A representative for Vistria declined to comment.
Founded in 2013 and led by Marty Nesbitt and Kip Kirkpatrick, Vistria manages more than $8 billion in assets and invests across health care, education and financial services. The impact investor closed its fourth private equity fund with $2.68 billion in commitments last summer.
It’s in the process of raising a credit vehicle, Vistria Senior Credit Fund I LP, according to securities filings, and recently hired former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. partner Margaret Anadu to lead a new effort focused on real estate.
Sales of stakes in alternative-asset managers has proliferated, in part because such transactions provide founders with capital needed to expand their firms or offer a way to monetize their own holdings.
French infrastructure-investment firm Meridiam is among others exploring a potential minority stake sale, while PAI Partners is in talks to sell a stake to Blue Owl Capital Inc.’s Dyal Capital arm, Bloomberg News reported this week.