Buffkin Group Launches Venture Fund to Make Investments in Health Care, Technology, Digital Marketing & Digital Media

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Buffkin Group – a leading national retained search firm – has launched a venture fund to invest in a variety of industries across the United States.

Buffkin Ventures will target up to 5 investments a year in the health care, technology, digital marketing and digital media industries – markets that are core to the firm. The fund will make investments through both direct and exchanging fees for equity with selected clients. The strategy will be to partner with both private equity and venture capital funds with which the firm has relationships.

"We are excited about the possibilities this new venture fund offers to position our client companies for growth, and to further align the firm with the long term interests of the management teams and investors," said Craig Buffkin, founder and managing partner at The Buffkin Group. "Buffkin Ventures gives us the opportunity to invest in the companies we work with – and those we are aiming to work with – to cultivate sustained long-term growth."

About The Buffkin Group

The Buffkin Group is a retained search firm focusing in health care, technology, digital media, digital marketing and financial services. Each partner in the firm has been a leader in their respective field and each has more than a decade of retained search experience. Combined, the firm's partners have more than 65 years of search experience and more than 100 years of industry experience. The Buffkin Group serves public, private, venture and private equity backed companies. Office locations include Nashville, Tenn., New York and Washington, D.C., with affiliate offices in San Francisco and London. The company is a member of Panorama Search, an international federation of firms. The Buffkin Group's health care practice was just named the 24th largest health care search practice by Modern Healthcare. To learn more about The Buffkin Group, visit www.thebuffkingroup.com

CONTACT: Todd Smith 615.454.5745, x303 todd@deanesmithpartners.com Laura Hunt 615.454.5745, x302 laura.hunt@deanesmithpartners.com

Source:The Buffkin Group