Vestar to buy Woodstream from Brockway Moran and CHS Capital

Vestar Capital Partners has agreed to acquire Woodstream from Brockway Moran & Partners and CHS Capital. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction that is expected to be completed in the second quarter of this year. Headquartered in Lititz, Pennsylvania, Woodstream is a maker of branded pest control and lawn and garden products.


ICON to acquire PE-owned MediMedia Pharma Solutions

ICON plc has agreed to buy MediMedia Pharma Solutions, which is owned by Vestar Capital Partners, for a cash consideration of $120 million. Based in Yardley, Pennsylvania, MediMedia Pharma Solutions combines MediMedia Managed Markets and Complete Healthcare Communications. MediMedia Managed Markets is a provider of strategic payer-validated market access solutions and Complete Healthcare Communications is a medical communications agency.


Vestar ups Stephens to MD

Vestar Capital Partners has promoted John B. Stephens to managing director. Previously a principal at the firm, Stephens joined Vestar in 2006.


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 […]

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