As Partner, Mr. Edwards has extensive investment experience. He is responsible for transaction origination and execution, portfolio company value creation initiatives, investment policy, and investor relations. He is also member of the Private Equity investment committee.
Prior to joining NovaQuest Capital, Mr. Edwards co-managed 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, 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 as a consultant for State Street Global Advisors. Consulting in Boston and Austin, his efforts were focused on the private equity industry including fund formation, portfolio management, and investment due diligence. Before moving back to the Capital Markets sector, Mr. Edwards 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.