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Vestar Capital Partners makes promotions

Vestar Capital Partners, a US private equity firm, has promoted several investment professionals, including Neil Merchant, Mark Dirzulaitis, and Angela Yun to principal, and Alex Veronneau to vice president.

Merchant, a member of the Firm’s Business & Technology Services group, joined Vestar in 2018. He previously worked at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe focusing on healthcare and technology investments. Merchant holds both a BS in Economics, cum laude, and an MBA in Finance and Management, with Honours, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dirzulaitis, a member of the Firm’s Business & Technology Services group, joined Vestar in 2019. Prior to Vestar, he worked at American Securities where he focused on private equity investments across a variety of sectors. Dirzulaitis received a joint BA/MA from Johns Hopkins University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and an MBA with Honours from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Yun, a member of the Firm’s Consumer group, joined Vestar in 2019. Previously, she worked at Alliance Consumer Growth, a consumer- and retail-focused growth equity firm. Yun holds a BS in Economics, cum laude, from Duke University, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Veronneau joined Vestar in 2019 after previously working as an Analyst in the Consumer & Retail Investment Banking Group at JP Morgan. He received a Bachelor of Commerce degree with first class honours from McGill University.

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