VSS Capital Partners, a New York-based private investment firm investing in the healthcare, education and business services industries, has invested in Center for Rheumatology, a rheumatology practice that delivers treatments for chronic rheumatic illnesses.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, CFR focuses on treating arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, psoriasis, lupus, gout and certain myofascial conditions. The company offers infusion treatments, phlebotomy and laboratory services, bone density tests, musculoskeletal ultrasounds, digital x-ray exams and other ancillary services. Founder Arash Horizon, a board-certified rheumatologist, will continue to lead the company.

 “We believe that CFR is well-positioned to partner with more private rheumatology practices,” comments Jeffrey Stevenson, managing partner of VSS. “As we seek to help CFR scale, we look forward to replicating the practice’s high quality of care and premier patient experience.”

Stout served as exclusive financial advisor to CFR and McDermott Will & Emery LLP served as counsel to CFR. Waller Law served as counsel for VSS.