We are pleased to confirm the following Growth Partners:
Abry Partners, LLC
Abry Partners is one of the most experienced and successful sector-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since its founding in 1989, the firm has completed over $90 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity or preferred equity placements. Currently, the firm manages over $5.0 billion of capital across its active funds.
Ansley Capital Group
Ansley Capital is a boutique investment bank focused on the intersection of technology and services, specifically related to self-funded employer health plans. In addition to traditional investment banking services, Ansley's wholly owned subsidiaries include both a FINRA registered broker-dealer (Ansley Securities) and an internal investment entity (Ansley Equity Partners). Given the significant experience of our Managing Directors and Operating Partners--as the Founders and Senior Executives of numerous healthcare companies within this space--we leverage this experience to provide clients with a unique combination of strategic guidance and business development assistance, in addition to our core banking services. Ansley principally serves lower and middle-market companies focused on business execution strategies that include capital raises, acquisitions (buy-side), and (sell-side) exit strategies such as the sale of all or part of a company. Our primary industries of focus are technology-enabled services supporting the self-funding of healthcare plans, including network administration (TPA), pharmacy benefit management (PBM), specialty drugs (Rx), claims repricing (RBP), care management (UM/CM/CCM), patient navigation and member engagement, and risk allocation (stop-loss).
Council Capital is a leading healthcare-focused private equity firm based in Nashville, Tennessee. We invest in lower middle market healthcare companies ($10-100M enterprise value) on the ‘right side’ of change in the healthcare industry – where growth will accelerate as cost pressure and quality demands increase. Our unique model helps support management teams in growing their businesses by drawing upon the relationships and resources of our CEO Council, Strategic Healthcare Investors, and Value Creation Team. The Council network, anchored by its CEO Council of 34 senior private and public sector executives who have personally invested over $140M in our funds, has direct relationships with payers, providers, and employers who represent more than two thirds of the country’s managed care lives, numerous provider organizations, and millions of self-insured lives.
Eir Partners is a US-based investment company focused exclusively on the healthcare and healthcare technology marketplace. Eir’s investment platform includes direct platform investments as the sole investor or alongside strategic or other private equity firms. Eir has completed or partnered on over $3.6 billion in healthcare technology transactions since inception in 2015. Targeted stages of investment include growth equity through control buyouts.
Frazier Healthcare Partners
Founded in 1991, Frazier Healthcare Partners is a leading provider of growth and venture capital to healthcare companies. With over $7.1 billion total capital raised, Frazier has invested in over 200 companies, with investment types ranging from company creation and venture capital to buyouts of profitable lower-middle market companies. The firm’s Growth Buyout team invests in healthcare and pharmaceutical services, medical products and related sectors. Serving as a shared resource to the fund’s portfolio companies, the Frazier Center of Excellence team provides functional domain expertise in finance, human capital, information technology, legal, mergers and acquisitions and operations management.
LLR Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm investing in technology and healthcare businesses. We collaborate with our portfolio companies to define high-impact growth initiatives, turn them into action and create long-term value. Founded in 1999 and with more than $5 billion raised across six funds, LLR is a flexible provider of equity capital for growth, recapitalizations and buyouts.
New Mountain Capital
New Mountain Capital is a New York-based investment firm that emphasizes business building and growth, rather than debt, as it pursues long-term capital appreciation. The firm currently manages private equity, credit, and net lease real estate funds with over $37 billion in assets under management. New Mountain seeks out what it believes to be the highest quality leaders in carefully selected “defensive growth” industry sectors and works intensively with management to build the value of these companies.
Sheridan Capital Partners
Sheridan Capital Partners is a Chicago-based healthcare private equity firm that focuses on lower middle market buyouts and growth equity in the U.S. and Canada. Sheridan partners with companies in the verticals of providers and provider services, healthcare IT and outsourced services, and consumer health and medical products, bringing strategic resources to accelerate growth, build enduring value, and achieve strong results.
Shore Capital Partners
The Shore investment process and value creation strategy is based on the belief that when industry, management and a company are in alignment, we have an opportunity to drive transformational growth. Our management philosophy is rooted in a shared vision of success developed jointly with our entrepreneurs and board members. Utilizing the Shore playbook we have generated consistent and repeatable results.
Stone Point Capital
Stone Point is an investment firm based in Greenwich, CT, with over $45 billion of assets under management. Stone Point targets investments in companies in the global financial services industry and related sectors. The firm invests in a number of alternative asset classes, including private equity through its flagship Trident Funds. Stone Point also manages both liquid and private credit funds and managed accounts. In addition, Stone Point Capital Markets supports our firm, portfolio companies and other clients by providing dedicated financing solutions.
Water Street Healthcare Partners
Water Street is a strategic partner and investor in the healthcare industry. Our team has a history of successful partnerships with middle-market companies interested in accelerating their growth, market presence and long-term value. Working closely with founders and executives, we align our industry expertise and network of resources to support their growth objectives. We build market leaders that help strengthen the healthcare system through improved patient care, increased efficiencies and lower costs. Water Street has been deeply involved in the healthcare services market for 10+ years, building a leading franchise of businesses specializing in technology enabled outsourced services to employers, payers and providers.