PE  Avista Capital Holdings

     Office Locations:

65 East 55th Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-593-6900
Fax: 212-593-6901



  • Middle Market



  • Communications & Networking
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Media & Digital Media



    Avista Capital Partners specializes in private equity investments primarily in growth oriented energy, healthcare, industrial, consumer, and media companies. In 2007, Avista closed its debut fund with $2 billion in capital commitments. In 2010, Avista closed its second fund in the amount $1.8 billion and is currently raising its third fund. Avista was formed in 2005 by seven former partners who worked together at DLJ Merchant Banking, and focuses on buyout opportunities in the energy, healthcare and media spaces. Avista makes controlling or influential minority investments of approximately $50 million to $300 million, and maintains an additional office in Houston and London. Avista makes controlling or influential minority investments, primarily in U.S.-based companies, in connection with various transaction structures, including leveraged buyouts, build-ups and growth financings.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    David Burgstahler Partner and President
    David Durkin Partner
    Kunal Pandit Partner
    Newton Aguiar Partner
    OhSang Kwon Partner


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