Lead Capital Partners Exits Hardenbergh Group

August 15, 2023

Nashville, TN, August 15, 2023 – Lead Capital Partners (“LCP”), a healthcare-focused private equity firm investing in the lower middle market, announced the sale of its portfolio company, The Hardenbergh Group (“Hardenbergh” or the “Company”) to BV Investment Partners. LCP partnered with the Company’s founder, Mary Hardenbergh, as well as key members of management in 2015 and was able to significantly grow Hardenbergh over the course of its eight-year investment.

Founded in 1991, Hardenbergh is a market leader for interim non-clinical professional staffing, consulting, physician peer review and outsourced solutions to healthcare organizations. Throughout its history, Hardenbergh has focused on providing top-tier customer service and value-add solutions necessary for ensuring patient safety, care quality and regulatory compliance.

“Hardenbergh has established itself as a best-in-class platform for meeting the diverse needs of the Medical Staff Services Department and the key Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) requirements of our clients,” said Daniel Hart, CEO of Hardenbergh.  “Our partnership with LCP gave Hardenbergh the necessary runway, as well as the strategic and financial resources to grow our core business and expand into new service lines.”

“I would like to thank LCP and management for their support since 2015. I could not have imagined the scale we have achieved over the past eight years,” commented Mary Hardenbergh. “LCP and the superb leaders that have joined the team were the right partners for this phase of Hardenbergh’s growth and helped establish us as a superior player in the industry.”

Pryor Smartt, Managing Partner at Lead Capital Partners, added, “We greatly appreciate our partnership with Mary and the Hardenbergh management team. This was an excellent investment for LCP and is a strong endorsement of our long-term, partnership-driven investment approach in the lower middle market.”

Silvermark Partners LLC served as financial adviser and Bass, Berry & Sims PLC served as legal counsel to Hardenbergh.

About Lead Capital Partners

Lead Capital Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm focused on investing in healthcare services companies. LCP acquires majority ownership positions in founder-owned businesses and provides those companies with a unique combination of capital resources, operating experience and a long-term investment horizon. LCP is based in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.leadcp.com.

About Hardenbergh

The Hardenbergh Group’s purpose is to elevate organizations in their unending pursuit of better. Whether it’s professional non-clinical staffing, outsourced services, peer review, consulting or physician leadership, Hardenbergh delivers mission-critical solutions to its clients that drive better healthcare. From hospitals to health systems to payers and physician practices, Hardenbergh’s clients include many of the largest and most respected healthcare organizations in the U.S. For more information visit www.hardenberghgroup.com.


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