Vestar Capital Partners is a leading U.S. middle-market private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. Vestar invests and collaborates with incumbent management teams and private owners to build long-term enterprise value, with a focus on Consumer, Business & Technology Services, and Healthcare.
Since our founding in 1988, Vestar has maintained a prudent, long-term approach to investing that has served us well throughout numerous business and economic cycles. Vestar funds have invested over $8 billion in 84 companies – as well as more than 200 add-on acquisitions – with a total value of approximately $50 billion.
Vestar was founded on the belief that what truly makes a company successful and ensures lasting value is the management team behind it. As entrepreneurs ourselves, we understand the obstacles founders face when building a business, but we also know that it takes more than a good business plan to be successful. That’s why we set out to find and back strong managers with whom we can build a true partnership.
This founding principle underlies everything we do at Vestar. As our firm has evolved over time, we’ve mastered a creative and flexible approach to structuring transactions, while helping to optimize the balance sheet and operations of a business. Our integrated team of investment and operating professionals guides founders and owners to build on the successful foundation they’ve created and capitalize on the potential in their businesses.