Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC - Focus: management buy-outs, growth equity financing, recapitalization and acquisition-oriented financing.


Telecom, Media & Technology Services


MDP’s Telecom, Media and Technology Services (“TMT Services”) team seeks investment opportunities in a wide range of businesses, including wireless and wireline communications, internet-based and traditional media, technology-enabled services, and information services.

  • Wireless communications, including mobile telephone operators, high-capacity wireless voice and data transmission service operators, satellite service providers and infrastructure services that serve wireless communications carriers
  • Wireline communications, including traditional landline network operators, voice over internet protocol providers and providers of communications services to specialized market niches
  • Media, including cable and broadcast television, terrestrial and satellite radio, consumer and business‑oriented publishing, entertainment, and online and wireless broadband media
  • Technology-enabled services that take advantage of the proliferation of broadband and data and computing infrastructure, including software-as-a-service companies and infrastructure-as-a-service providers
  • Information services, including advertising and marketing services

Within these sectors, MDP generally seeks to identify companies that possess strong franchise values (often in the form of predictable recurring revenue business models or difficult-to-replicate network assets or licenses), leading market positions, attractive returns on invested capital, substantial free cash flow conversion, and effective and dynamic leadership.

MDP has been a leading private equity investor in telecom, media and technology services since the early 1980s.  Over the past three decades, MDP has developed high-quality structured equity, buyout and corporate partnership investment opportunities in virtually every important field in telecom, media and technology services.  We believe our depth of experience, knowledge and relationships enable us to react swiftly and thoughtfully to investment opportunities across this complex and evolving landscape.