Tyree & D’Angelo Partners, a lower-middle-market private equity firm, has made a strategic growth investment in Western Veterinary Partners, a veterinary support organization.

Based in Denver, Colo., Western is a veterinary support organization with a number of general hospitals across the U.S. Western supports a network of general practice veterinarians and team members who offer a range of animal health services to companion animals. TDP will manage the new minority equity investment and will maintain its control equity position. The transaction was led by LGT Capital Partners, accounts managed by Hamilton Lane and Apogem Capital.

“This growth capital will allow Western’s management team to serve a growing number of companion animal veterinarians, support team members, customers, and patients in making a positive impact in their local communities,” says Michael Tyree and Enzo D’Angelo, TDP co-chief executive officers.

William Blair served as financial advisor to Western and TDP. Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal advisor to TDP and Winston & Strawn LLP served as legal advisor to Western.