Delivering value and growth

Disciplined, organic growth model

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.

Experienced talent

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.

An Ecosystem of professionals drives our every decision

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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Business Intelligence and Strategy

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.


Recent News

Waud Capital Completes Growth Capital Partnership with TeamSnap

04-14-2021

Human Capital

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. 


Recent News

Waud Capital Partners Forms New Partnership with Pharmaceutical Services Executive Mark Bouck

02-10-2022

 

Waud Capital Partners Backs Executives Bales Nelson and Allen Dye to Build a Technology-Enabled Healthcare Services Platform Company

04-09-2021

Investment Team

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.


Recent News

WCP Sells iOFFICE to Thoma Bravo, Makes Minority Investment in Leading Workplace Software Platform

06-01-2021

 

Waud Capital Completes Growth Capital Partnership with TeamSnap

04-14-2021

Portfolio Operations

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. 


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Business Development

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.


Recent News

Waud Capital Completes Growth Capital Partnership with TeamSnap

04-14-2021

 

Waud Backs Education-Tech Company CE Shop

12-22-2020

Our investment criteria

 

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The WCP Ecosystem proactively exposes opportunities satisfying our strategic approach

  • North American market focus
  • Equity investment between $75 and $200 million
  • Strong potential for growth
  • Control investments

Unique expertise.
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Healthcare Services

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.

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Software & Technology

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.

Hear it from the CEOs we've partnered with

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Mark Layden CEO, Cybergrants

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.

Steve Tapp
Steve Tapp CEO, Lifelong Learner Holdings / PSI Services

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.

Sanjiv Lakhanpal
Sanjiv Lakhanpal CEO, Center for Vein Restoration

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.