MDP’s 30+ year track record of investing in the industry represents a distinctive experience set that positions the team to efficiently evaluate new investment opportunities and to be a valuable partner to its management teams.
The TMT Services team has consistently deployed a flexible approach to structuring its investments and is equally comfortable investing in majority control or significant minority positions, with the primary focus on investing behind high conviction theses and talented executives.
Reflecting the MDP culture, the TMT Services team works closely with management to progress through its due diligence process, arrange an appropriate capital structure and, most importantly, support management’s execution of key strategic initiatives.
"I first partnered with Madison Dearborn in the late 1990s when I launched Cbeyond. We chose MDP because of their industry track record and the cultural match of our teams. We recently ‘put the band back together’ with a subset of our Cbeyond team and formed our second partnership with MDP to acquire Liquid Web in 2015. The MDP team asks the tough questions, deals in total transparency, is supportive as challenges emerge, and always acts as a valuable thought partner. "Jim Geiger, Chief Executive Officer, Liquid Web
TMT Services investments tend to be more growth-oriented in nature, benefit from favorable secular trends and feature business models that harness the advancements in network throughput and capacity. Of particular interest are companies that are characterized by high barriers to competitive entry, recurring revenues, attractive operating leverage, and identifiable prospects for business plan enhancement and extension.
Areas of focus include:
The above companies do not represent all of the investments in MDP’s complete portfolio and have been selected using objective, non-performance based criteria. You should not assume that the investments listed were, or will be, profitable. Please note that the members of the Advisory Roundtable are not employees, officers or affiliates of MDP.