Vestar Capital Partners has acquired MediMedia

Vestar Capital Partners has acquired MediMedia

Vestar Capital Partners has acquired MediMedia, a healthcare communications company, from Cinven, The Carlyle Group and Apax Partners.

The sellers are headquartered in Chatham, NJ, with 1,400 employees in offices throughout the U.S.  MediMedia’s products and services include integrated and comprehensive health management programs, patient education content, and applications purchased by healthcare stakeholders: physicians, patients, employers, hospitals, health plans and pharmaceutical companies. MediMedia’s pharmaceutical marketing group provides solutions for pharmaceutical companies along their entire marketing continuum, targeting physicians and patients with superior content and applications. MediMedia’s experience in delivering specialized information to targeted audiences, has earned MediMedia unparalleled trust and respect throughout the industry.

About Apax Partners:

Apax Partners is one of the world’s leading private equity investment groups. It operates across Europe, Israel, the United States and Asia, and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Funds under the advice of Apax Partners total $20 billion around the world. These Funds provide long-term equity financing to build and strengthen world-class companies. Apax Partners Funds invest in companies across its global sectors of Tech & Telecom, Retail & Consumer, Media, Healthcare and Financial & Business Services. For more information visit:

About The Carlyle Group:

The Carlyle Group is a global private equity firm with $44.3 billion under management. Carlyle invests in buyouts, venture & growth capital, real estate and leveraged finance in Asia, Europe and North America, focusing on telecommunications & media, aerospace & defense, automotive & transportation, consumer & retail, energy & power, healthcare, industrial, and technology & business services. Since 1987, the firm has invested $22.4 billion of equity in 528 transactions for a total purchase price of $94.6 billion. The Carlyle Group employs more than 680 people in 16 countries. See

The Buyer:

Vestar Capital Partners is a leading international private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. The firm’s investment strategy is targeted towards companies in the U.S., Europe, and Japan with valuations in the $100 million to $5 billion range. Since the firm’s founding in 1988, the Vestar funds have completed over 55 investments in the U.S. and Europe in companies with a total value of over $20 billion. These companies have varied in size and geography and span a broad range of industries. The firm’s strategy is to invest behind incumbent management teams, family owners or corporations in a creative, flexible and entrepreneurial way with the overriding goal to build long-term franchise value. Vestar currently manages funds with committed capital totaling approximately $7 billion and has offices or affiliates operating in New York, Denver, Boston, Paris, Milan, and Tokyo. More information about Vestar is available at

Transaction TypeM&A Buy-side
ClientVestar Capital Partners
DateOctober 2006