Vestar News

Vestar Capital Partners to Make Majority Investment in PetHonesty, a Leader in Premium Pet Supplements

Vestar Capital Partners signed agreement to make a majority investment in PetHonesty, a leader in premium pet supplements

Vestar Capital Partners Acquires Stratus, a Global Leader in Brand Implementation and Facilities Services, from Arcapita

Vestar Capital Partners announced today that it has acquired Stratus, a market-leading asset-light facilities services provider, from Arcapita Group Holdings

LERETA Announces Sale To Flexpoint Ford And Vestar Capital Partners

Private Equity Firms’ Investment will fuel next-generation growth of LERETA

Accanto Health Announced As Company Name For Recently Merged Veritas Collaborative and The Emily Program

Recently merged Veritas Collaborative and The Emily Program announced the name of its parent company, Accanto Health

Vestar Capital Partners Names Jane Larsen Wildman as a Senior Advisor

Vestar announced that Jane Larsen Wildman has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor focused on the beauty and personal care sector

Simple Mills Partners with IRI Growth Consulting to Drive Profitable Innovation

Vestar Portfolio Companies IRI and Simple Mills Team Up to Drive Innovation

Behind the Buyouts: Song Serves Up Vestar’s Better-For-You Menu

Winston Song, co-head of the consumer group at Vestar, talks about his role in the better-for-you foods business on the latest episode of Behind the Buyouts.

Winston Song Featured on The Food Institute Podcast

Vestar Capital Partner’s Managing Director and Co-head of the Consumer Group, Winston Song, sat down with The Food Institute Podcast to share insights on the “better-for-you” category and top investment trends shaping the food industry.

Vestar VII Leads Growth Equity Investment In Friday Health Plans

Friday Health Plans Secures $160 Million in Funding Led by Vestar Capital Partners, including debt financing from Leadenhall Capital Partners, to support expansion into multiple new markets

Healthgrades Announces Appointment of Jovan Willford as Chief Executive Officer to Lead New Phase of Growth

Rob Draughon will become CEO of Healthgrades Marketplace Division

IRI Announces Google Executive and CPG Advertising Leader Kirk Perry as Next President and CEO

Andrew Appel to transition to role as Board Director and Advisor

Vestar Portfolio Company, Veritas Collaborative, Announces Merger with The Emily Program

Veritas Collaborative And The Emily Program To Merge, Joining Two Of The Nation’s Leading Eating Disorders Programs To Bring More Care To More People

Vestar VII Announces Acquisition of Dr. Praeger’s

Vestar VII makes a majority investment in Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods, a leader in better-for-you plant-based food

Vestar Capital Partners Agrees to Sell Woodstream to Bansk Group

Vestar announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Woodstream to Bansk Group

IRI Acquires Leading Supply Chain Analytics Provider, RSi

Transaction adds RSi’s best-in-class supply chain solutions to IRI’s leading technology, retailer data and broader suite of solutions


The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor and the recent hate crimes and incidents against members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, including the attack on Vilma Kari are only the latest examples of centuries of racism, brutality, and discrimination against BIPOC people in our country. These events cannot be tolerated. Nor can they be observed in silence. They go against everything we stand for as individuals and as a firm, and they demand a response.



Vestar stands with those who fight against social injustice and condemns the prejudice and inhumanity so brutally demonstrated and clearly witnessed. We have always strived to do the right thing in our everyday business activities, but we realize now that isn’t enough, and we are committed to listening, learning, and doing more.



All of us at Vestar are recommitting to taking steps to effect permanent change. Beyond our longer-term commitments, Vestar has taken immediate steps to make changes within our own operations, including:

i.) Establishing the Equity, Inclusion and Community (“EIC”) Committee, which seeks to promote and provide ongoing educational resources and regular events on topics of anti-racism, equality, and social justice for all employees

ii.) Providing all employees with unconscious bias training

iii.) Conducting anonymous internal surveys to assess employee perceptions of the inclusivity of our culture

iv.) Improving our recruitment and retention initiatives by expanding our pipeline of candidates, conducting off-cycle hiring, and partnering with groups like SEO, a non-profit that provides educational and career programs to underserved and/or under-represented young people, to connect us with talented undergraduates for internships at our firm