Chicago, Illinois (July 27) – Chicago Pacific Founders (“CPF”), a strategic healthcare investment fund focused exclusively on healthcare services and caring for aging populations, today announced that Krista Hatcher has joined the firm as a Partner.Ms. Hatcher brings over seventeen years of private equity investment experience in growth-oriented, middle-market companies, most recently serving as Managing Director of Kayne Anderson Capital, and previously working at CHS Capital, Longview Asset Management, and J.P. Morgan & Company, Inc..
Throughout her career, Ms. Hatcher has worked successfully with founder-led growth companies to develop and execute strategies for sustainable, profitable growth and value creation. Working with the executive teams at these companies, Ms. Hatcher has led strategic initiatives involving business development, add-on acquisitions, enhancement of operational efficiencies, and the recruitment, development, and integration of the key management talent and teams needed to help these businesses successfully scale. She has also been very effective at leading and executing successful, value optimizing exit strategies for the high growth companies with which she has worked. As a Partner at CPF, Ms. Hatcher will be responsible for identifying, sourcing, analyzing, structuring, financing, managing, and exiting investments in healthcare services and senior living.
“Krista brings to Chicago Pacific Founders her extensive leadership experience and a successful track record investing in the middle market,” said Mary Tolan, Co-Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Chicago Pacific Founders. “Her extensive private equity investing expertise and leadership will be extremely valuable and perfectly complements our deep operating experience and capabilities.” Vance Vanier, CoManaging Partner and Co-Founder added, “Krista will be instrumental to the successful implementation of our investment thesis and to our efforts to source and grow our portfolio companies. We are delighted to welcome her as a Partner.”
“I am excited to join Chicago Pacific Founders and work with CPF’s team of exceptional healthcare CEOs, senior executives, and investors,” said Krista Hatcher. “I am confident that CPF is uniquely positioned to make a positive difference in the lives of seniors and in the healthcare industry through its portfolio companies. The CPF team’s operating experience, strong industry networks, and proven track record of building healthcare businesses will enable us to continue to build and grow high impact, successful companies. I look forward to being part of building a unique investment platform in highly attractive sectors where I share the team’s vision and passion.”
About Chicago Pacific Founders
Chicago Pacific Founders (“CPF”) is a strategic healthcare investment fund focused exclusively on healthcare services and caring for aging populations. CPF’s leadership team is made up of former healthcare CEOs and senior executives with a passion and track record of building healthcare businesses. CPF was founded by Mary Tolan (Founder of Accretive Health, Group Chief Executive of Accenture), Larry Leisure (Kleiner Perkins, Optum, Kaiser Permanente) and Vance Vanier, M.D (President of Verinata, CEO of Navigenics, Stanford Hospital faculty). The Managing Partners along with founding operating partners John Rijos (Brookdale Senior Living) and Greg Kazarian (Accretive Health) shared a belief that the most significant societal impact and investment returns from healthcare for the next decade will be generated by investment in delivery model innovation.
CPF is actively looking to partner with organizations focused on delivering the highest quality of service to patients, providers, and payers at lower costs. The Fund has completed its fundraising with $440M in assets under management. For more information, please call Matt Doyle (312 273-4763), [email protected] or visit www.cpfounders.com.
About Krista Hatcher
Krista Hatcher previously served as Managing Director at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, a leading alternative asset manager with over $22.5 billion in assets, where she was responsible for business development and actively involved in the firm’s capital raising activities. Prior to joining Kayne Anderson, Ms. Hatcher was a Managing Director at Longview Asset Management, which exclusively manages capital for the Henry Crown family, where she was responsible for identifying, sourcing, completing, and managing direct private equity investment opportunities. Ms. Hatcher started her private equity career at CHS Capital, a private equity investment firm managing $2.9 billion in committed capital. At CHS, Ms. Hatcher was responsible for identifying, sourcing, analyzing, structuring, financing, managing, and exiting investments. Earlier in her career, Ms. Hatcher served as an investment banker with J.P. Morgan & Company, Inc. Ms. Hatcher is active with Private Equity Women Investor Network (PEWIN) where she currently serves as its President and is a member of the Illinois Growth and Innovation Fund (IGIF) Advisory Council that provides investment guidance to support the Illinois Treasurer’s Office and IGIF. Ms. Hatcher earned a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and her M.B.A. in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.