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Strategic Partners

The HCPEA Strategic Partners program was established in recognition of the important role collaboration and partnership play in driving business success.  The goal of the program is to develop and maintain relationships with a primary group of relevant and diverse corporate partners to assist with programming and education for association members.  These relationships are evaluated as necessary to determine the success of the partnership and/or if others should be added to the program.


Berkeley Research Group, LLC (BRG) is a global consulting firm that helps leading organizations advance in three key areas: disputes and investigations, corporate finance, and strategy and operations. Headquartered in California with offices around the world, we are an integrated group of experts, industry leaders, academics, data scientists, and professionals working beyond borders and disciplines. We harness our collective expertise to deliver the inspired insights and practical strategies our clients need to stay ahead of what’s next.

We have in-depth experience across a wide range of industries and markets, from construction and energy to technology and healthcare. No matter what sector your business is in, we have experienced professionals who understand the challenges you face—making us better equipped to help solve them.


EY’s Global Health Sector brings together a worldwide network of more than 17,000 sector-focused strategy, transaction, consulting, tax and assurance professionals with a range of health care and business backgrounds. Our wide-reaching network allows us to rapidly share leading practices and solutions around the globe and deploy diverse delivery teams to meet clients’ needs.

EY Private Equity services can help you discover new strategies to navigate complex transformations that shape the future and unlock innovative paths to growth and value creation. Private equity firms, portfolio companies and investment funds face complex challenges. They are under pressure to deploy capital amid unprecedented economic and geopolitical uncertainty, increased competition and rising stakeholder expectations. Successful deals depend on the ability to move faster, drive rapid and strategic growth, and create greater value throughout the transaction lifecycle.

The Global EY network helps source deal opportunities and combines sector insights with proven, innovative private equity strategies that have guided the world’s fastest-growing companies. We help PE firms drive meaningful impact across the breadth of their funds and portfolios by helping in the creation of long-term value in an actionable, sustainable and transparent manner for all stakeholders.

Gallagher (NYSE: AJG), a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The Gallagher Healthcare Private Equity and M&A team has the expertise to support risk management and human capital advice through all stages of investment from fund formation to diligence to exit.  Healthcare private equity investors have complex risks stemming from myriad sources, including investors, limited partners, regulatory agencies, portfolio companies and employees. Our process has aided private equity investors in navigating the associated risk with investing and risk transfer options for various components of the transactional risk to remove barriers and to support both sides of the agreement.

We work with all members of the private equity and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) community. Our proven methodologies and coverage options are designed to be flexible to meet the needs at all points of the M&A process for private equity, venture capital, asset management operations & more. We work with private equity firms as well as corporate clients to help them promote greater profitability and to develop human capital value creation strategies and mitigate risk.


Harris Williams is an investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services. Our firm advises and advocates for clients worldwide through critical milestones and during the lives of their businesses to strategically create value – with passion, flexibility and a commitment to detail.

We collaborate as one firm across Industry Groups and geographic boundaries in a culture where every person is focused on our clients’ objectives. We are dedicated to execution excellence based on rigorous strategy that is specifically tailored to achieve success for our clients.

As trusted thought partners to owners, management teams and buyers, we forge enduring, valued relationships that deliver results.

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Jarrard Inc. ranks among the nation’s Top 10 healthcare strategic communications firm and is exclusively devoted to providers of all stripes. Since our founding in 2006, we’ve helped more than 1,000 healthcare organizations – helping them prioritize, develop brand positioning and communicate as they blitz through high-stakes moments. The firm’s signature Health Services Practice – devoted to the unique needs of groundbreaking portfolio companies and PE firms that are driving the industry forward – has a proven track record for helping these companies successfully launch, scale, pivot and advance growth goals – achieving maximum returns on investment – as well as safeguarding reputation in times of challenge and crisis. From offices in Nashville and Chicago, Jarrard Inc. consultants have served more than 1000 leading healthcare companies and health systems in 45+ states.


As the nation’s leading healthcare law firm, McDermott Will & Emery  partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. More than 1,200 lawyers strong, we bring our personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for our clients and the people they serve. McDermott’s Healthcare group is the only practice to receive top national rankings from Chamber USAU.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” The Legal 500 US and Law360. For 12 consecutive years, Chambers USA has ranked our Healthcare group as national Band 1. We have also held the top spot in PitchBook’s League Tables as the most active firm for healthcare private equity since 2017.

West Monroe advises private equity firms and strategic buyers on their M&A transactions to help execute value creation strategies. The West Monroe M&A team has worked on over 7,000 deals, representing more than two trillion dollars in deal value, with 35 of the top 50 PE firms.