FI  Talisman Capital Partners

     Office Locations:

330 West Spring Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-857-5000



  • Middle Market



  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Medical Device



    Talisman is the private investment company of the Walter family based in Columbus, Ohio. The firm's partners all come from operating company backgrounds. Talisman partners with management in businesses that it understands and to which it can add value. Talisman deploys up to $100M of capital per opportunity (typically starting in the $10-25M range). Talisman has created and managed three (Flagship Businesses) that each grew from infancy (less than $1M of annual earnings) to greater than $500M of annual revenue and $1B of enterprise value.The firm's objective is to be a valued partner to management teams that seek to build significant shareholder value. Talisman doesn't have artificial, finite holding periods for any investments that it makes. Instead, the firm is driven by what is best for the business from a strategic and a long-term value creation standpoint. The firm has been the lead outside capital in over 15 investments and has made more than 20 significant non-control investments in attractive situations.

    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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    Bob Walter Founder
    Brendan Ford Partner
    Cameron Little
    George Bennett Former Executive Vice President/General Counsel/Secretary
    Matt Bennett Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

      Advocate Revenue Cycle Management
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      Lifestyle Communities
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      Ohio Indemnity Company
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      Sage Integration
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