Providence is the world's leading private equity firm focused on media, communications, education and information investments. The firm manages funds with $40 billion in commitments and has invested in more than 140 companies globally since its inception in 1989. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island (USA), the firm has a global presence with offices in New York, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong and Beijing. In India, Providence’s investments include Idea Cellular, Aditya Birla Telecom Limited, UFO Moviez, Hathway Cable and Datacom. These investments make Providence one of the largest private equity investors in India with more than $1 billion invested to-date in the country.