Our Approach

Our objective is to build extraordinary companies that will shape the future of the media, communications, education and information industries and will create attractive returns for our investors.

To achieve this goal, we seek to forge lasting partnerships with talented entrepreneurs and executives and provide them the capital, industry expertise and broad network of relationships they need to succeed.

Industry Specialists

Our industry expertise has allowed us to navigate and take advantage of rapidly changing market conditions in our sectors over the past 27 years.

The media, communications, education and information industries are complex and global—and often highly regulated. We believe our specialized industry knowledge, experience and relationships are valuable to management teams as they pursue growth across a variety of economic cycles and geographic markets. Our industry focus provides other important competitive advantages, including the ability to:

  • Source proprietary investment opportunities globally
  • Recognize important market trends quickly and early
  • Conduct efficient and comprehensive due diligence
  • Recruit world-class, experienced professionals
  • Work as a value-added partner with company management
  • Bring strategic relationships with corporate entities operating in our industries
  • Enlist senior advisors and operating partners to help address specific company needs
  • Arrange and structure complex financial strategies appropriate for our unique industries
  • Identify attractive merger and acquisition candidates

Committed Partners

We partner with exceptional executives and entrepreneurs to create what we believe are transformational companies of enduring value.

We believe management teams that have partnered with Providence appreciate that we understand the opportunities and risks inherent in their businesses and that we have informed views on market trends and industry competition. In many cases, we have backed the same managers in multiple ventures, and our partnerships with executives often span multiple countries.

While we are active on company boards, we believe senior management should lead companies on a day-to-day basis. We work collaboratively with management teams to develop and execute business strategies, implement efficient capital structures, institutionalize operations and recruit talented executives and high-impact board members. We also share best practices from our current and former portfolio companies and introduce company managers to our extensive network of industry executives throughout the world.

Industry Operating Expertise

One of our most valuable resources is our team of highly experienced operating partners and senior advisors. These individuals, each an expert in their respective field, help Providence source investments, diligence opportunities, serve on company boards, recruit managers and, on occasion, assume senior management positions.

Meet the Team

We also have a dedicated group of operating professionals that partner with our portfolio company executive teams and our operating partners to accelerate companies’ top line growth.

Meet the Team

Global Experts

Providence approaches investments with global perspective and local expertise. With the largest global team of private equity investors dedicated to the media, communications, education and information industries, Providence combines worldwide reach with deep domain expertise.

Working collaboratively from offices in Providence, New York, London, Singapore, New Delhi and Hong Kong, our investment professionals pursue opportunities as a unified team across North America, South America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Our sector focus and the international mandates of our global funds enable us to dedicate our professional resources and investment capital to compelling opportunities around the world.

Our industry-focused, global vantage point provides what we believe to be an unmatched perspective into the intrinsic business cycles and international growth trends that impact the dynamic and complex industries we follow. This approach allows us to identify and pursue key value creation opportunities, regardless of stage, situation or location.