Vestar, Excellere executives launch Colorado Impact Fund

Two private equity executives, Jim Kelley, co-founder of Vestar Capital Management, and former Excellere Partners senior executive Ryan Heckman have formed the Colorado Impact Fund to target investments in Colorado-based companies that have “some defined impact on the community.”

GE Antares supports Vestar Capital Partners’ buy of ISS

Vestar Capital Partners has received a $260 million loan from GE Antares, a unit of GE Capital Markets, to support its acquisition of Institutional Shareholder Services. GE Capital Markets acted as joint lead arranger and bookrunner on this transaction. ISS is a provider of proxy advisory and corporate governance solutions to financial market participants.


Canada pension board buys insurer Wilton Re for $1.8 bln

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has agreed to buy U.S. life insurance and reinsurance provider Wilton Re Holdings Ltd for $1.8 billion from a group of private equity firms, the first foray by the global deal-maker into the U.S. insurance business.


Vestar Capital Partners agrees to buy ISS for $364 mln

Vestar Capital Partners has agreed to acquire Institutional Shareholder Services from MSCI for $364 million. The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2014. Morgan Stanley served as financial advisor to MSCI on the transaction. ISS is a provider of proxy advisory and corporate governance solutions to financial market participants.

Vestar acquires Roland Foods

Vestar Capital Partners has completed the acquisition by Vestar Capital Partners VI, L.P. of a majority interest in American Roland Food Corp including Bruno Scheidt, American Roland Food Corp, Pro Warehouse Corp and Costamar Corp. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Equistone Partners Europe Acquires Sunrise Medical

Sunrise Medical, a New York-based maker of high-end wheelchairs and seating systems that was controlled by Vestar Capital Partners, is being acquired by Equistone Partners Europe, the former buyouts business of Barclays. Terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed.

CCC sold to Bain in Secondary Buyout

Consolidated Container Company, a US-based manufacturer of plastic packaging solutions is to be acquired by Bain Capital Partners. Terms of the agreement to buy the business from Vestar Capital Partners and its other investors were not disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Consolidated Container Company (CCC), a leading developer and manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging solutions in North […]

Sun Products Names Ansell Chairman of Board

The Sun Products Corporation, a North American manufacturer and marketer of fabric care and household care products, has named Jeffrey Ansell, currently president and CEO, chairman of the board. Sun Products is backed by majority shareholder Vestar Capital Partners. PRESS RELEASE The Sun Products Corporation, a leading North American manufacturer and marketer of fabric care […]

Radiation Therapy Services Appoints Vestar MD as CFO

Radiation treatment center operator Radiation Therapy Services has appointed Bryan J. Carey as vice chairman and chief financial officer. Carey had been serving as interim chief financial officer since May 2011. He is transitioning to the role of CFO from his position as managing director of Vestar Capital Partners where he spent 11 years providing […]

Former Vestar MD Joins Public Sector Consultant

ASI Government (ASI), a public sector consultancy business specializing in performance management solutions, has appointed Chris Henderson to the company’s board of directors. Henderson was formerly managing director and a member of the investment committee at Vestar Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm with more than $7 billion under management. PRESS RELEASE ASI Government […]

Re-Rack! Party Cup Maker Solo’s Up for Bids

(Reuters) – The maker of the red Solo cup, a plastic tumbler that for years has been a mainstay of American parties and picnics and more recently the subject of a hit country music single by Toby Keith, is exploring a sale. Solo Cup Company, controlled by private equity firm Vestar Capital Partners, is considering […]

RegionalCare Merges with Essent

RegionalCare Hospital Partners has completed its merger with Essent Healthcare. Terms of the deal were not released. The combined company, which operates under the RegionalCare name, now owns seven hospitals across six states. Essent is backed by Vestar Capital Partners and Cressey & Co.

Vestar Capital to Close Munich, Paris Offices

Vestar Capital Partners said Friday that it had closed its office in Munich, and has plans to close its Paris office by year-end. Each office had four employees. Speaking of the decision, Vestar Chief Daniel O’Connell said that the firm continues to be concerned about the volatile investment outlook for Europe.

Warburg Pincus, Vestar Buy IAS

Warburg Pincus and Vestar Capital Partners have jointly acquired transportation industry technology firm International Asset Systems. Terms of the deal were not released. The company’s current management team will continue with the company.

RegionalCare Merges with Essent Healthcare

RegionalCare Hospital Partners, a company backed by Warburg Pincus, is merging with Essent Healthcare Inc., which is owned by Vestar Capital Partners and Cressey & Company. RegionalCare is based in Brentwood, Tennessee. Essent is based in Nashville. Together the two companies will create a seven-hospital system across Texas, Alabama, Connecticut, Ohio, Iowa and Pennsylvania. Financial terms of the deal were not released.

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