About this site

The McGuireWoods Healthcare Private Equity Team previously published a multi-part series highlighting some of the more active private equity investors in the healthcare space. Since the original publication, we have seen even more PE investors turn toward healthcare investments, new healthcare-focused funds form, and healthcare PE deal activity continue at a staggering pace. Thus, we have decided to launch this site to highlight investors in a more current format, as part of our ongoing service to the healthcare private equity community. These investors, listed purely in alphabetical order, are funds that primarily focus on growth-stage, buyout and platform funding transactions. The sheer number of investors is a real testament to investors’ views of healthcare as a solid investment play.


Peterson Partners

Founded in 2003, PPE is a middle market equity investor that is best known as a flexible growth investor. Based in Salt Lake City, the firm’s initial investments range from $2 million to $20 million across a broad range of asset classes and geographies. Companies in its portfolio include RevOptix, a provider of services and electronic health records software for the optometry industry, and Elevated Billing, a provider of substance abuse and mental health billing. Read more about PPE at www.petersonpartners.com/pe

Petra Capital Partners

Founded in 1996, Petra provides growth capital for middle market companies. Based in Nashville, the firm targets companies with at least $10 million in revenue and positive EBITDA at the time of investment and a growth rate in excess of 20% in healthcare services and a few other sectors. Companies in its portfolio include Etairos Health, a provider of non-skilled home-based care for the elderly in select Florida and southeastern markets; Alternative Behavior Strategies, a provider of in-home and center-based applied behavior analysis therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy services to children with autism spectrum disorder; and Health Essentials, a provider of hospice services throughout the western United States. Read more about Petra at www.petracapital.com

Pharos Capital Group

Founded in 1998, Pharos considers a variety of investments in lower and middle market companies primarily in healthcare and business services. With offices in Dallas and Nashville, the firm pursues control equity and mezzanine investments. Within healthcare, Pharos targets the provider services and non-reimbursement industries. Companies in its portfolio include Seaside Healthcare, an owner, developer and operator of a network of facilities specializing in mental health treatment services for the adult and geriatric population; IASIS Healthcare, an owner and operator of medium-sized acute care hospitals in high-growth urban and suburban markets; and Medfinders (formerly Nursefinders), a healthcare staffing company. Read more about Pharos at www.pharosfunds.com

Post Capital Partners

Founded in 2004, Post makes control and minority equity investments in lower middle-market companies within healthcare and other industries. Based in New York, the firm has flexibility on investment size and typically pursues companies with revenue between $10 million and $150 million. Within healthcare, Post targets companies in the provider services and non-reimbursement industries. Companies in its healthcare portfolio include Invo Healthcare Associates, a behavioral healthcare company serving children with special needs and autism spectrum disorder with therapy service. Read more about Post at www.postcp.com

Pouschine Cook Capital Management

Founded in 1999, Pouschine Cook invests in private middle market companies. Based in New York, the firm targets companies with revenues of $20 million to $250 million, minimum EBITDA of $5 million and an equity need of $5 million to $25 million in healthcare services and several other sectors. Companies in its portfolio include Golden State Dermatology, which provides physician practice management services to dermatology providers; Southern Dental Alliance, a dental services organization that provides business and non-clinical support services to dental practices; and Griswold Home Care, a national franchisor of non-nursing, home care services for seniors. Read more about Pouschine Cook at www.pouschinecook.com

Prairie Capital

Founded in 1997, Prairie targets lower middle market companies. Based in Chicago, the firm makes market recapitalization or buyout transactions consisting of equity and supportive subordinated debt in aggregate amounts of $10 million to 30 million per investment in several sectors, including healthcare. Companies in its portfolio include Swiss-American Products, a developer and manufacturer of skin and wound care products, and R3 Education, a holding company that controls The Saba University School of Medicine, The Medical University of the Americas and St. Matthew University. Read more about Prairie at www.prairie-capital.com

Primus Capital

Founded in 1984, Primus is a growth-oriented firm which takes a flexible approach to its investment. With offices in Cleveland and Atlanta, the firm targets companies in healthcare, specifically services and information technology, and a few other sectors with enterprise values up to $250 million for investments of $15 million to $70 million. Companies in its portfolio include EnableComp, a provider of workers’ compensation reimbursement solutions; Healthcare Bluebook, a provider of cost and quality transparency solutions; and Steris, a provider of infection prevention and sterilization products and services. Read more about Primus at www.primuscapital.com

Pritzker Group

Founded in 1996, Pritzker prefers to make more substantial investments from a dollars perspective in the middle market. With offices in Chicago and Los Angeles, the firm seeks controlling positions of companies in healthcare and a few other sectors. Companies in its healthcare portfolio include Clinical Innovations, a manufacturer exclusively focused on labor and delivery. Read more about Pritzker at www.pritzkergroup.com/private-capital

Provident Healthcare Partners

Formed in 1998, Provident seeks investments in middle market healthcare companies. With offices in Boston and Los Angeles, the firm is the healthcare investment banking division of Provident Corporate Finance. Companies in its portfolio include BioDirection, a medical device company developing point-of-care products for the diagnosis of concussion and other traumatic brain injury. Read more about Provident at www.providentcapitalpartners.com

Pulse Equity Partners

Founded in 2010, Pulse pursues growth equity investments and buy-and-build strategies within three focus areas: healthcare, healthy lifestyles and nutrition. Based in New York, the firm prefers to make more substantial investments from a dollars perspective. Companies in its portfolio include Prospira PainCare, a provider of multidisciplinary pain management services; In-Shape Health Clubs, which owns and operates health clubs in California; and PhysicianOne Urgent Care, a provider of urgent care for non life-threatening medical conditions in Connecticut. Read more about Pulse at www.pulsequity.com


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