NASHVILLE, TN – BluWave, the network for business builders catering to private equity grade due diligence and value creation needs, announced today that Council Capital has been honored with the 2024 Top Private Equity Innovator Award for the third consecutive year. These awards acknowledge specific private equity firms for their outstanding innovation and leadership. BluWave’s 2024 Private Equity Innovator Award recipients, including Council Capital, represent the top 2% in the private equity industry in areas such as due diligence, value creation, ESG, and PE firm operations*.

Tim Schulte, Partner at Council Capital, expressed pride in the recognition, stating, “We’re honored to be recognized by BluWave for a third consecutive year,” says Tim Schulte. “This recognition celebrates the diverse partnerships that drive our success: dedicated portfolio company teams, strategic CEO Council members and investors, and our strong and growing team at Council Capital. We’re actively pursuing collaborations with healthcare businesses that share our commitment to improving patient lives through quality services and cutting-edge solutions”

Recipients of the 2024 Top Private Equity Innovator Award by BluWave were subjected to a thorough evaluation, conducted in collaboration with influential limited partners, investment bankers, and key figures in the private equity ecosystem. Leveraging its distinctive viewpoint acquired through partnerships with more than 500 top-tier private equity firms, BluWave is adept at comprehending best practices and fostering innovation within the private equity sector.

Private equity firms were evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Proactive due diligence practices
  2. Transformative value creation
  3. Embracement of ESG
  4. Modern private equity firm operations

Sean Mooney, Founder and CEO of BluWave, emphasized, “The Top Private Equity Innovators have demonstrated an ability to stay ahead of changing environments, engage in transformative due diligence and value creation, and embrace the strategic value of ESG. They are leaders in creating economic opportunities and building businesses that provide jobs, and we commend them on their innovation and success for the second year in a row.”

For comprehensive information on the BluWave 2024 Private Equity Innovator Awards and the recipients, please visit

ABOUT COUNCIL CAPITAL Council Capital is a prominent healthcare-focused private equity firm based in Nashville, Tennessee. The firm invests in lower middle-market healthcare companies ($10-100M enterprise value) positioned on the ‘right side of change’ in the healthcare industry, where growth aligns with increasing cost pressure and quality demands. Council Capital’s unique model supports management teams in business growth by leveraging the relationships and resources of its CEO Council, Strategic Healthcare Investors, and Value Creation Team.

The Council network, anchored by its CEO Council of 34 senior private and public sector executives who have personally invested over $140M in the funds, maintains direct relationships with payers, providers, and employers, representing more than two-thirds of the country’s managed care lives, numerous provider organizations, and millions of self-insured lives.

ABOUT BLUWAVE BluWave is the network for business builders addressing private equity grade service provider needs. The company’s platform combines consultative support with technology, data, and AI to expertly connect businesses with proven providers in due diligence, value creation, and preparation for sale. The BluWave Vetted™ network is an invite-only ecosystem of top-tier individuals and service providing groups.

Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, BluWave ranks as one of America’s fastest-growing companies and currently serves more than 500 leading private equity firms and thousands of proactive businesses. Visit to learn more.

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