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.

Driehaus Private Equity

Founded in 2011, Driehaus makes control and minority equity investments in middle market companies within healthcare and a few other industries. Based in Chicago, the firm has wide flexibility on investment size and pursues companies with between $10 million and $50 million in revenue. Within healthcare, Driehaus targets the provider services and life sciences/pharmaceutical industries. Companies in its healthcare portfolio include Innovative Health, a reprocessor of single-use medical devices. Read more about Driehaus at www.driehauspe.com

DW Healthcare Partners

Founded in 2002, DWHP prefers to make shareholder liquidity, management buyout and growth capital investments in mid-to-late-stage companies. The firm, with its U.S. office in Park City, Utah, is focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. Companies in its portfolio include Z-Medica, a manufacturer and marketer of hemostatic products; Champion Manufacturing, a manufacturer of patient seating solutions for a variety of healthcare environments; and PRIME Education, a provider of continuing medical education for the interprofessional healthcare team. Read more about DWHP at www.dwhp.com

EDG Partners

Founded in 2004, EDG makes a variety of investments in lower and middle market healthcare companies. With offices in Atlanta and Alexandria, Va., the firm pursues control and minority equity investemnts in the provider services, life sciences/pharmaceutical industries, hospitals/major facilities and non-reimbursement industries. Companies within its portfolio include DiabetesAmerica, a health center and management program for individuals with diabetes; FirstCall Ambulance Service, a provider of scheduled, non-emergency ambulance and medical transport services; MMIS, a provider of cloud-based SaaS solutions for pharmaceutical, medical device and bio-pharmaceutical companies; and Peak Health Solutions, a health information management services company providing solutions in the areas of coding, compliance and CDI. Read more about EDG at www.edgpartners.com

Elm Creek Partners

Founded in 2007, Elm Creek seeks investments in healthcare companies in the provider services and non-reimbursement industries, as well as several non-healthcare industries. Based in Dallas, the firm is flexible on its investment size in middle market companies. Elm Creek’s healthcare portfolio includes Millennium Healthcare Management, which operates and manages urgent care clinics in Southern Louisiana. Read more about Elm Creek at www.elmcreekpartners.com

Enhanced Equity Funds

Founded in 2005, EEF is focused exclusively on investing in the lower middle market healthcare industry. Based in New York, the firm considers a broad range of investments in companies in the provider services and non-reimbursement industries as well as hospitals and other major facilities. Companies in its portfolio include NextCare, an independent urgent care provider with clinics across six states; Regency Healthcare Group, a provider of hospice and palliative care services; and West Dermatology, a physician practice management company that operates dermatology clinics in Nevada, Arizona and California. Read more about EEF at www.enhancedequity.com

Excellere Partners

Founded in 2006, EP seeks to invest in middle market companies in several industries, including healthcare. Within healthcare, the firm pursues investments in the provider services, life sciences/pharmaceutical and non-reimbursement industries. Based in Denver, EP targets companies that generate EBITDA of at least $3 million annually. Healthcare companies in its portfolio include LucidHealth, a physician-owned radiology partnership; Two Labs Pharma Services; a pharmaceutical consulting company; Biocare Medical, a provider of immunohistochemistry instrumentation; and Advanced Infusion Solutions, a provider of sterile, patient-specific intrathecal pump medications and in-home intravenous infusion. Read more about EP at www.excellerepartners.com

Flexpoint Ford

Founded in 2005, Flexpoint invests in the healthcare and financial services industries. Based in Chicago, the firm pursues investments from $50 million to $500 million in a single transaction, including investments in minority and majority structures in both private and public companies. Companies in its healthcare portfolio include YPrime, a provider of software solutions to clinical trial sponsors; MobilityWorks, a provider of wheelchair accessible vans and other mobility products; SouthEast Eye Specialists, a practice management company for medical and surgical eye care providers; and Select Rehab, a provider of contract rehab therapy services. Read more about Flexpoint Ford at www.flexpointford.com

Frazier Healthcare Partners – Growth Buyout

Founded in 1991, Frazier's growth buyout team targets lower middle market healthcare companies. Based in Seattle, the firm seeks control equity investments in the provider services and hospitals/major facilities industries. Frazier prefers to make more substantial investments from a dollars perspective and pursues companies with revenues of at least $50 million. Companies in its portfolio include Packaging Coordinators Inc. (PCI), a provider of drug development, manufacturing, clinical trial supplies, commercial packaging and analytical services; United Digestive, a gastrointestinal practice management company; TCGRx, a provider of solutions ranging from medication adherence packaging technology to perpetual inventory management for long-term care, hospital, retail and emerging at-home dispensing pharmacies; and Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), a provider of pharmacy support services to more than 700 hospitals and healthcare facilities across the United States and Puerto Rico. Read more about Frazier at www.frazierhealthcare.com


Founded in 1971, Frontenac focuses on lower middle market investments in a number of sectors, including healthcare. Based in Chicago, the firm prefers to make more substantial investments from a dollars perspective in companies with at least $10 million in revenue. Within healthcare, Frontenac targets companies in the provider services and non-reimbursement industries. Companies in its healthcare portfolio include Behavioral Health Group, an operator of outpatient substance abuse treatment centers, primarily for addiction to prescription pain medication, and e+ CancerCare, an operater of outpatient cancer care centers mostly through partnerships with local hospitals and physicians. Read more about Frontenac at www.frontenac.com

Fulcrum Equity Partners

Founded in 2005, Fulcrum focuses on making control and minority equity investments within healthcare and other industries. The firm has flexibility on investment size, including interest in pre-EBITDA businesses, and targets companies with up to $50 million in revenue. Within healthcare, the firm targets companies in the provider services, hospital/major facilities and non-reimbursement industries. Companies in its healthcare portfolio include Summit Spine and Joint Centers, a management services organization that provides administrative and support services to interventional pain management clinics and ambulatory surgery centers in Atlanta; Stratasan, a provider of market intelligence to hospitals; Five Points Healthcare, an owner and operater of home health and hospice locations in several states; and CarePlus Management, a provider of anesthesia management and recruitment to ambulatory surgery centers. Read more about Fulcrum at www.fulcrumep.com

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