Portfolio

Since 1988, Vestar has completed 78 investments, in companies with a total value of more than $40 billion. We’ve invested over $6 billion of capital, and have realized (or partially realized) nearly 90% of our investments to date.

Current Portfolio

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American Roland Foods

Consumer

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Roland is a leading importer and supplier of specialty foods to foodservice distributors, specialty retailers and restaurants.
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BIGR Ventures

Consumer

BIGR is an investment fund focused on early-stage investments in natural and organic food companies. Through our value added partnership with BIGR, our capital is currently deployed in Live Soda, Hope Foods and Bonafide Provisions.
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Civitas Solutions, Inc.

Healthcare

Civitas Solutions, Inc. (a/k/a National MENTOR Holdings, Inc.) is a leading provider of home and community-based human services for individuals with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries, as well as for at-risk youth and their families.
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Gleason Corporation

Business Services & Industrial Products

Gleason is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of technologically advanced gear-production machinery and related equipment.
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Healthgrades

Healthcare

HealthGrades is a leading online source of hospital, physician, disease and condition information and decision-support tools tailored for consumers.
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Hearthside Food Solutions

Consumer

Hearthside is the nation's largest independent bakery and a full-service contract manufacturer of high quality, grain-based food and snack products for many of the world’s leading premier brands
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Institutional Shareholder Services

Business Services & Industrial Products

ISS is the world’s leading provider of proxy advisory and corporate governance solutions to financial market participants.
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Mobile Technologies Inc.

Business Services & Industrial Products

MTI is a leading provider of technology solutions that secure, power, and display mobile devices for businesses. MTI also provides mission critical installation, preventive maintenance, and break-fix services.
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Presence Marketing

Consumer

Presence is the leading national sales broker dedicated exclusively to representing natural and organic food, beverage and personal care product manufacturers.
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Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

Healthcare

Press Ganey is a leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions, partnering with more than 60% of all US hospitals and over 160,000 physicians.
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Radiation Therapy Services, Inc. (nka 21st Century Oncology)

Healthcare

21st Century Oncology, which operates radiation treatment centers, is a leading provider of radiation therapy services to cancer patients.
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St. John Knits, Inc.

Consumer

St. John Knits, Inc., is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of fine women's clothing and accessories.
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StayWell

Healthcare

StayWell (f/k/a MediMedia) is a leading provider of patient education and population health management
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Tervita Corporation

Business Services & Industrial Products

Tervita, formerly known as CCS, is Canada's leading integrated provider of oilfield waste management, environmental remediation and well services.
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Triton Container

Business Services & Industrial Products

Triton Container is the world's largest owner-lessor of marine intermodal cargo containers.
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Veritas Collaborative

Healthcare

Veritas is the leading specialty eating disorders hospital for children and adolescents in the southeastern United States
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Woodstream Group, Inc.

Consumer

Woodstream is a leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded pest and animal control, lawn and garden and electronic animal containment products.

Prior Investments

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Advanced Organics, Inc.

Business Services & Industrial Products

Advanced Organics, Inc., was an organic waste recycling company that collected organic materials such as bakery and cereal waste and converted them into bakery feed, a corn substitute sold to the animal feed market.
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Aearo Corporation

Business Services & Industrial Products

Aearo is one of the world's largest suppliers of industrial and consumer personal protection equipment, which includes hearing protection, safety eyewear and respiratory devices.
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Anvil Knitwear, Inc.

Consumer

Anvil Knitwear is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of quality casual knitwear and athleticwear.
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Argo-Tech Corporation

Business Services & Industrial Products

Argo-Tech Corporation was the world's leading manufacturer of engine and transfer fuel pumps for commercial and military aircraft.
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AZ Electronic Materials

Business Services & Industrial Products

AZ is a leading global supplier of electronic chemicals used to produce flat-panel displays and integrated circuits.
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Big Heart Pet Brands

Consumer

Big Heart Pet Brands is a leading U.S. producer of pet products.
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Birds Eye Foods, Inc.

Consumer

Birds Eye Foods is a leading producer and marketer of frozen vegetables and other processed food products. The Company has a strong portfolio of brands, most notably Birds Eye, and sells its branded, private label and non-branded products to retailers, food service distributors and industrial food manufacturers.
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Border Media Partners, LLC

Business Services & Industrial Products

Border Media Partners, LLC, is a broadcasting company serving Hispanic listeners in selected high-growth markets in the Southwestern United States.
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Celestial Seasonings, Inc.

Consumer

Celestial Seasonings, Inc., is the leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of herb and specialty teas sold under such popular brand names as Red Zinger and Sleepytime.
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Clark-Schwebel, Inc.

