Firm Overview

We believe Providence helps build and grow exceptional businesses that make a difference.

We are private equity specialists, focused on growth-oriented media, communications, education and technology companies throughout North America and Europe.

Our approach to investing values deep domain expertise, an exceptional culture based on teamwork and collaboration, and strong partnership with our portfolio company management teams and our investors. Our talented investment team is led by senior professionals who on average have worked at the firm for over 15 years. They are supported by a robust team of dedicated portfolio operations, finance, investor relations, human capital, information technology and administrative professionals.


Years of sector expertise


Flagship funds


aggregate private equity capital commitments




Add-on acquisitions over the last two funds

As of January 2024

Our History

Founded in 1989, Providence was a pioneer of sector-focused private equity investing in North America. 

Since our modest beginnings as a small investment firm based in Providence, Rhode Island, Providence has grown into a leading sector-focused private equity firm, with an enduring franchise in the media, communications, education and technology industries across North America and Europe.

In the mid-1990s, we began investing in Europe, applying the same core investment principles and strategies. Today, with over 150 professionals, Providence has evolved into a leading global asset manager with a rich history and a talented team that has a deep understanding of the industries in which we invest.