Providence Equity Partners L.L.C. is an American global private equity investment firm focused on media, communications, education, software and services investments. The firm specializes in leveraged buyout transactions as well as growth capital investments and has invested in more than 200 companies globally since its inception in 1989.
The firm manages funds with over $45 billion in commitments, making it a large global player in the private equity industry. Providence was one of the principal pioneers of a sector-based approach to private equity investing. The firm's sixth fund, Providence Equity Partners VI, closed on $12 billion in 2007, making it the largest sector-focused private equity fund ever raised.
Providence is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island with additional offices in New York and London.