VC  Council Capital

     Office Locations:

30 Burton Hills Boulevard, Suite 576
Nashville, TN 37215
Phone: 615-255-3707
Fax: 615-255-3709



  • Expansion
  • Growth



  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Storage & Hardware



    Council Capital is a private equity firm with approximately $150 million of capital under management. The firm invests primarily in early-growth and expansion stage companies in healthcare services and healthcare IT that emphasize innovative ways to raise quality and lower costs. Council brings management and operating experience to its portfolio companies through the firm's CEO Council comprised of 18 former and current CEOs of major corporations and institutions. Members of the CEO Council are the lead investors in Council's fund and actively assist portfolio companies by providing executive management insight, serving as board members, and if needed, operating as interim CEOs or Chairmen. Council prefers companies that target rapidly growing markets able to exceed $1 billion in market size within five years. The firm typically invests $2 to $4 million in each portfolio company, spread across several financings. Areas of investment interest include Security, Storage, and Healthcare IT, with a particular focus on companies in the Southeast. Council targets companies with current revenues of $5 million to $50 million, generally up to $7 million in EBITDA (operating profit). Council, in partnership with Enhanced Capital Partners, formed Council & Enhanced Tennessee Fund (see profile) and was awarded $20 million by TNInvestco to invest in qualifying companies.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Dennis C. Bottorff Co-Founder and General Partner
    Eric H. Keen General Partner
    Grant A. Jackson Managing General Partner
    John W. Davis Vice President
    Katie H. Gambill Co-Founder and General Partner


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