Brentwood Capital Advisors, LLC (BCA), a partner-owned investment bank focused on the healthcare and technology industries, announced that John Kibler has joined as Managing Director. Kibler was formerly Partner and Managing Director at William Blair, where he originated more than 75 mergers and acquisitions. In this new role, Kibler will lead BCA’s Healthcare Information Technology (HCIT) practice.
With more than 24 years in investment banking, with 20 of those years spent leading transactions in the area of HCIT, the industry veteran has overseen more than $15 billion in mergers and acquisitions. His recent transactions include representing Zirmed in the sale to Bain/Navicure, the $950 million Netsmart sale and joint-venture with Allscripts-GI partners and Brightree’s $800 million sale to Resmed.
“We are thrilled to have John join our team,” said Kevin Murphy, Managing Partner at Brentwood Capital Advisors. “He brings deep longstanding relationships within the industry and a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our HCIT practice that will provide our clients the high level of service they have grown to expect when working with Brentwood Capital Advisors.”
In addition to prior experience establishing and leading the HCIT team at William Blair, Kibler spent 2.5 years at Dean Witter. Kibler brings real world experience in managed care and group health insurance. He served as Vice President and Chief Marketing Executive at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
Kibler will be the fifth member of BCA’s growing HCIT team that includes three bankers dedicated to originating and two to executing transactions. Kibler will focus on payor, provider, analytics, population health, revenue cycle management and consumer facing IT. BCA’s recent transactions include representing HealthStream in the sale of their Patient Experience business to Press Ganey, the recapitalization of Enable Comp with Primus Capital and the sale of White Cloud to Relias.
“Over the years I have found working with high-growth, entrepreneurial companies to be the best part of my career. Having crossed paths with the team at BCA on transactions, I have experienced their expertise firsthand and I am honored to be a part of this team,” said Kibler.