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Company Overview of Avista Capital Holdings, L.P.

Company Overview

Avista Capital Holdings, L.P. is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in leveraged buyouts, build-ups, add-on acquisitions, mid-market, and growth capital investments. The firm typically invests in growth-oriented energy, healthcare, communications, and media as well as select industrial and consumer businesses. It invests particularly in pharmaceutical, medical device, datacenters, fiber assets (metro and backhaul), cable, and digital media sectors. It seeks to invest in companies based in the United States and in companies based in the European developed markets, South America, Central America, Mexico, United States, and Canada. It targets investing between $50 million an...

65 East 55th Street

18th Floor

New York, NY 10022

United States

Founded in 2005





Key Executives for Avista Capital Holdings, L.P.

Co-Managing Partner and Co-Chief Executive Officer
Age: 56
Co-Managing Partner; Co-Chief Executive Officer; Industry Advisor
Age: 62
Partner and President
Age: 46
Age: 44
Age: 33
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Avista Capital Holdings, L.P. Key Developments

Avista Capital Mulls Acquisitions

Avista Capital Holdings, L.P. is seeking acquisitions. A Partner at Avista, Sriram Venkataraman said "We are delighted to continue working with Brian Markison as well as the Advent team to drive growth at KU both organically and through additional acquisitions.

Avista Capital And Nordic Capital Reportedly Plans To Sell ConvaTec Healthcare

Avista Capital Holdings, L.P and Nordic Capital are preparing the groundwork for a possible sale or initial public offering (IPO) in 2015 for ConvaTec Healthcare B S.a.r.l., reuters reported citing sources familiar with the matter. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) and 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) are considered likely bidders for ConvaTec. ConvaTec's owners have appointed Morgan Stanley (MS.N) and Goldman Sachs (GS.N) to explore a sale. According to Reuters, ConvaTec, Nordic Capital, 3M, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley declined to comment. Kimberley Clark and Avista Capital did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Armored AutoGroup Reportedly Mulls IPO, May Consider Other Options

Armored AutoGroup, Inc. is exploring an initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter. Avista Capital Holdings, L.P. is in talks with investment banks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), about the potential offering, the people said this week. Avista may also consider other options for Armored AutoGroup, including an outright sale to another company or private equity firm, or changes to AutoGroup's capital structure, one of the people added. The sources asked not to be identified because the talks are confidential. Avista and Armored AutoGroup declined to comment and a spokeswoman for JPMorgan had no immediate comment, Reuters reported.

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