Mario Cesari Joins Vestar in Paris.Business Editors
PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 7, 2004
Mario Cesari joined Vestar Capital Partners Europe as Executive Director in Paris.
The New York-based private equity firm has been actively investing on the continent since 2002, acquiring France's OGF OGF Open Gaming Foundation
OGF Old Growth Forest
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OGF Open Grid Forum Group, Italy's FL Selenia and Zanussi Metallurgica (ZML ZML Zoran Microelectronics Ltd Industries), and Sweden's SAB WABCO WABCO Westinghouse Air Brake Company .
"We're pleased to have an executive with such impressive international business credentials on our team," Vestar Capital Partners Europe President Robert L. Rosner said. "Mario will be a key player in our plans to continue partnering with solid European companies It may never be fully completed or, depending on its its nature, it may be that it can never be completed. However, new and revised entries in the list are always welcome.
This is a list of companies from the countries in the European Union. run by experienced, established and successful management teams."
Most recently, Cesari was with private equity firm Berkshire Partners. Previously, Cesari served as a management consultant with McKinsey & Co in France and Switzerland.
"I am very excited about joining Vestar, which combines a very sound investment philosophy, an outstanding track record and impeccable ethics," noted Cesari. "I have been impressed with Vestar's unique approach to entering the European private equity market building local teams in key continental markets. Results are impressive for a US firm with four major investments over the last 18 months. I thus look very much forward to helping Vestar continue to build this momentum in both the French and the Italian markets and to helping develop German speaking and other continental European markets."
Cesari holds a MSc. in industrial engineering from Milan's Politecnico and an MBA MBA
Master of Business Administration
Noun 1. MBA - a master's degree in business
Master in Business, Master in Business Administration from Insead. He grew up in Switzerland, is a French and Italian native speaker and is fluent in German and English. He lives in Paris with his wife and child.
About Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners is a leading investment firm specializing in management buyouts Management buyout (MBO)
Leveraged buyout whereby the acquiring group is led by the firm's management.
See going private. , recapitalizations and growth capital investments. Vestar's investment strategy is targeted towards middle-market companies in the U.S. and Europe with valuations in the $200 million to $2.5 billion range. Since the firm's founding in 1988, Vestar has completed forty-five investments in companies with a total value exceeding $15 billion. These companies have varied in size and geography and span a broad range of industries. Vestar's investments, past and present, include Birds Eye
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. , Denver, Paris and Milan. More information about Vestar is available at http://www.vestarcapital.com.