VSS Capital Partners Appoints Dean Pernisie as Strategic Partner
Addition of Senior Advisor Bolsters Firm’s Healthcare Origination Capabilities
NEW YORK – February 1, 2022 – VSS Capital Partners (“VSS”), a private investment firm investing in the healthcare, business services, and education industries, today announced the appointment of Dean Pernisie as a Strategic Partner at the firm. Mr. Pernisie will join the firm’s Senior Advisors, where he will help lead new investment opportunities in healthcare services.
“Dean’s experience and business expertise will further augment our deal-execution efforts in healthcare, and his industry experience will be useful in securing both new platform investment and development opportunities,” said Jeffrey Stevenson, Managing Partner at VSS. “Our Senior Advisors are a great resource to the VSS team and will help us to continue our growth trajectory and position our firm for success in 2022.”
Mr. Pernisie brings 16 years of private equity experience to his career, which includes working across a range of healthcare subsectors such as acute home health, behavioral health, clinical research, medical equipment and outpatient therapy. Prior to joining VSS, he was a Principal at Gemini Investors, a Boston-based private equity firm, for more than 16 years and previously served as a Managing Director at Asydan Capital Management. Mr. Pernisie earned a BS in Engineering and BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania as a member of the Management & Technology program in 2001.
“I’m thrilled to join VSS at a time when there is increasing demand for healthcare services, and as the firm continues to invest in tech-enabled, lower middle market healthcare service businesses across North America,” said Pernisie. “I look forward to supporting VSS’ continued success investing in healthcare services opportunities.”
Headquartered in New York, VSS is a private investment firm that invests in healthcare, business services and education companies. Since 1987, VSS has partnered with lower middle-market companies, working closely with management teams, to facilitate their next stage of growth. VSS provides capital for growth financings, recapitalizations, strategic acquisitions, and buyouts with the flexibility to invest control or non-control capital, based on the needs and objectives of each company. VSS has managed $4 billion in committed capital across 8 funds and has completed 94 platform investments and over 400 add-on acquisitions. For more information, please visit: www.vss.com.