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.

Delivering Real Benefits to Strategic Limited Partners

  • Early visibility to emerging trends
  • Introductions to innovative companies of strategic interest
  • Regularly scheduled interactions to share ideas
  • Direct insight into pipeline, diligence findings, portfolio and companies of interest
  • Commercial relationship opportunities with portfolio companies
  • Potential co-investment opportunities
  • Friendly, informal networking opportunity with other strategic limited partners at HLM-sponsored events

Delivering Real Benefits to Portfolio ENTREPRENEURS

  • Early perspectives on innovation and emerging trends
  • Direct insights into prospective customer attitudes, pain points, and hot buttons
  • Commercial relationships
  • Distribution relationships
  • Management talent and board members
  • Knowledgeable, well-capitalized potential co-investors
  • Potential exit opportunities
  • Heightened visibility with health care’s key constituents

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.


Unparalleled Access

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.

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