Catalyst Investors is a specialist private equity firm that targets investments in the media, communications and internet services industries. Specific areas of interest include, video and audio content and distribution, print and online publishing, out-of-home advertising, music publishing, wireless voice and data, wireless spectrum and other infrastructure, outsourced applications providers / software as a service (SAAS), subscription based services, and online advertising. Catalyst looks for the growth companies located in the US and Canada requiring $10 to $60 million in capital. Catalyst prefers businesses with 'high-margin economics', 'defensible market positions', and 'recurring revenues'. Catalyst was formed in 1999 and is based in New York.
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In the last 3 years, Catalyst Investors has invested in 2 companies.
Catalyst Investors’ most common sectors for investment are communications (31%) and internet software and services (29%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (47%) and venture (25%). In total, Catalyst Investors has invested in 21 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 1998 when it acquired Intermedia Partners Of Tennessee Lp for $932M.
In the last 3 years, Catalyst Investors has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (49%). Catalyst Investors’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2005 when it sold Western Wireless for $6.0B.
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