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-one 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

  • VSS Completes Minority Investment in Powerhouse
    October 18, 2019
    Fast-Growing Company Poised to Pursue Next Chapter of Growth with New Investment NEW YORK – OCTOBER 17, 2019 – Private investment firm VSS today announced that it has completed a minority investment in Powerhouse (“the...
  • Trent Hickman, Managing Director, VSS featured in SC Media, "Rethinking Cyberisks amid rapidly evolving threat environment"
    October 9, 2019
    In today’s world, it may be tempting for smaller businesses to avoid addressing cybersecurity when it’s often large, well-financed corporations that are making headlines for experiencing data breaches. That may explain why smaller businesses,...
  • VSS Completes Investment in Quatrro Business Support Services
    October 7, 2019
    Transaction Positions Firm to Leverage Expertise in BPO to Accelerate Growth in Leading “Business Transformation Partner” NEW YORK – October 7, 2019 – VSS and Trivest Partners today announced the completion of their investment in Quatrro...
  • Jeffrey Stevenson Featured In Mergers & Acquisitions
    September 27, 2019
    “Being able to be a single source of capital to the lower middle market is important. It’s not efficient in that market to separate the providers of debt and equity, and it allows us...


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Lacey Mehran
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