In addition to traditional financial sponsors, we are proud to invest on behalf of some of the nation’s most influential health plans, hospital systems, pharmacy chains, and health care foundations. Through best practices refined from over two decades of working with these entities, we help spread innovation within our strategic investors’ organizations. In turn, they help accelerate the growth of our portfolio companies, they help us with diligence and identify targeted investment themes, and they point us to specific companies working with their organizations that may need growth capital. Virtually every HLM strategic investor has engaged with and recognized benefits from at least one of our portfolio companies.
We invest in companies across stages – from early stage to growth equity. We both lead financings and participate as co-investors, and we participate in small financings all the way up to larger pre-IPO rounds and buyouts.
These symbiotic relationships have been a hallmark of our success for more than two decades. We enjoy longstanding relationships and regular interactions with the senior executives of our strategic investors, we also serve on the Boards of Directors of a handful of other innovative and influential health care organizations, and we continue to expand our relationships with newcomers in the emerging entrepreneurial health care ecosystem.
HLM is an active sponsor and mentor to several accelerator programs in the new Post-Reform health care economy. These relationships, in turn, allow us to identify and gain early access to tomorrow’s health care industry leaders.