Vestar Promotes Pair

Vestar Capital Partners has promoted Peter Calamari to principal and Brendan Spillane to executive vice president. Calamari joined Vestar in 1999, and previously was a vice president in the firm's consumer group. Spillane joined as a vice president in 2006, and will continue to serve as corporate CFO.


Vestar Capital Partners, a leading international private equity firm, announced the promotion of Peter C. Calamari to Principal and Brendan J. Spillane, who also serves as Corporate Chief Financial Officer, to Executive Vice President.

“We are happy to congratulate Peter and Brendan on their well-deserved promotions,” said Dan O'Connell, the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Vestar Capital Partners. “Vestar appreciates the excellence and value they bring to the firm everyday, and will continue to recognize their outstanding achievements.”

Calamari joined Vestar Capital Partners in 1999 and previously served as a Vice President in Vestar's Consumer Group. Prior to Vestar, Calamari worked in mergers and acquisitions at Merrill Lynch. He holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Spillane joined Vestar Capital Partners as a Vice President in 2006. Previously, he was CFO of SV Investment Partners, the U.S. affiliate of Schroder Ventures. Prior to that, he was CFO of Schafer Capital Management after starting his career in the audit practice of Price Waterhouse. Spillane holds a BS from Manhattan College and is a Certified Public Accountant.

About Vestar

Vestar Capital Partners is a leading international private equity firm. The firm's investment strategy is targeted towards companies in the U.S., Europe and Asia with valuations in the $100 million to $5 billion range. Since the firm's founding in 1988, the Vestar funds have completed over 60 investments in companies with a total value of over $20 billion. These companies have varied in size and geography and span a broad range of industries. The firm's strategy is to invest behind incumbent management teams, family owners, or corporations in a creative, flexible and entrepreneurial way with the overriding goal to build long-term franchise value. Vestar currently manages funds with committed capital totaling approximately $7 billion and has offices or affiliates operating in New York, Denver, Boston, Tokyo, Paris, Milan and Munich.