Aditya Birla Telecom Limited (ABTL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Idea Cellular, one of India's leading mobile operators. ABTL holds a 16% stake in Indus Towers, a joint venture that combined the wireless passive infrastructure assets of three of the largest Indian GSM operators. With more than 100,000 towers, Indus has the largest tower portfolio in the world.
Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) is the world’s largest live-theatre group with a total of 40 venues in the U.K. and on Broadway. ATG is also a leader in theatre ticketing services through ATG tickets and The Ticket Machine Group.
Providence co-founded American Cellular in 1998 to acquire the operations of PriCellular Corporation. As one of the largest and fastest-growing independent cellular operators in the U.S., American Cellular provided cellphone services in small rural U.S. markets under the name Cellular One. American Cellular was acquired by AT&T and Dobson Communications in 2000.
Blackboard is a leading global educational software company that allows thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate and government organizations to extend teaching, learning and campus communication online to millions of students, parents and teachers.
Bresnan Communications is a cable and broadband operator serving the western U.S. mountain states. Cablevision, one of the nation's leading telecommunications and media companies, acquired Bresnan Communications in 2010.
Brooks Fiber was a leading facilities-based provider of competitive local telecommunications services in second-tier cities throughout the U.S. Providence was a lead investor in Brooks Fiber in 1993. Brooks Fiber was acquired by MCI Communications, which was later acquired by Verizon.
CSDVRS is a leading provider of video relay services to the deaf community. CSDVRS enables real-time two-way communication between deaf, hearing impaired and speech-disabled individuals and other telephone users.
Kabel Deutschland is the largest cable television operator in Germany. After investing in 2003, Providence played a key role in transforming Kabel Deutschland into a world-class, triple-play digital broadband provider. Providence took Kabel Deutschland public in 2010 and the company was acquired by Vodafone in 2014.
Kerasotes Theatres is a large motion picture exhibitor in the U.S. with a significant presence in the Midwest. AMC Entertainment, a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company, acquired Kerasotes Theatres in 2010.
Learfield Sports has been a leader in the collegiate sports multimedia rights and marketing industry for 30+ years. The company manages the multimedia rights for nearly 100 properties, including many popular collegiate athletic programs.
MetroNet was the largest independent facilities-based provider of competitive telecommunications services in Canada. Providence led the founding investment in MetroNet in 1996 and took the company public. The company merged into AT&T Canada in 1999.
MLS Media is the leading soccer media company in North America with exclusive media and commercial rights to Major League Soccer content and commercial rights for other significant soccer properties, including U.S. Soccer, the Mexican National Team and CONCACAF Champion's League.
PanAmSat was a premiere global provider of fixed satellite services to video, data networking and government customers. PanAmSat was acquired in a take-private transaction in 2004 and was subsequently re-listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Intelsat, another leading provider of fixed satellite services, acquired PanAmSat in 2006.
Powerfone was a leading enhanced specialized mobile radio communications provider competing with local cellular carriers by providing digital mobile telephony. Providence was a co-founding investor in Powerfone. Nextel Communications acquired Powerfone and later merged with Sprint.
Recoletos was a leading specialized publishing company in Spain. Recoletos' titles include sports daily Marca, Spain's most read newspaper, and Expansión, Spain's leading business daily. Providence invested in Recoletos in 2005. RCS MediaGroup, a leading Italian media company, acquired Recoletos in 2007.
Stream Global Services was a leading global provider of business process outsourcing, delivering a range of services, including technical support, customer service, sales and customer retention. Stream was acquired by Convergys, a leading customer management firm, in 2014.
Song Networks (previously Tele 1 Europe) offered broadband solutions for data communication, internet and voice to medium sized and large companies in the Scandinavian telecommunications market. Providence took the company public in 2000.
VendorSafe is a leading provider of cloud-managed IT security services that protect small- and medium-sized business’ information, payment systems, and on-premise public and private Wi-Fi networks from data breaches and other risks posed by hackers.
Verio is a leading provider of web hosting and managed services to small- and medium-sized businesses. Providence was a founding investor in Verio in 1996. The company was acquired by Japanese telecom company NTT Communications.
VoiceStream Wireless was a wireless communications company formed by the mergers of General Cellular, Pacific Northwest Cellular and Western Wireless. The company was acquired by Deutsche Telekom and became T-Mobile USA, the fourth largest mobile carrier in the U.S.
Western Wireless was a leading provider of communications services in the Western United States. Providence was a founding investor in Western Wireless in 1992. Western Wireless became a key part of Alltel Wireless, which was later acquired by Verizon Wireless.
Providence was a lead and founding investor in WNP in 1998. The company purchased licenses covering over 100 million POPs in major U.S. markets in the FCC's 1998 LMDS spectrum auction, making it the largest corporate holder of LMDS wireless spectrum in the world at that time. WNP was acquired by Nextlink, which is now XO Communications.
The YES Network is a 24/7 sports and entertainment television network featuring the New York Yankees. YES also broadcasts the New Jersey Nets and other professional and collegiate sports teams as well as classic sports footage and sports-related content. Providence was a founding investor in YES.