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.


Sentinel Capital Partners

Founded in 1995, Sentinel is focused on the lower end of the middle market. Based in New York, the firm pursues a wide variety of transactions in several industry sectors, including healthcare. Companies in its healthcare portfolio include National Spine & Pain Centers, a provider of interventional pain management services, and WellSpring Pharmaceutical Corp., a manufacturer and marketer of branded OTC health and personal care products. Read more about Sentinel at www.sentinelpartners.com

Seven Hills Capital

Founded in 2017, Seven Hills seeks control equity investments exclusively in healthcare. Based in Chicago, the firm targets companies within the provider services and non-reimbursement industries. Seven Hills is flexible in its investment sizes. Companies in its portfolio include VersiCare Group, a provider of home- and community-based care for individuals of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and Reliable Medical Supply, which specializes in providing home medical equipment, supplies and services for adult and pediatric patients. Read more about Seven Hills at www.7hillscap.com

Sheridan Capital Partners

Founded in 2012, Sheridan is a healthcare-focused firm that concentrates on the lower middle market. Based in Chicago, Sheridan prefers to take control positions in healthcare providers and outsourced services as well as consumer health and products companies. Companies in its healthcare portfolio include Atlantic Vision Partners, a management services organization providing services to vision practices in the mid-Atlantic region; Dermatologists of Central States, one of the largest dermatology practices in the nation; and SpendMend, a provider of cost cycle management and spend analytics services to healthcare clients nationwide. Read more about Sheridan at www.sheridancp.com

Shore Capital Partners

Founded in 2009, Shore pursues healthcare investments in the lower middle market. Based in Chicago, the firm pursues control equity investments in the healthcare services, products and distribution markets through a range of investment amounts. Within healthcare, Shore seeks to invest in the provider services and non-reimbursement industries. Companies in its healthcare portfolio include ClearPath Diagnostics, an anatomic pathology practice and laboratory which primarily serves the women’s health market; Summit Medical, a medical device manufacturer that designs, engineers and manufactures microsurgery products; Shippert Medical Technologies, which manufactures medical and surgical supplies across specialties including ENT; and Specialdocs, which provides consulting services and assists in the transition of traditional medical practices to a personalized or concierge medicine model. Read more about Shore at www.shorecp.com

Silver Oak Services Partners

Founded in 2006, Silver Oak seeks control equity in healthcare services and a few other sectors in the lower middle market. Within healthcare, the Evanston, Ill.-based firm considers a wide range of investments in the provider services and non-reimbursement industries, as well as hospitals and other major facilities. Companies in its healthcare portfolio include NDC, a distributor of medical supplies; Physical Rehabilitation Network, a physical therapy clinic platform in the western United States; and Hero DVO, a provider of healthcare practice management services for dental, orthodontic and vision practices; Redwood Dental, a dental services provider; Caring People, a home healthcare agency; and Integrated Oncology Network, a leading provider of oncology program management services. Read more about Silver Oak at www.silveroaksp.com

Silversmith Capital Partners

Founded in 2015, Silversmith is a growth equity firm. Based in Boston, the firm seeks to invest $15 million to $75 million in healthcare and technology companies. Companies in its healthcare portfolio include Centauri Health Solutions, a provider of risk adjustment and healthcare quality solutions; Nordic Consulting Partners, an Epic consulting company; and LifeStance Health, a behavioral healthcare company focused on providing treatment services for children, adolescents and adults suffering from a variety of mental health issues. Read more about Silversmith at www.silversmithcapital.com

Source Capital

Founded in 2002, Source makes control equity investments and mezzanine debt investments in lower middle market companies. With offices in Atlanta and San Francisco, the firm typically invests between $2 million and $10 million across a broad selection of industries, including healthcare. Companies in its healthcare portfolio include CRH Healthcare, an operator of urgent care centers in Alabama and Georgia, and Southern Dental Alliance, a regional dental service organization that operates in Georgia and South Carolina. Read more about Source at www.source-cap.com

Spanos Barber Jesse & Co.

Founded in 2013, SBJ has broad flexibility on investment size in the lower to middle market. With offices in the San Francisco Bay area and Dallas, the firm seeks minority or control equity or mezzanine investments in healthcare companies in the provider services and non-reimbursement industries as well as in hospitals. SBJ also invests in a few other sectors. Healthcare companies in its portfolio include Jefferson Dental Clinics, a network of clinics in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston, Texas, metro areas, and Bright Now! Dental, a member of the Smile Brands network of affiliated dental offices throughout multiple states. Read more about SBJ at www.sbjcap.com

Spindletop Capital

Founded in 2011, Spindletop focuses exclusively on healthcare. Based in Austin, Texas, the firm prefers to make more substantial investments in commercial-stage companies. Companies in its portfolio include Bioventus, a developer of orthobiologic solutions; HNI Healthcare, a physician practice management company that delivers hospitalist programs with other solutions and services; and Castle Biosciences, which develops and commercializes diagnostic and prognostic tests for cancers. Read more about Spindletop at www.spindletopcapital.com

Sterling Partners

Founded in 1983, Sterling seeks control equity in healthcare and a few other sectors. With offices in Baltimore, Chicago and Miami, the firm considers a wide range of investments. Within healthcare, Sterling targets companies in the provider services, hospitals/major facilities and non-reimbursement industries. Healthcare companies in its portfolio include Adeptus Health, the holding company for First Choice Emergency Room, which operates freestanding ERs throughout Texas and Colorado; Remedi SeniorCare, a provider of pharmacy services, pharmacy consulting and data management services to nursing homes, assisted living, and continuing care retirement communities; and Surgical Solutions, which provides operating room solutions for minimally invasive surgical procedures to hospitals. Read more about Sterling at www.sterlingpartners.com


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