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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

3M Co, CareFusion Corp and C.R. Bard Eyes ConvaTec From Avista Capital Partners And Nordic Capital

3M Company (NYSE:MMM), CareFusion Corporation (NYSE:CFN) and C.R. Bard Inc. (NYSE:BCR) seeks to acquires ConvaTec Inc. from its private equity owners including Avista Capital Holdings, L.P and Nordic Capital, Reuters reported citing people familiar with the matter. The deal is believed to be explored by 2015. ConvaTec Inc. would review any compelling offer that would come before 2015. ConvaTec Inc., Avista Capital Holdings, L.P, Nordic Capital, 3M Company, CareFusion Corporation and C.R. Bard Inc could not be reached for comment.

Graham Whaling Joins Avista Capital Partners as an Energy Industry Executive

Avista Capital Partners announced that Graham Whaling has joined the firm as an Industry Executive focused on energy investments. Mr. Whaling is a highly respected energy executive with more than 35 years of experience in a wide range of roles throughout the industry. Most recently, he was Chief Executive Officer of Parkman Whaling LLC, an oil and gas investment banking advisory firm that he co-founded in 2007.

ConvaTec Said To Mull Sale and IPO

ConvaTec Healthcare B S.a.r.l. has been approached by investment bankers and potential buyers to discuss a sale that could value the company at $8 billion to $9 billion, people familiar with the matter said. Avista Capital Partners and Nordic Capital won’t start a formal sale-process until later this year at the earliest, and are also considering an initial public offering for ConvaTec, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing private information. While ConvaTec is willing to wait until next year to sell or start a stock offering, the two owners have made it clear to advisers that they would sell at the right price sooner, one of the people said. One potential buyer is 3M Company (NYSE:MMM), one of the people said, though 3M is probably too large a buyer to use ConvaTec to change its tax domicile.

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