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Respected Healthcare Investor Alex Albert Takes Helm of Healthcare Private Equity Association as Chairperson

·5 min read

Amy Christensen, Vice Chairperson will partner with Albert to advance the mission of HCPEA and the important role of healthcare investing.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., August 30, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alex Albert, Founding Partner of Patient Square Capital, has been appointed Chairperson of the Healthcare Private Equity Association (HCPEA), a nonprofit trade association focused on supporting the healthcare private equity community, officials announced today. Albert previously served as Vice Chairperson and succeeds prior Chairperson Paige Daly, Partner at Harvest Partners, effective July 1, 2022.

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Alex Albert, HCPEA Chairperson (Photo: Business Wire)

Since its founding in 2010, HCPEA remains the only private equity association dedicated to healthcare in the U.S. The association is driven by a mission to create a dedicated network that supports the needs, knowledge and relationships of those in healthcare private equity. Fresh off the heels of new branding that reflects the evolution of the association, HCPEA continues to expand its vibrant community of more than 1,000 investment professionals representing nearly 100 member firms across diverse forms of private investments in various stages of companies – all devoted to creating sustainable healthcare businesses in areas of significant impact such as health inequities, access, costs, and patient quality and outcomes.

"The need for innovation in healthcare has never been so great," said Albert. "Over the next year, we will build on our significant momentum to increase HCPEA’s networking opportunities for investors at all career stages. Bringing individuals and investing firms together who share a similar passion to improve healthcare and facilitate enhanced partnerships, collaboration and best practices in the industry is a catalyst to foster the positive impact that private equity investments can have on patient lives."

Albert is joined by Amy Christensen, Partner and Co-Head of Healthcare at The Vistria Group as HCPEA Vice Chairperson. Together, they will continue shaping the member experience. Priorities for the coming year include a continued focus on delivering high-quality, differentiated programming for all levels of healthcare PE professionals across the country, creating opportunities to build long-term relationships with peers, and growing the membership base to represent the diverse voices and perspectives of the healthcare investment community.

"Today’s healthcare private equity landscape is marked by greater subsector knowledge and focus, as well as deeper relationships and collaboration across the investment community," said Christensen. "HCPEA has an impressive catalog of education topics and other industry resources such as those related to ESG and DE&I that are pertinent to healthcare investors. We are constantly developing new programming for members that is relevant to the ever-evolving industry and fosters growth, development and partnerships that yield good investments that facilitate greater access to higher quality healthcare."

HCPEA enables private equity professionals to advance their knowledge and networks. The association serves as a convener of healthcare investors with the goal of unlocking the power of partnerships to advance healthcare.

About Alex Albert, HCPEA Chairperson

Alex Albert, a Founding Partner of Patient Square Capital, has more than 15 years of investment and acquisition experience. Prior to joining Patient Square, Albert was a Partner at Ares Management where he served as the co-head of healthcare within the Private Equity Group. Albert currently serves on the boards of the parent entities of Summit BHC and Radius Health and previously with DuPage Medical Group, National Veterinary Associates, Ob Hospitalist Group and Unified Women’s Healthcare. Albert holds a BA, magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University in Economics and an MA from Columbia University in Quantitative Methods. He also holds an MPhil from Oxford University in Economics. Mr. Albert is a CFA® charterholder.

About Amy Christensen, HCPEA Vice Chairperson

Amy Christensen is a Partner and Co-Head of Healthcare at The Vistria Group. Prior to Vistria, Christensen was a Vice President at NewSpring Capital and an investment professional with Calder Capital Partners. She began her career as a healthcare consultant. Christensen currently serves on the boards of Behavioral Health Group, Chiro One, Supplemental Healthcare, Beacon Specialized Living, and Sandstone Care and previously served on the boards of St. Croix Hospice, Angel MedFlight, and Alacura. Christensen received a B.S. from Northwestern University summa cum laude and an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business where she was an Andrew Alper Merit Scholar.

The HCPEA Board of Directors consists of industry experts with deep understanding and passion for growing successful healthcare companies:

  • Alex Albert, Founding Partner, Patient Square Capital

  • Amy Christensen, Partner, The Vistria Group

  • Thomas (T.J.) Carella, Managing Director, Warburg Pincus

  • Mark Carter, Managing Director, TA Associates

  • Andrew Cavanna, Partner, Apax Partners

  • Christopher Crosby, Managing Director, Nautic Partners

  • Paige Daly, Partner, Harvest Partners

  • Fazle Husain, Partner, CVC Capital Partners

  • Geoff Lieberthal, Partner, Two Sigma

  • Ben Magnano, Managing Partner, Frazier Healthcare Partners

  • John Maldonado, Managing Partner, Advent International

  • Nicholas O'Leary, General Partner, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

  • Ravi Sachdev, Partner, CD&R

  • Doug Schillinger, Managing Director, DW Healthcare Partners

  • Anushka Sunder, Managing Director, Blackstone

About HCPEA

The Healthcare Private Equity Association (HCPEA) is a nonprofit trade association whose mission is to support the reputation, knowledge, and relationships of the healthcare private equity community. Its member firms are passionate about healthcare and are committed to building successful enduring businesses that "do well" while "doing good." As well as capital, our members bring industry knowledge, broad networks, and deep expertise to help companies grow, create jobs, and deliver high-quality healthcare. Collectively, HCPEA member firms have over $4 trillion in AUM and have supported the growth of 1500+ healthcare businesses.

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