Providence Equity Partners (“Providence”), a premier private equity firm specializing in growth-oriented investments in media, communications, education and technology, today announced that Katie Lyndon has joined the firm as a Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations, based in the New York office. In this newly created role, Ms. Lyndon will lead Providence’s investor relations team, setting the firm’s fundraising strategy and overseeing all its investor relations activities globally.
Ms. Lyndon is a seasoned operating executive with over a decade of experience managing investor relations and business development for global asset managers. She joins Providence from Hillhouse Capital Management, where she served as Head of Capital Partnerships for North America and was a senior member of the firm’s Capital Strategy team. Previously, she managed investor relations and business development at middle-market private equity investment firms Harvest Partners and Waud Capital Partners.
“Katie’s proven investor relations leadership, strategic thinking and deep network of relationships across the global institutional investment community will help us further strengthen our LP relationships, build new partnerships, and enhance Providence’s position in the market as a leading investor in media, communications, education and technology,” said Davis Noell, Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of North America at Providence. “We are confident she will prove to be a valuable strategic asset as we continue to grow and develop the firm and the ways in which we approach the market. We’re excited to welcome her to this critical role as part of the broader Providence leadership team.”
I am thrilled to join the talented team at Providence,” said Ms. Lyndon. “Providence has extensive experience building and growing exceptional businesses and has long been a leader in sector-focused investing. I look forward to leveraging my experience to contribute to Providence’s continued success and partnership with investors.”
Ms. Lyndon holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an A.B. from Dartmouth College.
About Providence Equity Partners
Providence Equity Partners is a specialist private equity investment firm focused on growth oriented media, communications, education and technology companies across North America and Europe. Providence combines its partnership approach to investing with deep industry expertise to help management teams build exceptional businesses and generate attractive returns. Since its founding in 1989, Providence has invested over $35 billion across more than 170 private equity portfolio companies. With its headquarters in Providence, RI, the firm also has offices in New York, London, Boston and Atlanta. For more information, please visit www.provequity.com.
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