PE  The Wicks Group of Companies

     Office Locations:

410 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-838-2100
Fax: 212-223-2109



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Education & Training
  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media



    The Wicks Group of Companies, LLC is a New York based private equity firm that invests in selected segments of the communications, information and media industries. Since its founding in 1989, Wicks has invested over $1.2 billion of capital in 38 platform companies and over 100 add-on acquisitions. Wicks focuses its investment activities on segments categorized by market niche or geographic focus. These segments are large and rapidly growing and are driven by many of the same factors that characterize the communications, media and information industries overall. Wicks focuses on mid-size and smaller geographic markets, as defined by population, consumer purchasing power and advertising potential, principally in the following segments: Television broadcasting; Radio broadcasting; Newspaper publishing, shoppers, free newspapers, local yellow pages; Cable television systems; and Outdoor advertising. In addition, Wicks invests opportunistically in related businesses that have similar characteristics. The firm typically targets $20 - $50 million of equity per investment and seeks companies that have established operations and generate profits, generally with revenue of $25 - $100 million and operating cash flow (EBITDA) of $5 - $20 million. Wicks is currently investing Fund III, worth $535 million, as part of its Wicks Communications & Media Partners III, LP.



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    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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    Chirag Shah Vice President
    Craig B. Klosk Managing Partner & Co-Founder
    Daniel L. Black Managing Partner
    Daniel M. Kortick Managing Partner
    Max von Zuben Managing Partner


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