The Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) Portfolio Company of the Year Award recognizes the effectiveness of private equity financing and the benefits of the partnership between private investors and small businesses. The award has been presented to 40 SBIA-member companies since 1987. Previous award winners include companies that are now household names like Intel, Callaway Golf, Heely’s, McAlister’s Deli, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Build-A-Bear Workshop.
This year’s award winner, Paragon Bioservices, Inc., was selected from a group of highly successful companies from around the country. Paragon is an industry-leading, contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) whose focus is the development and manufacturing of cutting-edge biopharmaceuticals. Paragon partners with the world’s best biotech and pharma companies, focusing on transformative technologies including gene therapies (AAV), next-generation vaccines, oncology immunotherapies (oncolytic viruses and CAR-T cell therapies),and other complex biologics.