Webster Equity Partners

Webster Equity Partners Adding Todd Rudsenske as a Partner Following Shift to Exclusive Healthcare Focus in 2019


Webster Equity Partners is pleased to announce that Todd Rudsenske will be joining the firm as a Partner.

Rudsenske will be based in Webster’s Waltham, MA office and will join the firm in July from Cain Brothers, a pre-eminent healthcare investment bank

WALTHAM, MA, June 1, 2020 – Webster Equity Partners, a private equity firm with a long history of partnering with leading healthcare services companies, is pleased to announce that Todd Rudsenske will be joining the firm as a Partner. Todd’s experience will further enhance and expand Webster’s focus, expertise, and investment activity in the healthcare services sector, a sector in which it has an extensive and successful track record.

Todd will be joining from Cain Brothers, a division of KeyBanc Capital Markets. Cain Brothers is a pre-eminent middle market healthcare investment bank, which Todd joined in 2003. During his seventeen years at Cain Brothers, Todd was responsible for building and leading Cain Brothers’ financial sponsors and behavioral healthcare coverage efforts. These efforts included representing clients on executing mergers, acquisitions and capital raising transactions that had a combined value in excess of $5 billion.

Some of Todd’s more notable clients include Invo Healthcare Associates, Florida Autism Centers, Stepping Stones Group, New York Bariatric Group, D&S Community Services, Trustpoint Psychiatric Hospital, Foundations Recovery Network and HealthPRO Heritage. In addition to having represented Webster on several transactions, Todd has also served as an advisor to several other leading private equity firms including Arsenal Capital Partners, Centerbridge Partners, Ridgemont Equity Partners, and The Blackstone Group.

David Malm, Managing Partner of Webster commented, “Todd has been a trusted advisor to our firm, for many years. Given our decision last year to focus exclusively on healthcare service investing, adding Todd to our team will allow us to more quickly expand our investment efforts into new sub-sectors of healthcare while also adding to the overall experience and capabilities of our firm. We look forward to his joining our team as we continue to grow the firm to take advantage of the significant investment opportunities that exist in the healthcare industry.”

“I am very excited to be joining David and the team at Webster, a firm that I have known and worked closely with for nearly a decade. The firm’s deep knowledge of the healthcare sector combined with its relationships with highly experienced executives will allow us to capitalize on new investments in a sector in which I have over 20 years of experience.”

Todd is a frequent speaker on the subject of private equity investment in the healthcare sector and healthcare mergers & acquisitions. He has also authored or co-authored several articles on the business of healthcare, one of which was published by Health Affairs, the leading peer-reviewed journal of health policy thought and research.

Prior to joining Cain Brothers, Todd was a Vice President in Merrill Lynch’s Palo Alto office where he specialized in equity private placements. He also spent time in Merrill Lynch’s New York office focused on healthcare mergers & acquisitions for not-for-profit providers and payers. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Todd was a member of Ernst & Young’s Corporate Finance Group in New York where he focused on executing strategic transactions for that firm’s healthcare clients. He began his career on the audit staff of Ernst & Young in Dallas. He holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and BBA in Finance and Accounting from Texas A&M University.

About Webster Equity Partners

Founded in 2003, Webster invests exclusively in healthcare services companies with high impact growth strategies that deliver the highest quality care and extraordinary service. Webster is currently investing out of its fourth fund with $875 million of committed capital. For additional information on Webster, please visit www.websterequitypartners.com