Andrew Cavanna

Andrew Cavanna is a Managing Director at Vestar Capital Partners. Andrew focuses his time on the healthcare sector. Vestar is a leading private equity firm specializing in middle-market management buyouts and growth capital investments.  Over Vestar’s existence it has completed approximately 70 investments in companies with a total value of over $30 billion.  Vestar is headquartered in New York.  Andrew currently serves on the boards of Press Ganey Associates, Krames, StayWell, MediMedia Health and MediMediaUSA and served on the board of Essent Healthcare while Vestar was an investor. Andrew came to Vestar in 2006 from The Blackstone Group.  Prior to Blackstone, Andrew was a senior associate at JPMorgan Partners (the private equity affiliate of JPMorgan Chase) from 1999-2003.  Andrew started his career at Merrill Lynch as an analyst in the leveraged finance group at Merrill Lynch in 1997. Andrew earned his BA, cum laude, in Economics and Government from Cornell University with distinction in all subjects and earned his MBA from Columbia Business School.  He was raised in Darien, Connecticut, where he currently lives with his wife and three daughters.  Andrew is also a member of the Board of The Community Fund in Darien. Andrew is passionate about the outdoors.  Prior to enrolling in college, Andrew completed a semester in the Rockies at the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and led an expedition for Wilderness Ventures in the Rockies.  In his free time, Andrew tries to spend as much time as he can outside with his kids. (Member since 2012)