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.

High Road Capital Partners

Founded in 2007, High Road invests in lower middle market companies in healthcare and several other industries. It seeks control equity in companies with revenue between $10 million and $100 million and prefers to make more substantial investments from a dollars perspective. Within healthcare, the firm targets companies in the life sciences/pharmaceutical and non-reimbursement industries. Companies in its healthcare portfolio include Advance Sleep Medicine Services, a provider of sleep diagnostic testing services as well as equipment and supplies used in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, and Guidemark Health, a communications agency providing marketing/advertising, medical communications and learning services to clients in the pharmaceutical and related industries. Read more about High Road at www.highroadcap.com

High Street Capital

Founded in 1997, High Street seeks minority and control equity investments as well as other types of investments in healthcare and a few other sectors. Based in Chicago, the firm targets companies with revenue up to $100 million and considers a variety of investments within the lower middle market. Within healthcare, High Street targets companies in the provider services and non-reimbursement industries. Healthcare companies in its portfolio include BeneSys, which provides healthcare payment processing as a third-party administrator and software and computer services to multi-employer unions and voluntary employee beneficiary associations, and Countryside Hospice, which provides home hospice care in rural and suburban communities in the Southeastern United States. Read more about High Street at www.highstreetcapital.com

Hughes & Company

Founded in 2010, Hughes & Company is a growth equity firm focused exclusively on healthcare software and technology-enabled service companies. Based in Chicago, the firm generally invests in lower middle market companies with annual revenues between $5 million and $30 million. Read more about Hughes at www.hughes-co.com

Huron Capital Partners

Founded in 1999, Huron targets investments in lower middle market companies. Based in Detroit, the firm seeks majority and minority equity stakes in companies from a variety of sectors, including healthcare. Companies in its portfolio include Dynamic Dental Partners Group, a dental service organization providing dentists clinic-level operational support and centralized back-office services, and Spring & Sprout, a dental support organization that provides practice support services to dental specialists in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. Read more about Huron at www.huroncapital.com

Industrial Innovation Partners

Industrial Innovation Partners focuses on acquiring and growing small to middle market companies. The firm, based in Northbrook, Ill., targets companies in several sectors, including healthcare. Companies in its healthcare portfolio include Deerfield Dermatology Associates, a provider of dermatological medical and cosmetic services. Read more about Industrial Innovation Partners at www.iipequity.com


Founded in 2011, InTandem focuses on acquiring middle market healthcare and insurance companies. Based in New York, the firm prefers to make more substantial investments from a dollars perspective in the provider services and non-reimbursement industries. Companies in its portfolio include Cano Health, an operater of health care centers and pharmacies in Florida that specialize in primary care for seniors; Turning Point Centers, a provider of substance abuse and behavioral health treatment in the Intermountain West; Pediatric Home Service, an independent pediatric home care company that helps children with medical complexities and technology dependencies; and Oral and Implant Surgery Holdings. Read more about InTandem at www.intandemcapital.com

Irving Place Capital

Founded in 2008, Irving Place targets middle market companies for a wide range of investments in a number of industries. Based in New York, healthcare companies in its portfolio include National Surgical Hospitals, an owner, operator and developer of surgical facilities in partnership with local physicians, and Universal Hospital Services, a provider of outsourced medical equipment and related services. Read more about Irving Place at www.irvingplacecapital.com

Kelso & Company

Founded in 1971, Kelso specializes in supporting management buyouts. Based in New York, the firm prefers to make more substantial investments in a few targeted sectors, including healthcare. Healthcare companies in its portfolio include Physicians Endoscopy, a national developer, owner, and manager of endoscopic surgery centers. Other healthcare investments have included American Sterilizer, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Spectramed, Unilab and Oceana Therapeutics. Read more about Kelso at www.kelso.com

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) & Co.

Founded in 1976, KKR’s PE platform considers investments in all industries, including healthcare. Based in New York, the firm prefers to invest in a range of debt and public equity investing and may co-invest, seeking a controlling ownership of a company or a strategic minority positions. Healthcare companies in its portfolio include HCA Holdings, an operator of hospitals and freestanding surgery centers; Zimmer Biomet, a designer and manufacturer of orthopedic medical devices and other products used primarily by surgeons and medical specialists; Air Medical Group Holdings, a provider of emergency air medical transportation services; and Arbor Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical company with a portfolio of branded products across multiple therapeutic areas for the cardiovascular, pediatric and hospital markets. Read more about KKR at www.kkr.com

L Squared Capital Partners

Founded in 2014, L Squared makes more substantial investments in mature, middle market companies. With offices in Chicago and Newport Beach, Calif., L Squared targets companies in technology-enabled services, industrial technology and education. Included in its portfolio is US Education, a provider of for-profit postsecondary healthcare education, and Future Logic, a developer of small-format embedded thermal printing subassemblies for a variety of applications, including medical devices. Read more about L Squared at www.lsquaredcap.com

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