|Predecessor||Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co.|
|Founder||Craig Burr, William P. Egan|
|Headquarters||28 State Street
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Alta Communications is no longer related to Alta Partners, based in San Francisco.
The firm was founded by Craig Burr and William P. Egan who also co-founded Alta’s predecessor firm, Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co., in 1979. Alta traces its origins to TA Associates, where Burr and Egan were formerly partners.
Investment strategy and funds
Alta Communications invests primarily in later-stage opportunities in the traditional media and telecommunications sectors and has a portfolio of investments in the following sectors:
- Broadcasting (Radio and Television)
- Direct marketing services
- B2B Media / Publishing
- Content / Screen media
- Digital media
- Telecom services
- Out-of-home advertising
- Cable television
Since its founding in 1996, Alta Communications has raised four venture capital funds focusing on late stage opportunities with nearly $1.5 billion of investor commitments.
- 1996 - $158m - Alta Communications VI
- 1998 - $272m - Alta Communications VII
- 2000 - $486m - Alta Communications VIII
- 2003 - $500m - Alta Communications IX