Established in 1989, the firm pioneered a sector-based approach to private equity, convinced that a dedicated team of industry experts could build companies of enduring value in the dynamic communications industry. Guided by this commitment, we have led some of the most exciting and successful companies in our sectors, generating superior investment returns across economic cycles. Today, having invested in more than 100 companies over our 19-year history, Providence is one of the world’s premiere private equity firms and a dominant global franchise in the media, entertainment, communications and information industries.
We have over $22 billion of equity capital under management. Our sixth fund, Providence Equity Partners VI, closed on $12 billion in 2007, making it the largest sector-focused private equity fund ever raised.