PE/VC  Alta Communications

     Office Locations:

1000 Winter Street
South Entrance, Suite 3500
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 617-262-7770
Fax: 617-262-9779



  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Middle Market



  • Communications & Networking
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet
  • Sports & Entertainment



    Formed in late 1996 as part of a transition of Burr, Egan Deleage & Co., Alta Equity Partners (fomerly Alta Communications) has over 20 years of experience in the media, telecommunications and Internet industries, and has participated in more than 150 rounds of funding with over 100 portfolio companies. With approximately $1.5 billion in capital under management, including Alta IX its current $500 million fund, Alta typically makes investments of between $10 to $30 million per company. Alta invests in companies at all stages of development and the typical investment commitment is 5-8 years. The firm typically considers later-stage opportunities with positive cash flow, but will consider earlier-stage investments to fund businesses seeking growth capital. Investment structures include: recapitalizations, leveraged buyouts, growth equity investments, and roll-ups.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Brian McNeill Managing General Partner
    Chris Dias Vice President
    Eileen McCarthy Toti CFO and General Partner
    Jessica Barry Reed Vice President
    Philip Thompson General Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

      100% NL
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      1105 Media
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      Bluewater Broadcasting
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      Bustos Media
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      CDC Publishing
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      Cellular One (MTPCS)
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      Davler Media Group
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      Eagle Creek Broadcasting
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      Galaxy Communications
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      Grande Communications
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      Highwinds Capital
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      HMP Communications
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      Inner City
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      JW Broadcasting
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      POP Radio
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      Portland Broadcasting
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      Screen Media
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      Structural Graphics
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      Una Vez Mas
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      Yankee Group
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