About Us

VSS provides more than capital: we provide partnership.

Since 1987, VSS has partnered with founder-owned, lower middle-market businesses, working closely with management teams to help facilitate their next stage of growth.

VSS provides capital for growth financings, recapitalizations, strategic acquisitions, and buyouts with the flexibility to invest control or non-control capital, based on each company's needs and objectives.

NYC Skyline

Partnering with VSS provides numerous benefits:

  • Upward chart icon

    Accessing Liquidity

    Company owners have the opportunity to monetize their business value created to date, enabling diversification of wealth, while also retaining significant equity upside through retained ownership as they continue to build their partnership with VSS

  • Expansion icon

    Brand Expansion and Growth

    Partnering with VSS enables growth via acquisition and augmented organic growth initiatives

  • Key icon

    Amplified M&A Capabilities

    VSS delivers access to its sourcing network and provides resources to execute on add-on acquisition opportunities

  • Group icon

    Leveraging the Experience of our Network

    VSS provides access to its talent network and utilizes a proven operational playbook to help unlock unlimited growth potential

  • Bar graph icon


    Opportunity to realize near-term liquidity while having the option to maintain long-term equity ownership for selling shareholders, the executive team, and on-going employment for key personnel

People talking

Our Strategy

VSS invests in lower middle-market healthcare, business services, and education companies. All are economically vital industries and address important growth sectors for the broader economy.

Targeted EBITDA

$3M to $15M

Targeted Investment Range

$20M to $50M

Flexible Capital

Senior Debt, Mezzanine & Subordinated Debt, Preferred Equity, Common Equity

Use of Proceeds

Growth Capital, Acquisitions, Recapitalizations, Management Buyouts, Shareholder Consolidation and Shareholder Liquidity

Industry Experience

Our focus is on Healthcare, Business Services and Education, all economically vital industries, which address important growth sectors for the economy

Medical procedure

Healthcare IT

  • Electronic Health Records & Clinical Information Systems
  • Revenue Cycle Management, Payment Integrity & Billing & Coding
  • Practice Management, Patient Enrollment / Engagement & Telemedicine Enablement
  • Population Health Management, Value-Based Care Enablement & Clinical Decision Support
  • Cost Containment, Credentialing & Compliance Solutions

Healthcare Services

  • Physician Practice Management
  • Behavioral Health, Home Health & Hospice & Telehealth Services
  • ACOs, MCOs & Related Services
  • Clinical Trial Sites, Lab & Diagnostic Services & Infusion Services
Laptop computers

IT Services

  • Managed Service Providers
  • IT Consulting & Implementation Services
  • Cybersecurity Services
  • Software Development
  • Data & Analytics Consulting
  • Cloud Application Development & Application Hosting
  • Internet of Things

Human Capital Management

  • Pre-Hire Testing & Assessment
  • Applicant Tracking Systems & Talent Identification
  • Staffing, Recruiting, Training & Onboarding
  • Employee Engagement, Talent Analytics & Performance Management
  • Compensation & Benefits Administration
  • Professional Employer Organizations & Employers of Record

Facility & Infrastructure Services

  • Architecture, Engineering & Construction
  • Testing & Inspection Services
  • Building System (HVAC, Generator, Elevator, etc.) Maintenance
  • Fire & Life Safety Services
  • Security & Access Control Monitoring Services
  • Maintenance & Turnaround Services
  • Environmental Services

Information Solutions & Outsourced Services

  • Governance, Risk & Compliance Services
  • Legal Support Services
  • Research & Consulting Services
  • Finance & Accounting Services

Insurance Services

  • Insurtech & Fintech
  • Insurance Distribution
  • Managing General Agents & Specialty Underwriting
  • Warranty Providers
  • Claims Investigation & Management

Government Technology & Services

  • Defense & Government IT Services
  • Federal Healthcare IT
  • Management Consulting and Professional Services
  • Facility & Infrastructure Service
Children at school

Education Technology

  • Student Information Systems & Learning Management Systems
  • HR, Hiring & Substitution
  • Enrollment & Revenue Management
  • School Safety & Visitor Management
  • Attendance & Compliance
  • Student Performance Analytics
  • Parent Communication

Education Services

  • K-12 & College Content & Curriculum
  • Upskilling & Lifelong Learning
  • Specialty Training & Certification
  • Consulting Services