Business Services & Industrial Products

Clark-Schwebel, Inc., was the world's largest manufacturer of fiber glass fabrics principally for use in printed circuit boards, which are integral to virtually all advanced electronic products.
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Consolidated Cigar Company

Consumer

Consolidated Cigar Company was the largest cigar company in the U.S., with such leading brands as Don Diego, H. Upmann, Muriel, Dutch Masters, Antonio y Cleopatra and El Producto.
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Consolidated Container Company

Business Services & Industrial Products

Consolidated Container Company is a leading domestic developer, manufacturer and marketer of blow-molded rigid plastic containers for the beverage, consumer and industrial markets.
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DeVilbiss Healthcare

Healthcare

DeVilbiss is a healthcare equipment manufacturer of respiratory and sleep products that address the needs of patients in institutional and homecare settings.
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Duff & Phelps

Business Services & Industrial Products

Duff & Phelps, LLC, is a leading independent financial advisory firm, offering a broad range of consulting and investment banking services, including financial reporting and tax valuation, fixed asset and real estate consulting, M&A advisory, fairness and solvency opinions, ESOP and ERISA advisory services, legal business solutions and dispute consulting.
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DynaVox Systems, LLC

Healthcare

DynaVox is the leader in the high-growth augmentative and alternative communication market, which provides products that enable speech-impaired and non-speaking individuals to communicate.
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Essent Healthcare, Inc.

Healthcare

Essent owns and operates hospitals that provide essential, high-quality care to the residents of rural and suburban communities.
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Fiorucci S.p.A.

Consumer

Fiorucci is a leading Italian producer and marketer of cured meats and other gastronomic products.
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FL Selenia S.p.A.

Consumer

FL Selenia is a leading Italian developer, blender and marketer of branded lubricants and functional fluids that are designed to provide optimal mechanical performance to automotive, agricultural, commercial and marine vehicles.
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Gold Toe Corporation

Consumer

Gold Toe Corp. designs, manufactures and markets men's, women's and children's socks and is the worldwide licensor for the "Arrow" brand name for the sale of apparel. The company's product offering in the sock category is centered on the company-owned "Gold Toe" brand name.
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Hampshire Chemical Corporation

Business Services & Industrial Products

Hampshire Chemical Corporation was a worldwide manufacturer of specialty chemicals, which were used in a wide range of consumer product, personal care, industrial, agricultural and pharmaceutical applications.
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Insight Communications Company

Business Services & Industrial Products

Insight Communications Company is the nation's ninth-largest owner and operator of cable television systems, which are located in smaller urban and suburban markets, primarily in the Midwest.
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International AirParts Corporation

Business Services & Industrial Products

International AirParts Corporation is a manufacturer of high-quality machined aluminum assemblies and precision aluminum forgings for the aerospace industry.
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Joerns Healthcare

Healthcare

Joerns Healthcare is a leading provider of long-term care bed frames, support surfaces, furnishings, and patient handling systems to operators of Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities and other long-term care institutional settings.
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La Petite Academy, Inc.

Consumer

La Petite Academy, Inc., is the nation's second-largest provider of for-profit child care and preschool education.
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MAG Aerospace Industries, Inc.

Business Services & Industrial Products

MAG Aerospace Industries, Inc., is a supplier of vacuum and recirculating sanitation systems for the commercial aircraft and surface transportation markets.
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MCG Capital Corporation

Business Services & Industrial Products

MCG is a specialty finance company serving small- and middle-market companies within the media, communications and information services sector.
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Michael Foods, Inc.

Consumer

Michael Foods is the world's largest producer of value-added egg products, which are sold through foodservice, industrial and retail distribution channels.
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Montpelier Re Holdings, Ltd.

Business Services & Industrial Products

Montpelier Re Holdings, Ltd., is a Bermuda-based, global reinsurance company formed in 2001 to underwrite primarily property-exposed lines of business.
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Nybron Flooring International

Business Services & Industrial Products

Nybron Flooring International was the leading European producer of wood flooring and the world market leader in pre-finished engineered wood flooring products.
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OGF Group

Business Services & Industrial Products

OGF Group is the leading operator in the French funeral services market. OGF covers the entire range of funeral-related needs, from funeral services to the manufacture and sale of coffins and coffin linings.
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Paris Re

Business Services & Industrial Products

Paris Re was the former property and casualty reinsurance division of AXA Group, a multi-line insurance company. Paris Re conducted its global operations through seven offices: Montreal; Singapore; Washington, D.C.; Miami; Bermuda; Zurich, and its Paris headquarters.
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Perfect Fit Industries, Inc.

