicago, Chicago, IL


1993 Award Winner
Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc.
New Canaan, CT
SBIC: Chemical Venture Partners, New York, NY


1992 Award Winner

CTC Distribution Services
Minneapolis, MN
SBIC: Shared Ventures, Inc., Minneapolis, MN


1991 Award Winner
Callaway Golf Company
Carlsbad, CA
SBICs:
National City Capital Corp., Cleveland, OH
Banc One Capital Partners, Dallas, TX


1990 Award Winner
 
Jostens Learning Corporation
San Diego, CA
SBICs: BancBoston Ventures, Boston, MA
Chemical Venture Partners, New York, NY


1989 Award Winner

EnClean, Inc.
Alvin, TX
SBIC: SBI Capital Corp., Houston, TX


1988 Award Winner

Symbol Technologies, Inc.
Bohemia, NY
SBIC: Harvest Ventures, Inc., New York, NY


1987 Award Winner

Microdynamics, Inc.
Dallas, TX
SBICs:
Sunwestern, Dallas, TX
Capital for Business, Inc., St. Louis, MO
Hickory Venture Capital Corp., Huntsville, AL

MorAmerica, Kansas City, MO
 
 
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