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|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