For more than two decades, investment banks have been consolidating or becoming part of large, often global financial institutions. While this may be good for partners and shareholders, we believe the best interests and objectives of clients have often been left out of the equation.

In this environment, senior professionals from Nashville’s investment banking community formed Avondale Partners in June 2001, opening our offices on September 4th, just one week before 9/11. Since our founding, the firm has focused on guiding and serving the changing needs of our clients in a variety of market situations. 

As a testament to our founding philosophy, Avondale has advised clients on over 200 transactions, totaling almost $40 billion. We have had the great fortune to assist companies throughout the US, Europe and Australia, all with one principle in mind – “the client comes first.”

Healthcare Services

Acute care hospitals


Ambulatory surgery centers and physician practice companies

Rehabilitation, skilled nursing, assisted living

Home healthcare and hospice providers

Investment Banking

The approach that many investment banking firms take is often driven by their compensation structure, proprietary solutions their firm wants to sell, or the limited perspective or preferences of a senior banker working on a particular client’s challenges or strategic occasion.

We do none of the above.

At Avondale our job is to help our healthcare clients capture new opportunities or address challenges  facing them. Period. No matter how long that takes, and regardless of how many of the brightest minds in the business we need to bring to the table to make it happen.

Avondale uses a “team approach” to achieve truly individualized and custom solutions for our clients investment banking needs and challenges. Instead of working with just one or two lead advisors, Avondale assembles a team of our senior partners who are the most qualified, experienced and fluent in the specific dynamics of the assignment and its objectives. Whether that strategic event is a merger or joint venture, purchase, sale, spin-off, capital raise or a fairness opinion.

We explore alternative scenarios and options, examine the full downstream impact of each, and help shepherd the process of executing the right solution throughout the transaction.

We listen intently. We challenge politely. And we think strategically.

As a result, each healthcare client’s solution is unique and not a boilerplate formula or copy of a master plan designed to meet a theoretical objective. The firm provides truly tailored advisory services to achieve success in a climate marked by increasing variety, complexity and flexibility. This environment makes our brand of independent and unbiased advice more productive – and more enjoyable for all parties involved – than ever before.

Additional Services

Institutional Execution Services

We offer a full range of execution services for Institutional clients.

Our team provides clients with the ability to execute a variety of order types, including single stock trades along with basket and program trades with access to all US exchanges, dark liquidity pools, and industry algorithms. Our primary focus includes US equities and convertible securities, with additional fixed income capabilities in corporates, governments, and agencies. Our wide range of industry connections allows us to obtain best execution for our clients.

In addition, we understand the importance of quality executions while minimizing market impact while providing the highest level of anonymity. And because we trade exclusively on an agency basis, we have no proprietary interest. Our clients’ best interest and exceptional client service are always our top priority. As a small team, we focus on customizing executions and order handling to each individual client, all at competitive rates.