By Sachin Gupta, Investment Partner, Skyline Global Partners
Friday, March 8, 2013
Headquartered in Chicago, Skyline Global Partners LLC is a lower middle market private equity firm which invests an average of $20 million in buyouts and growth equity investments in the U.S. and Canada. The main verticals of interest are healthcare, manufacturing and business services sectors.
Spending a lot of time looking at healthcare and medical related technologies made investment in products and services that can lower the cost of healthcare a top priority.
This has to be a fundamental thesis for anyone in this space. To that extent, having invested in everything from biotechnology to medical clinics, there is a particular excitement about the opportunities that exist in digital health and IT.
Fundamentally the incremental cost savings to society from a new promising drug or device does not compare to the savings that can be achieved from streamlined processes enabled by IT across the continuum of healthcare. So there is a liking for enterprise focused healthcare technologies that improve efficiencies for all constituents in the process.