ABRY Partners is a media and communications focused private equity investment firm. Specific areas of interest include television, publishing, convention/trade shows, for-profit training, couponing, monitoring services, telephone companies, communications towers, music libraries, database providers, wireless communications, and in-store advertisers. ABRY can provide both equity and mezzanine capital, typically committing $20 to $200 million of equity or $15 to $50 million of mezzanine capital per transaction. Prospective transaction situations include buyouts, expansion financings, platform acquisitions, consolidations, and recapitalizations. ABRY Partners was formed in 1989 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts.
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In the last 3 years, ABRY Partners has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 7 others.
ABRY Partners’ most common sectors for investment are information technology (20%) and communications (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (35%) and secondary buyout (23%). In total, ABRY Partners has invested in 29 US states and 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired Lightower Fiber Networks for $2.0B.
In the last 3 years, ABRY Partners has exited 18 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (54%). ABRY Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold Lightower Fiber Networks for $7.1B.
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