Venture Capital

We have extensive experience in venture capital and growth equity transactions, representing both providers and seekers of venture and growth capital.

In serving our clients, we draw on our broad public company and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) experience to implement the growth and eventual exit strategies of our clients. This experience allows us to efficiently represent our venture-backed clients in even the most complex liquidation events, in whatever form they may take—recapitalization, stock or asset sale or initial public offering (IPO). As a full-service firm, we also offer growth and venture-stage companies guidance on a broad range of important legal matters relating to their business activities, including the acquisition and protection of intellectual property, environmental law compliance, commercial loan transactions, labor and employment matters, taxation and dispute resolution.

As a result of the depth and breadth of our experience, and the extensive network we have developed in the venture capital and growth equity community, we also play an active role in introducing entrepreneurs and venture and growth capital firms.

With offices in Nashville and Washington, D.C., our experience in healthcare venture capital transactions is particularly robust. We provide our healthcare venture capital and growth equity clients with a fully-integrated range of services that includes an effective blend of transactional, regulatory and operational counsel. We routinely assist clients with comprehensive due diligence to help them understand key issues and regulatory risks associated with an investment. We also assist our venture capital and growth equity firm clients and emerging growth companies in healthcare investigations and as compliance counsel.

Representative services and experience:

  • Venture and growth equity financings.
  • Leveraged dividends and recapitalizations.
  • Minority interest transactions.
  • “Add on” acquisitions.
  • Due diligence and risk analysis.
  • Healthcare investigations, regulatory and operational counsel.
  • Corporate/general counsel.
  • M&A, IPO and “exit transaction” services.
  • Representation of axialHealthcare, a care optimization platform navigating substance use issues for patients, providers, and health plans, in a $15 million Series C round of financing to accelerate its expansion into the substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, and recovery sector. Previous institutional investors Oak HC/FT, .406 Ventures, BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners (BCBSVP), and Sandbox Advantage Fund led the round.

    We represented axialHealthcare, a care optimization platform navigating substance use issues for patients, providers, and health plans, in a $15...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Health Velocity Capital as lead investor in a $30 million Series C funding round for HealthJoy, a healthcare consumer benefits platform. In addition to Health Velocity Capital, other participating investors included U.S. Venture Partners, Chicago Ventures, and Epic Ventures

    We advised Health Velocity Capital as lead investor in a $30 million Series C funding round for HealthJoy, a healthcare...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Groups360, a leading online marketplace for meetings, in a combined $50 million investment by global hospitability companies to enhance the GroupSync™ platform and make group travel easier for meeting planners

    We represented Groups360, a leading online marketplace for meetings, in a combined $50 million investment by global hospitability companies to...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Represented Heritage Group in its preferred equity investment in Relode

    We represented the Heritage Group in its preferred equity investment in Relode, an online healthcare recruitment platform. Relode will use...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Represented diagnostic test startup in seed financing round

    We represented IQuity Labs, a life science tech company, in its second round of seed financing totaling nearly $2.4 million....
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • We represented Axial Healthcare, Inc., a leading pain care solutions company, in its Series B round of financing led by...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • We represented Express Inc. in its strategic investment in Homage. Homage is a Columbus, Ohio, vintage-inspired apparel retailer. Express (NYSE:...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Represented Health Insight Capital as lead investor in Lucro

    We represented Health Insight Capital, the investment subsidiary of HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HCA), as the lead investor in a financing...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Represented Apple Tree Partners in its acquisition of Narus Health

    We represented Apple Tree Partners in its acquisition of Narus Health, a value-based company serving terminally ill patients. Apple Tree...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Represented Applied Systems in its acquisition of EvoSure LLC

    We represented Applied Systems in its acquisition of EvoSure LLC, an insurance technology company. Applied Systems is a leading provider...
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    Client Type: Private Company
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Janice Parmar
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