Firm Overview

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

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 180 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.

Our Approach

Providence’s investment approach seeks to maintain a combination of sharp focus, deep industry knowledge, robust value creation capabilities and a spirit of earnest collaboration that we believe has elevated the firm to its position as a leading sector-focused investor.

Our Culture

At Providence, we pride ourselves on having a unified and cooperative firm-wide culture grounded in mutual respect, teamwork, collaboration and excellence. Our focus on these important principles is inherent in our one fund, one team approach.

Our Team

At Providence, we’re driven to help build better businesses that make a difference. Achieving that objective requires an exceptional team and a collaborative culture with a shared mission.

Commitment to Our Community

At Providence, we believe that fostering a healthy culture requires a commitment to the ongoing development of our team and giving back to the communities where we live and work.
Providence, RI Waterplace Park
Providence's public equities group ("Providence Public") is focused on publicly traded securities across the technology, media, telecommunications, and financial sectors.
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