VSS is a private investment firm that invests in the information, business services, healthcare and education industries. Since 1987, VSS has partnered with lower middle-market companies working closely with management teams, providing flexible capital solutions to drive growth. VSS has the ability to invest control or non-control capital, based on the needs of the company’s objectives.


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Strategy and Criteria

VSS focuses on key growth industries in the lower middle-market where transformative technology is empowering innovative business solutions.

VSS seeks to invest in and build value in established companies which are well-positioned for sustainable growth.  Our flexible and creative capital solutions are used to finance growth initiatives, add-ons acquisitions, and majority and minority recapitalizations. Through close engagement with owners and managements teams, we leverage our industry experience, financial expertise, and contacts to help grow and improve the business.

Flexible Capital

Mezzanine, Subordinated Debt, Preferred Equity, Common Equity

Use of Proceeds

Growth Capital, Acquisitions, Recapitalizations, Management buyouts, Buyouts of non-active partners, Shareholder liquidity

$1 – $25mm


$10 – $50mm

Investment Range

Industry Expertise

VSS maintains a focus on those sectors and investments where technology can transform traditional, high-demand businesses. Our fund’s focus is on Business Services, Healthcare, Information, and Education, all economically vital industries, which address important growth sectors for the economy.

Business Services

  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Business Operations Software
  • Human Resource Services
  • Financial Processing Services
  • Technology-Enabled Business Services
  • Hosting & Data Centers

Healthcare (IT and Services)

  • Intelligence, Analytics & Benchmarking
  • Decision Support Software
  • Population Health Management
  • RCM, Practice Management Software & EHRS
  • PPMs, MCOs & Multi-Site Providers
  • Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse


  • Financial, Credit & Economic
  • Governance, Risk & Compliance
  • Legal, Regulatory & Tax
  • Scientific & Technical
  • Research & Development


  • College and K-12 Digital Content
  • Education Technology & Services
  • Distance Learning
  • Specialty Training & Certification




Our senior team has worked collaboratively with eighty-five portfolio companies assisting with 350 add-ons for close to thirty years. Our seasoned professionals bring together a wealth of financial, operational, and industry expertise and a commitment to rigorous, informed dialogue to devise the best outcomes for each investment at every stage in the growth process.

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News & Media

  • Patrick Turner Featured in Mergers & Acquisitions - "Corona Virus Makes a Strong Case For Structured Capital"
    May 12, 2020
    Patrick Turner discusses structured capital as a viable financing solution for hard hit lower middle market companies: "For growth-minded entrepreneurs concerned about ownership stakes and governance rights, non-sponsored structured capital is an especially appealing...
  • VSS and NewSpring Complete Investment in BRC Recovery, Announce Formation of BRC Healthcare
    April 9, 2020
    New Investment Positions Behavioral Health Services Provider for Sustained Growth NEW YORK – APRIL 9, 2020 – Private investment firms Veronis Suhler Stevenson (“VSS”) and NewSpring Health Capital, NewSpring’s dedicated healthcare strategy, today announced the...
  • Middle Market Growth - Navigating an Economic Crisis, Q&A with VSS
    April 1, 2020
    MIDDLE MARKET GROWTH | INTERVIEWS MARCH 30, 2020 Navigating an Economic Crisis: Q&A with VSS KATHRYN MULLIGAN Patrick Turner, M.D. Managing Director, VSS Headquarters: New York City Industry focus: Business services, health care, information and education Investment criteria: EBITDA of $1 million...
  • VSS Announces Investment in Ascent Behavioral Health
    February 19, 2020
    Investment Provides Capital to Support Next Phase of Growth for Adolescent Behavioral Health Services Provider NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 19, 2020 – Veronis Suhler Stevenson (“VSS”), a private investment firm investing in the healthcare, information,...


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