NASHVILLE, TN – BluWave, a private equity-focused B2B Intelligent Marketplace, announces today that Council Capital is a recipient of the inaugural 2022 Top 50 Private Equity Innovator Awards. The awards were created by BluWave to recognize select private equity firms for exemplary performance and leadership. The BluWave 2022 Top 50 Private Equity Innovator Awards recognizes firms that represent the top 1% in the industry for innovative performance in due diligence, value creation, PE firm operations, and ESG.

“We’re flattered by this prestigious recognition, but what we’re most proud of is the impact we’ve been able to have on the lives of patients and customers who benefit from the quality services and innovative solutions being offered by our portfolio companies.” says Grant Jackson, Managing Partner, Council Capital. “While the recognition may have gone to Council Capital, the award is the result of strong partnerships across a broader ecosystem, including our CEO Council Members, strategic investors, and portfolio company teams.”

The BluWave Top 50 Private Equity Innovator Award recipients were selected based upon a rigorous assessment in consultation with leading limited partners, investment bankers, and other thought leaders in the private equity ecosystem. BluWave partners with more than 500 leading private equity firms and has a one-of-a-kind perspective that enables it to uniquely understand best practices and innovation in private equity.

The private equity firms considered for this recognition were assessed across the following criteria:

  • Proactive Due Diligence Practices
  • Transformative Value Creation
  • Progressive Private Equity Firm Operations
  • ESG

“The private equity industry is rapidly evolving, and we applaud the award-winning firms for their leadership across the four areas measured to achieve new levels of business performance,” says Sean Mooney, Founder and CEO, BluWave. “They are transforming the way private equity helps businesses grow and develop and deserve this well-earned recognition.”

For complete information on the BluWave 2022 Top 50 Private Equity Innovator Awards and the recipients, please visit

Council Capital is a leading healthcare-focused private equity firm based in Nashville, Tennessee. We invest in lower middle market healthcare companies ($10-100M enterprise value) on the ‘right side of change’ in the healthcare industry – where growth will accelerate as cost pressure and quality demands increase. Our unique model helps support management teams in growing their businesses by drawing upon the relationships and resources of our 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 our funds, has direct relationships with payers, providers, and employers who represent more than two thirds of the country’s managed care lives, numerous provider organizations, and millions of self-insured lives.

BluWave is an innovative B2B Intelligent Marketplace that uses technology, data and human ingenuity to connect more than 500 leading private equity firms and thousands of proactive businesses with best-in-class, pre-vetted, third parties for critical due diligence, value creation, and preparing for sale needs. BluWave’s invitation-only Intelligent Marketplace includes private equity-grade service provider groups, independent consultants and interim executives. Visit for more information.

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