In 1986, Thurston Group was founded in Chicago by Patrick J. Haynes, III as an advisory firm. As the years progressed, Thurston’s strategy evolved to an investment approach centered on growth and quality, with a philosophy of buying and building businesses the right way — by building strong operations that deliver both the highest quality outcomes for customers and long-term value for investors.

Over the past thirty years, Thurston Group has established a track record of successful investment activity throughout a variety of economic and market environments. The principals of Thurston Group have extensive investment and operating experience, and have developed a consistent, disciplined and repeatable methodology enabling companies to reach their full potential at an accelerated pace.

Initially, Thurston invested in transaction-oriented businesses in both the internet securities and telecom industries. Since 2006, Thurston Group has invested exclusively in the healthcare industry – initially focused on healthcare services, transitioning to the clinical side of healthcare and partnering with physician-led practice groups.

Outside of the office, Thurston Group works with a not-for-profit organization, The Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation (MC-LEF). MC-LEF provides financial support for the children of those who sacrificed their lives for our country. Thurston Group has strong ties with United States Marine Corps veterans, and thus this organization and their cause is one that is near and dear to the team.