Council Capital, Baird Capital exit emids

Council Capital and Baird Capital said Sept. 26 that they sold their stakes in emids to New Mountain Capital. Financial terms weren’t announced. Emids, of Nashville, provides technology services and solutions for healthcare payers and providers.

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NASHVILLE, TN – September 26, 2019 – Council Capital, a healthcare-focused private equity firm based in Nashville, and Baird Capital, the direct private investment arm of Baird based in Chicago, announced today that they have sold their stakes in emids to New Mountain Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Both firms initially invested in emids in 2013.

emids is a global provider of technology services and solutions for healthcare payers and providers. The company’s services include consulting, custom application development, and data solutions that support EHR application deployment and management, analytics, data integration and governance, software development and testing, and business intelligence. emids is headquartered in Nashville.

Since 2013, emids has grown exponentially by expanding its offerings, growing its customer base, and acquiring Encore Health, which expanded its coverage in the provider market. emids’ success has been reinforced by its outstanding team, who are responsible for emids consistently achieving strong KLAS ratings – the standard for assessing vendor quality in the healthcare market.

“We sincerely enjoyed partnering with the team at emids and are excited for the company to continue its growth,” said Grant Jackson, Managing General Partner at Council Capital. “emids is well positioned to continue to capitalize on the tremendous opportunities within the healthcare information technology services sector, and we are confident that the company will continue to thrive in partnership with New Mountain Capital.”

“We consider ourselves fortunate to have worked with emids and its talented leadership team over the last six years,” said Jim Pavlik, Partner at Baird Capital. “We are proud of emids’ growth and leadership in enabling digital transformation in the healthcare industry and are excited about the company’s opportunity to drive further innovation and value for its clients in its next phase of growth.”

Saurabh Sinha, Founder and CEO of emids, added, “We have appreciated our partnership with Council Capital and Baird Capital over the last six years. Fast-growing companies don’t have trouble accessing capital. What I needed was access to proven company builders who share best practices, open doors to fuel growth and are people I trust to have the company’s best interests at heart. Both Council and Baird delivered on this for us.”

About Baird Capital
Baird Capital makes venture capital, growth equity and private equity investments in strategically targeted sectors around the world. Having invested in more than 300 companies over its history, Baird Capital partners with entrepreneurs and, leveraging its executive networks, strives to build exceptional companies. Baird Capital provides operational support to its portfolio companies through teams on the ground in the United States, Europe and Asia, a proactive portfolio operations team and a deep network of relationships, which together strive to deliver enhanced shareholder value. Baird Capital is the direct private investment arm of Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated. For more information, please visit BairdCapital.com.

About Council Capital
Council Capital is a healthcare-focused private equity firm based in Nashville, Tennessee. Council Capital invests in lower middle market healthcare-related companies where it can drive growth by applying its Council Model, which draws upon the resources and experience of its CEO Council (experienced industry executives), Strategic Healthcare Investors, and Shared Portfolio Executives. Council Capital leverages its Council Model to attract and support leading management teams and portfolio companies on the ‘right side’ of change in the healthcare industry – where growth will accelerate as cost pressure and quality demands increase. Council Capital targets control and minority investments with enterprise values between $10 million and $50 million. For more details, please visit www.councilcapital.com.

About emids
emids is a global provider of healthcare technology expertise and consulting services and solutions that serves payers, providers and tech enablers. Headquartered in Nashville, emids helps bridge the critical gaps in accessible, affordable, high-quality healthcare by providing advisory consulting services, custom application development and data solutions. Services include EHR application deployment and management, analytics, data integration and governance, software development and testing, and business intelligence. Visit www.emids.com.