Norwest Firms Up Health Industry Foothold With 2 Buys

Law360, New York (June 13, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT) -- Minneapolis middle-market investment firm Norwest Equity Partners LLC has beefed up its health industry interests by sinking $50 million into Chicago-based tech company GoHealth and overtaking ownership of specialty kidney care provider Pentec Holdings Inc., the firm said Tuesday.

Both deals give Norwest a chance to crack into companies that are leaders in their respective sectors, the firm said.

GoHealth's flagship website,, links health insurance shoppers to quotes from multiple carriers, streamlining the insurance-seeking process. The quote-generating engine is now used by more than 10,000...
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