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Company Overview of Vestar Capital Partners, Inc.

Company Overview

Vestar Capital Partners, Inc. is a private equity firm specializing in growth capital investments, management buyouts, buyins, acquisitions or recapitalizations of public and private companies, middle market, corporate divestitures, and family successions and partnerships in mid sized companies. The firm invests in a wide variety of industries with a focus on consumer, diversified industries, healthcare, financial, and digital media and communications sector. Within the financial sector, it prefers to invest in financial services, specialty finance, insurance, savings management, leasing, and factoring. Within the consumer sector, the firm targets food products, apparel, household goods, ret...

245 Park Avenue

41st Floor

New York, NY 10167

United States

Founded in 1988



Key Executives for Vestar Capital Partners, Inc.

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Co-Head of Consumer Group, and Chairman
Age: 62
Co-Founder, Founding Partner, Co-President, Managing Director, Head of Consumer and Media and Communications Groups, Member of Executive Committee, and Member of Investment Committee
Age: 58
Co-Founder, Founding Partner, and Co-President
Age: 56
Founder and Managing Director
Age: 61
Managing Director and Corporate Chief Financial Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Vestar Capital Partners, Inc. Key Developments

Vestar Capital Partners, Inc. Presents at Wells Fargo Middle Market Leadership Forum, Nov-18-2015 03:45 PM

Vestar Capital Partners, Inc. Presents at Wells Fargo Middle Market Leadership Forum, Nov-18-2015 03:45 PM. Venue: The Plaza Hotel, New York, New York, United States. Speakers: Kenneth J. O'Keefe, Managing Director of Media Group, Chief Operating Officer, Investor Relations Head, Member of Vestar Resources.

Vestar Capital Eyes Acquisitions

Vestar Capital Partners, Inc. is looking for acquisition opportunities. Vestar signed a definitive agreement to acquire Woodstream. Brian O'Connor, Managing Director of Vestar and co-head of the Consumer Group, said, We believe Woodstream will continue to achieve strong growth by investing in its leading brands, particularly Victor and Terro, and by continuing its strategy of pursuing complementary acquisitions."

Press Ganey Associates Reportedly Mulls IPO

Press Ganey Associates, Inc. has hired underwriters for a potential initial public offering (IPO) that could value it at more than $1 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. Vestar Capital Partners, Inc. the owner of Press Ganey, has assigned lead roles to Barclays Plc and Goldman Sachs Group Inc on the IPO, which is expected to come later this year, the people said. The sources asked not to be identified because the matter is confidential. Press Ganey and Barclays declined to comment, while Goldman Sachs and Vestar did not respond to requests for comment.

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