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The South Wake Edge

Our strategies are designed to maximize the existing assets of the family and minimize unnecessary taxes to achieve superior growth. Taxation is the single largest component of investment return variation over time. All too often, we see major emphasis placed on asset allocation and individual security selection while tax drag is not even considered.


Private Placement

Private Placement Life Insurance (PPLI) is a tax-eliminated investment strategy that gives sophisticated investors access to any asset class and investment strategy without the performance drag of income / capital gains taxes.


Private Placement Variable Annuity (PPVA) is a tax-advantaged investment strategy that gives sophisticated investors access to any asset class and investment strategy while deferring taxation for decades. This strategy is particularly valuable for the elderly / uninsurable or families with charitable foundations. (See example page below the numbers need to be able to be changed)

Southwake Capital Asset Allocation Case Study
Asset Allocation (% of Total) by Southwake Capital

Private Equity

South Wake Partners invests in growing, profitable healthcare companies that are led by management teams focused on achieving accelerated and sustainable growth.


Companies choose to work with South Wake Partners because of our healthcare expertise, our industry connections, and our focus on supporting management teams. While we serve as active board members and strategic advisors, we leave the day-to-day operations of our portfolio companies to management teams whom we have decided to back. 

Our proprietary sourcing engine is the core of South Wake Partners' strategy. We leverage our sourcing engine to build strong relationships with the management teams of future portfolio companies. The management teams of South Wake Partners portfolio companies all benefit from our sourcing engine which drives growth through tuck-in acquisitions. 

South Wake focuses exclusively on healthcare. We form specific investment theses around sub-sectors that capture industry tailwinds in the healthcare ecosystem. We then contact management teams of leading businesses within those subsectors of healthcare to articulate our investment thesis and value proposition.

Investment Management

Investment solutions for wealthy families are not “one size fits all." Each family’s strategy should be constantly updated to reflect the ever-changing tax environment, industry innovations, and family goals. We provide tailor-made strategies that maximize tax efficiency and family assets. 

Our team has experience:

  • Utilizing private banking to design interest rate arbitrage strategies

  • Allocating to alternative money managers

  • Leveraging the tax-advantaged status of insurance and annuity products to generate taxation alpha

Estate Planning

We design custom strategies for Ultra High Net Worth families to protect generational wealth from unnecessary taxes and expenses. We work with families to ensure their legacy will be protected and their wealth will be transferred to future generations and charitable causes close to their hearts.

Charitable Planning

We craft innovative solutions tailored to your philanthropic goals. Whether your aim is to develop an everlasting legacy for your family, or to simply support your local community, well designed philanthropic contributions can create ongoing opportunities to transfer family assets to public and/or private organizations, including family foundations.


An important component to any estate plan is gifting, which allows you to reduce the size of your taxable estate. Maximizing the lifetime gift exemption has substantial tax advantages. These gifts can be held by various entities and transferred at discounted values, allowing you to maximize the wealth transferred out of your estate while retaining control over income from gifted assets.

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