Avista Capital Partners is a private investment firm formed by a group of professionals with roots from DLJ Merchant Banking Partners. Avista makes controlling and minority investments in US based energy, healthcare, and media companies with revenues greater than $25 million. Typical transactions include leverage buyouts, build-ups, and growth capital financings. Avista Capital was formed in 2005 and is based in New York City with an additional office in Houston, Texas.
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In the last 3 years, Avista Capital Partners has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.
Avista Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are oil/gas exploration (27%) and life science (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (59%) and secondary buyout (20%). In total, Avista Capital Partners has invested in 15 US states and 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired ConvaTec for $4.1B.
In the last 3 years, Avista Capital Partners has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (42%). Avista Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold Frontier Drilling ASA for $2.2B.
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