Frazier Healthcare Partners beefs up growth buyout team with four new hires

Frazier Healthcare Partners have added four to its growth buyout team. Joining the firm are Kent Berkley as vice president; and Jeremy Janson, Neeraj Prathipati and Shyamal Swami as associates.


SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Frazier Healthcare Partners, a leading provider of growth capital to healthcare companies, announced today that Kent Berkley, Jeremy Janson, Neeraj Prathipati, and Shyamal Swami have joined the Growth Buyout team.

“We are pleased to welcome these four professionals to the Frazier Growth Buyout team, as they will be valuable additions to the existing depth and expertise of our investment team,” said Ben Magnano, General Partner.” We look forward to leveraging their talents and insights as we continue to grow our investment platform, and we are delighted that they have chosen to join us.”

Kent Berkley, Vice President – Mr. Berkley comes to Frazier after four years with The Edgewater Funds, where he focused on leveraged buyout and growth equity investments in the healthcare, industrial and business services industries. Prior to joining Edgewater, Mr. Berkley was an Associate with CIVC Partners, a middle-market private equity firm focused on the business services and financial services industries. Previously, Mr. Berkley worked for Dresner Partners, a middle-market investment banking firm in Chicago, and for Lehman Brothers in the Investment Banking Division in New York.
Jeremy Janson, Associate – Prior to joining Frazier, Mr. Janson was an investment banking analyst with Robert W. Baird in Chicago, where he was a member of the Consumer Practice. During this time, he executed buy-side, sell-side and public market transactions in the retail, restaurant, apparel and home products sectors.

Neeraj Prathipati, Associate – Before Frazier, Mr. Prathipati was an investment banking analyst at MTS Health Partners in New York City, where he worked with middle-market healthcare services companies on a variety of corporate finance and merger and acquisition engagements.

Shyamal Swami, Associate – Mr. Swami comes to Frazier from Harris Williams & Co., where he worked as an analyst in the healthcare investment banking group in San Francisco. Mr. Swami worked with middle-market companies on a variety of corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions engagements.

About Frazier Healthcare Partners
Founded in 1991, Frazier Healthcare Partners is a leading provider of growth and venture capital to emerging healthcare service and biopharma companies. With nearly $2.9 billion under management, Frazier has invested in over 170 companies ranging from early-stage venture investments to buyouts of profitable lower-middle-market companies. For 25 years, Frazier has established itself among entrepreneurs and seasoned executives as the preferred partner to help create and rapidly grow market-leading healthcare companies. Frazier Healthcare Partners has offices in Seattle, Wash., and Menlo Park, Calif., and invests broadly across the United States, Canada and Europe.

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