Lower middle market healthcare-focused private equity firm Grant Avenue has hired Tailwind Capital’s Brian Berkin as managing director.
At Grant Avenue, Berkin will be responsible for sourcing and executing investments across Grant Avenue’s subsectors of focus, including services, devices, pharma and pharma services and healthcare investment technology.
“Brian is an excellent addition to the Grant Avenue team, as we continue to strategically scale our platform with extraordinary talent,” said Buddy Gumina, founder and managing partner of Grant Avenue, in a statement. “Since our founding, we have been committed to executing on our mission of investing in and actively building world-class companies that enhance patient health, improve the overall healthcare system, and positively impact communities. I am confident that Brian, who has a proven track record of healthcare investing, deep industry relationships and high integrity, will have a strong impact on Grant Avenue, our portfolio, and our investors for years to come.”
The $146 million firm pursues lower middle market opportunities with a focus on companies with approximately $5 million to $25 million of EBITDA.
Berkin had been a partner at Tailwind Capital and brings nearly two decades of experience transacting across middle market healthcare. He has experience in due diligence, capital raising and operations experience. Previously, he held roles at Chicago Pacific Founders, LLR Partners and Roundtable Healthcare Partners.