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August 04, 2015 11:11 AM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of Providence Equity Partners LLC

Company Overview

Providence Equity Partners LLC is a private equity firm specializing in growth capital, lower middle market, recapitalization of family-owned businesses, large leveraged buyouts, turnaround, distressed, mezzanine, and take-privates investments. It typically invests in media, entertainment, communications, education, Internet and Internet infrastructure, and digital media sectors. It also invests in technology enabled services, information and education technology companies. The firm invests globally in companies based across the world including Europe, North America, South America, Europe, and Asia Pacific with a focus on China. It primarily invests between $150 million and $800 million in i...

50 Kennedy Plaza

18th Floor

Providence, RI 02903

United States

Founded in 1989





Key Executives for Providence Equity Partners LLC

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 58
Senior Managing Director
Age: 53
Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director
Age: 51
Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer, and Head-Portfolio Operations
Age: 50
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Providence Equity Partners LLC Key Developments

Blackboard Inc. Reportedly Seeking To Sell

Blackboard Inc. is exploring a sale that it hopes could value it at as much as $3 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. Blackboard's majority owner, private equity firm Providence Equity Partners LLC, has hired Deutsche Bank AG (DBKGn.DE) and Bank of America Corp (BAC.N) to run an auction for Blackboard, the people said. Providence Equity and Blackboard declined to comment, while Deutsche Bank and Bank of America did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Archer Capital And Quadrant Reportedly Out Of Bidding Race For Academic Colleges

Archer Capital Pty Ltd. and Quadrant Private Equity Pty Limited are understood to be out of the bidding race for the acquisition of Academic Colleges Group Limited. Providence Equity is still understood to be in the frame and possibly Providence Equity Partners LLC. It is also believed that KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) could be taking a look, the Australian reported.

Providence Equity Partners Reportedly Exploring Sale Or IPO For SRA International

SRA International, Inc. is reportedly exploring a sale or initial public offering that could value the company at around $2 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on June 25, 2015. “Providence Equity Partners LLC, is working with investment Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) on an auction for SRA International, and has contacted other companies in the sector, as well as buyout firms, to gauge their interest,” the people said. “If an outright sale cannot meet its valuation expectations, Providence Equity Partners will opt for an initial public offering of SRA International,” the people said. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because the matter is not public. SRA International and Providence Equity Partners did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Citigroup declined to comment.

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