PE  LEAD Capital

     Office Locations:

3817 Bedford Ave., Suite 220
Nashville, TN 37215
Phone: 615-592-6520



  • Late
  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Software & Internet
  • Transportation & Distribution



    Lead Capital Partners is a multi-family sponsored private equity firm that acquires majority ownership interests in companies with EBITDA of $1 million to $4 million. The firm provides owners upfront liquidity, an orderly transition of their business and an opportunity for participation in its future via retained equity ownership. Transaction types include owner recapitalizations, management buyouts, family successions, and corporate divestitures. Targeted industries include healthcare, business services, distribution, IT services & software, consumer products, infrastructure, and niche manufacturing. LCP's Managing Partners have directly invested and managed in excess of $230 million of capital in 38 platform 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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    Erick Clifford Managing Partner
    Pryor Smartt Managing Partner


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