Consumer

Perfect Fit Industries, Inc., is a leading manufacturer and marketer of home furnishings for the bedroom, sold under the Bedsack and Perfect Fit brand names.
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Pinnacle Automation, Inc.

Business Services & Industrial Products

Pinnacle Automation, Inc., is a leading materials handling and information technology company that designs, engineers and produces equipment and software.
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Prestone Products Corporation

Consumer

Prestone Products Corporation is the nation's leading producer of branded and private label automotive antifreeze.
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Pyramid Communications, Inc.

Business Services & Industrial Products

Pyramid Communications, Inc., was a major market radio broadcasting company.
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RedPrairie Corporation

Business Services & Industrial Products

RedPrairie Corporation is a leading developer and marketer of software that enables companies to manage their warehousing and transportation logistics more efficiently.
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Remington Products Corporation

Consumer

Remington Products Corporation is a leading manufacturer and marketer of men's and women's electrical personal care appliances.
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Russell-Stanley Holdings, Inc.

Business Services & Industrial Products

Russell-Stanley Holdings, Inc., was a leading U.S. producer of plastic and steel industrial drums and containers and a leading provider of related container leasing and logistics management services.
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SAB Wabco Group AB

Business Services & Industrial Products

SAB Wabco was Europe's second largest designer and manufacturer of brake systems for the railway industry, as well as a provider of associated services.
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Seves S.p.A.

Business Services & Industrial Products

Headquartered in Florence, Seves is the world's leading manufacturer of glass and composite insulators for high- and medium-power transmission and distribution systems, as well as glass blocks for architectural and interior design applications.
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Sheridan Healthcare, Inc.

Healthcare

Sheridan Healthcare, Inc., is an acquisitive, physician-led integrated medical service provider focused on anesthesia, neonatology and women's health services.
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Siegel+Gale Holdings, Inc.

Business Services & Industrial Products

Siegel+Gale offers a broad variety of marketing communications services, including corporate identity, simplified communications and interactive media, to leading global companies.
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Solo Cup Company

Business Services & Industrial Products

Solo Cup is the leading global manufacturer of disposable foodservice products to foodservice and consumer customers.
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Sun Apparel, Inc.

Consumer

Sun Apparel, Inc., is a leading manufacturer and distributor of men's, women's and children's jeans wear, casual bottoms and related products under private labels and both licensed (including Polo Jeans Company) and owned brands.
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Sun Products Corporation

Consumer

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Sun Products, created from the merger of Huish Detergents and Unilever’s North American Fabric Care business, manufactures a comprehensive line of private-label and branded fabric care products, including All, Wisk, Surf, Snuggle, Sun and Sunlight.
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Sunrise Medical, Inc.

Healthcare

Sunrise Medical is one of the largest home care medical equipment manufacturers in the world.
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Super D Drugs Corporation

Consumer

Super D Drugs, Inc., was a leading regional discount drugstore with operations in the mid-south. The company operated under the Super D, Ike's and Super D Express names.
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Symetra Financial Corporation

Business Services & Industrial Products

Symetra Financial is the former life and investments business of Safeco Corporation, a publicly traded multi-line insurance company. Founded in 1957, Symetra offers various life and health insurance products, retirement services and income annuities.
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TransMontaigne, Inc.

Business Services & Industrial Products

TransMontaigne, Inc., is a leading independent provider of a broad range of logistical services, including transportation, terminaling, supply, distribution, gathering, processing and marketing, to the midstream and downstream sectors of the petroleum and petrochemical industries.
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Validus Re, Ltd.

Business Services & Industrial Products

Validus Re is a de novo property and specialty lines reinsurance company based in Bermuda. The Company was formed in December 2005 in response to favorable market conditions in certain sectors of the property and casualty reinsurance industry.
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Valor Communications Group, LLC

Business Services & Industrial Products

Valor is the eleventh largest telephone company and one of the largest rural local exchange carriers in the U.S. The company provides telephone and communication services to markets in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
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Wabtec Corporation

Business Services & Industrial Products

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (Wabtec) is the world's largest manufacturer of air brake and related systems for railroad freight cars, locomotive and passenger transit vehicles.
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Wilton Re Holdings, Ltd.

Business Services & Industrial Products

Wilton Re is a de novo life reinsurance company with operations in Bermuda and the United States. The Company was formed in January 2005 to take advantage of favorable trends in the life reinsurance industry.
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ZML Industries S.p.A.

Business Services & Industrial Products

ZML Industries S.p.A is a leading European producer of cast-iron and aluminum components and enameled copper wire for the household appliance and automotive industries.