Council Capital names Jackson managing partner

Council Capital, the Nashville healthcare-focused private equity firm, named Grant Jackson managing partner. Jackson had joined the firm in 2008 as a general partner and had effectively assumed the MP’s role in October 2014. He had led the closing of the firm’s third private equity fund, which closed two weeks ago on more than $150 million. Jackson, 44, has 15 years of experience in healthcare PE at all levels, including company directorships and deal sourcing through to exits. Council Capital, currently managing about $300 million, makes control and minority investments in healthcare companies, targeting those with enterprise values of $10 million to $50 million.

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Council Capital Announces Grant Jackson as Managing Partner

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 26, 2016) – Council Capital, a Nashville-based healthcare private equity firm that utilizes its unique CEO Council business model to attract leading management teams and portfolio companies, today announces Grant Jackson as Managing Partner of the rapidly growing firm. Jackson first joined Council Capital in 2008 as a General Partner, a role he held until stepping into the Managing Partner position in October 2014.

With fifteen years of experience in private equity, Jackson has focused entirely on investing in the healthcare services and healthcare IT sectors. Jackson’s private equity investment background includes extensive board-level experience and involvement in all stages of the portfolio company life cycle, from deal sourcing to investment exit. Since taking the Managing Partner position, Jackson has led the closing of Council Capital’s third private equity fund at over $150 million, as well as further enhanced the CEO Council business model to include 34 top-tier CEOs and several strategic healthcare investors whose relationships and expertise support portfolio companies in growing and increasing in value.

Prior to joining Council Capital, Jackson was a Partner at The Aurora Funds in Durham, N.C. and also held positions at First Analysis Corporation and Accenture. Jackson earned his BS from Florida State University and an MBA with distinction from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University where he was a Siebel Scholar, an academic achievement and leadership award recognizing him as one of the top five students at the top five graduate business schools.

“This is an exciting opportunity for me,” said Grant Jackson. “I am honored to lead a firm with such a rich history and to be surrounded by a terrific investment team, 34 world-class CEO Council members and several strategic healthcare investors. It is this team and our differentiated CEO Council business model that in turn attracts the great management teams that drive our returns and continues to successfully position the firm for the future.”

Founded in 2000, Council Capital has approximately $300 million of capital under management and actively invests in fast-growing healthcare companies. Leveraging a unique operator-oriented investment model, Council Capital invests in fast growing companies who are improving the healthcare industry. These companies benefit from Council Capital’s CEO Council business model, a distinct value proposition that offers exclusive access to a top-tier group of industry-leading CEOs and strategic healthcare investors who are committed to being engaged partners to management teams in supporting and growing the firm’s portfolio companies by providing access to their extensive networks and expertise.

“We are fortunate to have Grant Jackson represent Council Capital as the Managing Partner at this exciting time for investment in the healthcare sector,” said Katie Gambill, Founding General Partner.  “Grant’s promotion is well deserved following his strong contributions in building our firm and the CEO Council business model over the past several years. In today’s business environment, we continue to look for ways to support the growth of our portfolio and deliver differentiated returns to our investors, and having Grant take on an even greater role on our leadership team will help us do just that,” said Denny Bottorff, Founding General Partner.

Over the past fifteen years, the Council Capital investment team has led 27 healthcare-related investments and has an extensive track record of successfully investing in healthcare and helping portfolio companies achieve their potential. The leadership team and business model have evolved significantly as the firm’s capital base has grown.