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New York – December 2018 – Tailwind Capital (“Tailwind”), a middle market private equity firm investing in targeted sectors within healthcare, business services and industrial services, announced the promotions of Brian Berkin and Andrew Mayer to Partner and Will Fleder to Managing Director.
 
Larry Sorrel, Managing Partner at Tailwind, commented, “Brian, Andrew and Will are incredibly valuable members of our team and have played a significant role in Tailwind’s accomplishments to date. We are thrilled to recognize these individuals and their contributions to the firm. Tailwind is committed to the development of our professionals and believe Brian, Andrew and Will represent the next generation of leaders at the firm.”
 
Brian, Andrew and Will are involved in all aspects of Tailwind’s investment activities, including serving on the firm’s investment committee and as board members of several Tailwind portfolio companies.
 
  • Brian Berkin: Brian focuses on healthcare and joined Tailwind in 2017 after prior experience at Chicago Pacific Founders, LLR Partners, RoundTable Healthcare Partners and Credit Suisse.
  • Andrew Mayer: Andrew focuses on industrial services and joined Tailwind in 2012 after prior experience at Thomas H. Lee Partners and Deutsche Bank.
  • Will Fleder: Will focuses on business services with an emphasis on technology and technology-enabled services. He joined Tailwind in 2011 after prior experience at Miller Buckfire, Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers.

These promotions follow the firm’s final closing for Tailwind Capital Partners III, L.P. (“Fund III”) in August 2018 with $1.8 billion of total commitments. Fund III has already invested $316 million in five investments. In addition, in 2018, the firm completed 30 add-on acquisitions and sold eight portfolio companies. Tailwind’s team of 33 professionals is led by nine partners and supported by a group of 14 operating executives.
 
About Tailwind Capital:
Tailwind Capital is a middle market private equity firm focused on growth-oriented investments in targeted sectors within healthcare, business services and industrial services. Tailwind partners with experienced management teams and entrepreneurs to transform businesses through organic growth initiatives, acquisitions, and operational and strategic investments. Since inception, Tailwind has managed $3.6 billion of committed equity capital, and has invested in 39 portfolio companies and over 85 add-on acquisitions.