Jeff Edwards has over 18 years of investment experience and is a Partner at NovaQuest Capital Management. He is responsible for transaction origination, investment policy, fundraising, and the day-to-day management of NovaQuest Capital Management. In addition, he directs the Private Equity team in acquisitions, divestitures and oversight of portfolio companies.
Prior to joining NovaQuest, Mr. Edwards co-led the Principal Investment Private Equity program at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, leading the efforts in the Healthcare and Industrial sectors across a variety of geographies. In that role, he was responsible for making investment decisions, deal origination, as well as portfolio construction and portfolio management.
Mr. Edwards’ previous experience also includes M&A advisory work for Raymond James Capital Markets focusing on middle-market companies. Mr. Edwards also worked for State Street Global Markets (‘SSGM’). His efforts were focused on private equity fund formation, portfolio management and investment due diligence. Before moving back to the capital markets sector he worked in finance and administrative roles in the healthcare industry with Carolinas HealthCare Systems and HCA, Inc. He started his career with the middle market investment bank RW Baird.
Mr. Edwards received an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MSF from Boston College and a B.A. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Mr. Edwards is also a CAIA Charter Holder.