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WCP’s process-driven approach exposes many opportunities. Driven by our Ecosystem, we focus on enriching a company’s operations – along with acquisition activity where appropriate – to prime companies for sustained growth.
We partner with leaders and CEOs at the top of their game, allowing us to confidently bolster management teams and boards to support the next step in a company's journey
Our model has proven increasingly effective over time, creating a virtuous cycle that advances and scales to continually produce opportunities for value and growth.
WCP’s investment approach is differentiated by our Ecosystem of specialized teams that drive each stage of the investment process. Four proactive business units work in tandem to power the full investment cycle, from uncovering the most compelling industry niches to matching an executive with a specific investment opportunity. Through this Ecosystem, we have established a disciplined and methodical approach to investing that empowers us to scale and seek to consistently yield results.
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Visionary, Not Reactionary
Our Intelligence and Strategy team proactively identifies market areas that hold promise and excitement through a top-down and bottom-up research process. We generate a pipeline of opportunities through rigorous proprietary research.
Capitalizing on Talent Arbitrage
We find leaders before we find businesses. Our Human Capital team conducts extensive diligence to source executive talent with the right track record as we work to grow a given sector opportunity.
Bringing the Investment Model to Life
Our Investment Team draws on deep sector experience in Healthcare Services and Software & Technology services to develop potent value creation strategies for identified companies. Criteria for investment are a focus on the North American middle market, an equity investment between $75 and $200 million, and strong growth potential.
Optimization to Drive Value Creation
Our investments are often in founder-run companies with limited capital or growth experience. Our Portfolio Operations team actively works alongside the company and its new leadership, optimizing operations and building the foundations for higher profitability. We aim to do well for our investors while creating a company legacy.
Creating Investment Opportunities
Our Business Development team proactively identifies and engages companies from identified sub-sectors that fit our investment criteria. We leverage technology to efficiently source and diligence companies to create our own opportunities. Over the past 30 years we have built an expansive and powerful deal sourcing network of thousands of relationships which we continue to cultivate and build.
The WCP Ecosystem proactively exposes opportunities satisfying our strategic approach
Seismic trends are shaping the future of healthcare. We focus on sectors delivering better clinical outcomes, reducing system cost, improving efficiencies, and delivering a better patient experience. Our investment approach supports companies and leadership teams poised to accomplish these objectives as we seek to execute transformational growth strategies in their respective areas.
Software and technology are ubiquitous when running a business today. We focus on mission-critical software with clear value propositions that help companies operate more effectively. We invest in solutions that bring attractive, recurring revenue business models in niches like vertical application software, integrated payments, knowledge technology and healthcare IT.
The partnership with Waud Capital optimized our strategic vision and had a positive impact on the company. My partnership with Waud Capital goes beyond just capital – we have a true team relationship.
Our partnership with Waud Capital has provided us with the capital, knowledge, and resources that have greatly accelerated our growth. We have already made 26 acquisitions since closing in the beginning of 2015, tripling the size of the business and creating a much more strategic asset.
Waud Capital was a tremendous partner over the four years. They shared my vision of building a first-class vein treatment business, and they allowed us to focus on the medicine while providing exceptional guidance to our efforts to scale the company. When Waud Capital exited the business in 2016, we had grown from 11 centers predominantly in the Washington, D.C. area to 44 centers in eight states.