Alta Communications

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Alta Communications
Private ownership
Industry Private equity
Predecessor Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co.
Founded 1996
Founder Craig Burr, William P. Egan
Headquarters 28 State Street
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Products Venture capital
Website www.altacomm.com

Alta Communications is a Boston-based private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media and telecommunications companies.

Their equity funds are invested in about 100 companies with total market capitalization approximately $1.5 billion.

Alta Communications is no longer related to Alta Partners, based in San Francisco.

History[edit]

Alta Communications was formed in late 1996 as part of the dissolution of Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co. (BEDCO), an early venture capital firm that had been founded in 1979.

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[edit]

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:

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

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