Founded in 1985, Cortec seeks control equity in middle market companies. Based in New York, the firm invests in healthcare and several other sectors. Within healthcare, the firm targets the provider services and non-reimbursement healthcare industries. Cortec prefers to make more substantial investments from a dollars perspective. Companies in its healthcare portfolio include Aspen Medical Products, a designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of upper and lower spinal orthopedic bracing products; Center for Vein Restoration, a manager of medical clinics providing treatment for varicose and spider veins; and Community Veterinary Partners, a network of veterinary hospitals located predominantly in the Northeastern United States.