Vestar News

Triton International Announces Pricing of Secondary Offering of Common Shares By Vestar & Affiliates

Triton announced public secondary offering of common shares by Vestar & Affiliates at a price of $38.25 per share

Vestar Announces Two Promotions

Vestar is pleased to announce the promotions of Wilson Orr and Ian Singleton

Vestar Capital Partners Closes Fund VII with $1.1 Billion in Capital Commitments

Vestar VII Holds Final Close with $1.1B, exceeding $1.0B target

Vestar Capital Partners Names Pedro Guimaraes as Senior Advisor

Pedro Guimaraes has joined Vestar as a Senior Advisor focused on the Testing, Inspection, and Certification sector.

Healthgrades Acquires Evariant

Healthgrades acquires Evariant, creating the most comprehensive, end-to-end consumer and physician engagement platform.

Woodstream Acquires Dynamic Solutions Worldwide, Maker of DynaTrap Insect Traps

Woodstream completed the acquisition of Dynamic Solutions Worldwide, maker of Dynatrap insect traps.

Vestar Capital Partners to Make Minority Investment in Simple Mills

Vestar VII will make a minority investment in Simple Mills, a market leading better-for-you cracker, cookie and baking mix brand.

Rick Kash and Dimitri Panayotopoulos Join IRI Board of Directors

Veteran consumer goods Professionals to enhance IRI’s ability to drive sustainable competitive advantage for clients.

Edward Don Acquires Shervan Colonel Equipment Corp.

Edward Don completes acquisition of Shervan, a designer and installer of kitchens across the U.S., representing the fourth acquisition since Vestar’s investment in 2017.

Edward Don Acquires Myers Restaurant Supply

Edward Don continues to build platform through acquisition of Myers Restaurant Supply

Roland Foods Acquires Albert Uster Imports

Roland Foods acquires leading importer of specialty pastry, bakery, and confectionery products, establishing its platform capabilities

Healthgrades Acquires Influence Health to Expand Footprint

Healthgrades completes acquisition of Influence Health, a highly complementary business that will expand Healthgrades’ position as the largest CRM provider in the healthcare market.

Civitas Solutions Enters into Definitive Merger Agreement to Be Acquired for $17.75 per Share

Vestar signs definitive agreement to sell Civitas (NYSE:CIVI) for $17.75 in cash per share, an enterprise value of $1.4 billion.

Vestar Capital Partners to Lead New Investment in IRI

Vestar VII completed its first investment in IRI, a leading provider of data, advanced analytics, media planning, measurement solutions and technology solutions to CPG customers globally.

Quest Analytics Acquires BetterDoctor

Quest Analytics Acquires BetterDoctor to Create First Health Plan Platform to Ensure Network Adequacy, Provider Data Accuracy and Improved Member Experience


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