SIIA is pleased to confirm the participation and sponsorship support of the following private equity firms and related advisors who have the expertise and industry knowledge to be valuable “growth partners” for SIIA member companies. These growth partners will help deliver the educational content, as well as be available to meet privately with event attendees to discuss their corporate growth objectives.

ABRY Partners, LLC

Abry is one of the most experienced media, communications, software, healthcare services and information services focused private equity investment firms. Since our founding in 1989, we have completed over $60 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity or preferred equity placements, representing investments in over 500 properties. Currently, we manage over $5.2 billion of capital in our active funds, and our funds have consistently generated top-quartile investment returns. As such, our investor base is highly stable, and consists of well-regarded institutions representing Fortune 100 pension funds, major insurance companies, prominent investment funds and foundations.

Ansley Capital Group

Ansley Capital provides investment banking and consulting services to small and middle-market healthcare services and information technology companies. We furnish clients with keen insights, practical advice and extensive industry contacts from our operating and transactional experience.

Carrick Capital Partners

Carrick Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity firm that targets minority and majority growth investments of $35 million to $120 million in software and tech-enabled services companies. Carrick’s partners are a collection of investors, business operators, and ex founders that work with management teams to identify and improve critical areas of their business that will deliver the highest strategic impact.

Council Capital

Council Capital is a leading healthcare-focused private equity firm based in Nashville, Tennessee. We invest in lower middle market healthcare companies ($10-100M enterprise value) on the ‘right side’ of change in the healthcare industry – where growth will accelerate as cost pressure and quality demands increase. Our unique model helps support management teams in growing their businesses by drawing upon the relationships and resources of our CEO Council, Strategic Healthcare Investors, and Value Creation Team. The Council network, anchored by its CEO Council of 34 senior private and public sector executives who have personally invested over $140M in our funds, has direct relationships with payers, providers, and employers who represent more than two thirds of the country’s managed care lives, numerous provider organizations, and millions of self-insured lives.

Grant Avenue Capital

Grant Avenue Capital is a healthcare focused private equity firm investing alongside forward-thinking management teams that seek an experienced and innovative investor with operational insight and flexible capital for growth.

LLR Partners

LLR Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm investing in technology and healthcare businesses. We collaborate with our portfolio companies to define high-impact growth initiatives, turn them into action and create long-term value. Founded in 1999 and with more than $5 billion raised across six funds, LLR is a flexible provider of equity capital for growth, recapitalizations and buyouts.

TAG Financial Institutions Group, LLC

TAG Financial Institutions Group offers specialized investment and merchant banking services with a focus on middle market companies in the financial services sector. With a core competency in the Insurance Industry, TAG Financial has completed over 250 merger and acquisition and capital raising transactions including capital solutions involving alternative risk transfer concepts.

Water Street Healthcare Partners

Our team has made more than 100 investments and strategic acquisitions to build 30 market-leading healthcare companies that contribute to a stronger healthcare system through improved patient care, increased efficiencies and lower costs. Working closely with founders and management teams, we align our expertise and resources to support their growth objectives. Water Street companies lead in markets with strong customer relationships and proprietary, high-demand products and services. We specialize in growing middle-market companies in three healthcare segments where we have deep experience and a strong network of relationships: Healthcare Services (including services to self-funded employers), Medical Products and Diagnostics, and Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences.