FI  Frist Capital

     Office Locations:

3100 West End Ave, Suite 1225
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615-269-7979
Fax: 615-269-7989



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  • Middle Market



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Real Estate & Construction



    Frist Capital is an investment firm specializing in direct investments, secondary direct investments, fund of fund investments, and secondary indirect investments. Founded by Thomas F. Frist III in 1998, the firm makes acquisitions of public or private companies and seeks to invest a minimum of $20 million. Frist's father, Thomas F. Frist, Jr., is a billionaire who served as the Chairman of the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) and his mother, Patricia C. Frist, served as a director of SunTrust Banks from 2000 to 2010. With a family fortune estimated at $8 billion, Frist Jr. is ranked by Forbes as the wealthiest man in Tennessee. His brother is a former Republican U.S. senator from the same state. Frist III also is a director of HCA, the Frist Foundation and a general partner in Frisco Partners, a Frist family investment entity, according to the HCA website.Within direct investments, Frist Capital targets companies in middle markets, later stage, mature, turnarounds, emerging growth, mid venture, and late venture stages and focuses on PIPEs, industry consolidation, buyouts, growth capital, and recapitalization transactions. Within fund of fund investments, it focuses on private equity funds, venture capital funds, and real estate funds.

    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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    Amanda Chambers Director
    Michelle Ashworth CFO
    Rawls Butler Principal
    Thomas F. Frist Founder & Managing Principal
    William R. Frist Principal


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