Tailwind Capital has promoted Dan Bise, Will Fleder and Caki Guinee to partner. Previously, Bise rejoined Tailwind in 2019 while Fleder joined the firm in 2011. And, Guinee came on board in 2014.
Tailwind Capital (“Tailwind”), a growth-oriented private equity firm investing in targeted sectors within industrials, technology & business services and healthcare, today announced the promotions of Dan Bise, Will Fleder and Caki Guinee to Partner.
Dan Bise focuses on technology, business services and healthcare investments. Dan returned to Tailwind in 2019 after prior experience as head of Corporate Development for Change Healthcare, one of the largest independent healthcare technology companies in the US. Dan first joined Tailwind in 2010 and has additional private equity investment experience from BlackRock and Harvest Partners.
Will Fleder focuses on technology and business services investments and joined Tailwind in 2011 after prior experience at Miller Buckfire, Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers.
Caki Guinee focuses on the firm’s investor relations and marketing efforts and leads Tailwind’s ESG initiatives. Caki joined Tailwind in 2014 after prior experience at Lazard Freres.
Larry Sorrel, Managing Partner and co-founder at Tailwind, commented, “We are thrilled to announce Dan, Will and Caki’s promotions to Partner, which reflect their hard work, talent and significant contributions to Tailwind. Each of these individuals have been valuable team members and tremendous leaders within the firm, and we are grateful for their commitment and dedication to the continued success of Tailwind and our investors.”
Jeff Calhoun, Managing Partner at Tailwind, added, “We are extremely proud of Tailwind’s culture, which fosters the development of our next generation of leaders and a strong team of investment professionals. We believe Tailwind is well-positioned to continue to execute its strategy of partnering with strong management teams and entrepreneurs to drive value for our investors.”
Tailwind’s team of 37 professionals is led by 11 partners and supported by a group of 15 operating executives and senior advisors. The firm is actively seeking investment opportunities for its $1.78 billion Fund III and, over the last year, has deployed over $500 million into four platform investments and 19 add-on acquisitions.
About Tailwind Capital:
Tailwind Capital is a private equity firm focused on growth-oriented investments in targeted sectors within industrials, technology & business services and healthcare. Tailwind partners with experienced management teams and entrepreneurs to transform businesses through organic growth initiatives, acquisitions, and operational and strategic investments. Since inception, Tailwind has invested in 47 portfolio companies and over 135 add-on acquisitions.