Varsity Healthcare Partners

Founded in 2012, VHP seeks primarily control investments — growth equity to buyout/recapitalization — in lower middle market companies. With offices in Los Angeles and Stamford, Conn., the firm focuses exclusively on healthcare services, principally providers, payors and outsourced services, with an emphasis on multi-site providers, including physician practice management. VHP typically invests $20 million to $60 million, going larger with co-investment partners. Companies in its portfolio include Family Care Partners, a consolidator of primary care and ancillary diagnostic patient services, and The Orthopaedic Institute, a private practice group of specialty physicians providing musculoskeletal care.