28 State Street Suite 1801,
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Alta Communications is a specialist private equity firm that targets investments in media and communications companies. Alta prefers later-stage opportunities with positive cash flow, but will consider earlier-stage investments to fund businesses seeking growth capital. The Firm will consider both control and minority situations. Prospective transaction types include recapitalizations, leveraged buyouts, growth equity investments, and roll-ups. Alta Communications was formed in 1989 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Alta Communications’ most common sectors for investment are media (48%) and communications (23%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (65%) and venture (13%). In total, Alta Communications has invested in 16 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired 1105 Media for $75M.
In the last 3 years, Alta Communications has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (84%). Alta Communications’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2002 when it sold Telemundo Communications Group for $2.7B.
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