Portfolio: Consumer Sector

Current Portfolio

BIGR Ventures

Foods

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, Bonafide Provisions, REBBL, Bobo’s Oat Bars, and High Brew Coffee.

Dr. Praeger’s

Foods

Dr. Praeger's is a family-owned and operated manufacturer of better-for-you plant-based foods.

Nonni’s

Foods

Nonni’s is a leading manufacturer of premium artisanal cookies and baked goods specializing in biscotti.

Roland Foods

Foods

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

Simple Mills

Foods

Simple Mills is an innovative, market-leading better-for-you cracker, cookie and baking mix brand in the natural and organic channel

Realized Investments

Anvil

Anvil Knitwear, Inc.

Apparel

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

Big Heart Pet Brands

Foods

Big Heart Pet Brands is a leading U.S. producer of pet products.
Birdseye

Birds Eye Foods, Inc.

Foods

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.
Celestial Seasonings

Celestial Seasonings, Inc.

Foods

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.
Consolidated Cigar Company

Consolidated Cigar Company

Household Goods

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.
Selenia

FL Selenia S.p.A.

Household Goods

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.
Fiorucci

Fiorucci S.p.A.

Foods

Fiorucci is a leading Italian producer and marketer of cured meats and other gastronomic products.
Gold Toe

Gold Toe Corporation

Apparel

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.

Hearthside Food Solutions

Foods

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
La Petite Academy

La Petite Academy, Inc.

Retail/Services

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

Michael Foods, Inc.

Foods

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

Perfect Fit Industries, Inc.

Apparel

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.
Prestone

Prestone Products Corporation

Household Goods

Prestone Products Corporation is the nation's leading producer of branded and private label automotive antifreeze.
Remington

Remington Products Corporation

Household Goods

Remington Products Corporation is a leading manufacturer and marketer of men's and women's electrical personal care appliances.
St John Knits

St. John Knits, Inc.

Apparel

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

Sun Apparel, Inc.

Apparel

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.
Sun Products

Sun Products Corporation

Household Goods

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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.
Super D

Super D Drugs Corporation

Retail/Services

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.

Woodstream Group, Inc.

Household Goods

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

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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

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