A timeline of events

Since 1993, WCP has grown from a one-person, bootstrapped firm to a diverse group of 70+ professionals focused on investing in healthcare services and software & technology. In our nearly 30 years, we have completed 390+ deals and have portfolio operations in 110+ countries worldwide.

1993

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Waud Capital Partners was founded in Lake Forest, IL, and makes first investment

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1998

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WCP raises first fund

2009

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Waud Capital Partners moves from Lake Forest, IL, to downtown Chicago

2016

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Waud Capital Partners formalizes its Ecosystem approach to investing

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2018

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WCP raises fifth fund

2019

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WCP establishes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

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WCP by the numbers

Our entire investment process has proven increasingly effective to scale over time.

As the team has steadily grown over the past few decades, so too has our network of CEOs and the pipeline of differentiated investment opportunities we’ve built.

$3.2bn

Of capital commitments since inception

390+

Investments made

25+

Average years of partners' industry experience

70+

Professionals on our team

A culture of personal and professional growth

The average tenure of our investment partners is more than 17 years. This alone says a lot about WCP's culture and the importance of people. While we are disciplined and tenacious in our focus on growth, our whole model depends on our ability to attract exceptional talent. And it is because of our culture of trust and mutual growth that we can develop the working partnerships that deliver superior investment results.

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