PE  Vestar Capital Partners

     Office Locations:

1555 Blake St. #200
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-292-6300

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  • Late
  • Middle Market



  • Communications & Networking
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Financial Services
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Media & Digital Media



    Vestar was founded by seven principals of The First Boston Corporation's Management Buyout Group. Vestar specializes in management buyouts and growth capital investments, investing in companies with valuations in the $100 million to $1.0 billion range. Vestar's investment team is organized into five broad groups, each focused on a particular sector of the economy and its products and services: Consumer, Diversified Industries, Healthcare, Financial, and Media & Communications. Vestar is now working from its fifth investment fund, managing a committed equity pool of $3.65 billion, with total assets under management of $7 billion. The firm's target equity investment is $50 million to $150 million. The firm can invest up to $700 million in a single transaction. Since Vestar's founding in 1988, the group has completed 70 investments in companies with a total value of approximately $30 billion. The firm has invested nearly $4 billion into founder- and family-owned companies.



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    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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    Chris A. Durbin Managing Director
    Daniel S. O'Connell CEO, Founder
    James L. Elrod Managing Director
    James P. Kelley Founder and Managing Director
    Jane Wildman Senior Advisor


    Portfolio companies include:

      Accanto Health






      Simple Mills



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