Lead Capital Partners acquires majority ownership interests in healthcare companies with EBITDA of $1 to $5 million. We provide sellers up-front liquidity, an opportunity for continued ownership, and a unique partnership that creates an environment and platform where all constituents of a business are aligned for long-term success.

We invest family capital.

Lead Capital’s investors have a different focus than that of traditional private equity firms. Lead represents high-net-worth families who acquire majority ownership interests in lower middle market healthcare companies. Lead’s family investors are focused on long-term value creation. These families have created wealth not by buying and selling businesses with a short-term focus, but by building companies over decades.

We focus on healthcare.

In healthcare, expertise and experience are essential. Healthcare represents approximately 20% of the U.S. economy and is highly fragmented, inefficient, and generally frustrating for all constituents. Lead is based in Nashville, the healthcare services center of the United States, and we leverage the city’s vast healthcare network to bring leadership and support to each investment.

Lead’s mandate is to invest behind management teams that deliver the highest quality care for patients, the best operating environments for providers, and provide the best solutions for payers. We believe greater transparency in health care quality and cost, combined with more efficient healthcare delivery solutions, creates an opportunity for innovative companies to improve the patient experience, deliver better outcomes, and reduce costs.

We capitalize each investment independently.

Lead’s unique structure allows it to focus on doing what is best for each individual company and not the relative performance of other portfolio companies. We are not constrained by the timelines dictated by fund documents, nor will we sell a company in order to raise a fund.

Lead Capital’s economic incentives are much more aligned and dependent on each investment’s performance relative to the fixed fee economics of traditional private equity funds. Our investors strongly prefer this structure as they know Lead’s compensation is directly tied to company performance which ensures Lead’s focus is on the success of each company rather than on the fees tied to assets under management.

For Sellers

Lead Capital’s preferred investment structure allows owners continued participation in the growth of their business both operationally and financially. By exclusively partnering with founders who retain meaningful equity alongside us, Lead Capital benefits form a self-selection screening...

For Investors

Lead Capital’s investors are a group of high-net-worth individuals and families who have owned and operated businesses themselves. Our investors are attracted to Lead’s model relative to traditional private equity investing because it provides better access for the investor and stronger alignment...

For Operators

Lead Capital seeks to partner with experienced operators who have a passion for business and a desire to participate in the value they create. We are committed to providing these managers the capital, strategic resources, ownership incentives and timeline they need to acquire businesses...

For Advisors

Lead Capital works closely with advisors and intermediaries to close transactions as efficiently as possible and believes that the best transactions are those where there is a spirit of collaboration. We are committed to responsive and straightforward communication.