Cumberland Management and Tailwind Capital Complete Acquisition of Cumberland Consulting Group
Published: Wednesday January 4, 2012
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Cumberland Consulting Group, LLC, a high growth healthcare technology implementation and project management firm, announced it has been acquired by key members of Cumberland’s management team and Tailwind Capital, a private equity firm focused on investing in growth-oriented middle market companies. As part of the transaction, healthcare investors and entrepreneurs R. Clayton McWhorter and Stuart McWhorter have also invested. Cumberland’s future growth and expansion will be enhanced by the Tailwind partnership to support its organic and acquisition initiatives. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Cumberland has unique experience in providing healthcare IT consulting services, including - Planning & Assessment; Workflow Management; Vendor Selection; Software Implementation; and Project Management - to healthcare organizations as they evaluate their IT infrastructure needs, including Electronic Medical Records, Revenue Cycle systems and other technology to improve their financial performance and quality of care. Cumberland provides services across several software platforms, such as: Epic, eClinicalWorks, Allscripts, Meditech and Cerner. Cumberland’s focus on delivering high quality service has enabled it to become the consultant of choice for several leading for-profit and non-profit clients.
Geoffrey Raker, Managing Director of Tailwind, said, “This transaction represents a tremendous opportunity for Tailwind to invest in a proven platform that provides high quality services to a dynamic industry in the midst of an IT transformation. Cumberland has a very experienced management team and is well-positioned for future growth and expansion. We look forward to supporting Cumberland as it pursues future organic initiatives and acquisitions.”
Jim Lewis, a founder and Cumberland’s Managing Partner, said, “Tailwind has a proven track record of successfully investing in management-driven, growth businesses and we are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with them. Tailwind has made a strong commitment to support Cumberland’s future initiatives such as further expanding our geographic footprint, investing in our business to serve non-provider customers, and growing our team to better service existing and new clients. We are also very excited to work with the McWhorter family whose experience and success in operating and investing in high growth healthcare businesses will be a great asset to our firm.”
Financing for the transaction was provided by Deerpath Capital and Pinnacle Financial Partners. Cumberland was advised by CHILDS Advisory Partners.