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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 37 outstanding portfolio companies since 1987.
On October 23, 2017, Fast Pace Urgent Care of Brentwood, Tennessee was selected as Portfolio Company of the Year from among a group of successful companies throughout the country.  

From Left: SBIA Chair Carolyn Galiette, Caroline Ducas of Resolute Capital Partners, Rob Benson and Spencer Gambrell of Fast Pace Urgent Care, Andy Tatman of Resolute Capital Partners, and SBIA Immediate Past Chair Jeri Harman.

2016 Award Winner
Charlotte, NC

SBIC: Boathouse Capital

2015 Award Winner
Salveo Specialty Pharmacy
St. Petersburg, FL
SBIC: Petra Capital Partners

2014 Award Winner
Green Compass
Oxnard, CA
SBIC: C3 Capital

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
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

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

MorAmerica, Kansas City, MO
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