Federal Communications Law Journal

Document Type

Special Feature

Publication Date


Publication Citation

51 Federal Communications Law Journal 609 (1999)


This Article details the importance of private equity financing to all sizes and types of media companies. Much of the rapid growth of the Internet has been financed by private equity. The private equity market is an important source of funds for minority media companies. It is a large market, able to meet a variety of financing needs. However, the minority media entrepreneur must realize that this is strictly a profit-oriented investment market. The same investment process and criteria will be applied to minority media proposals as will be applied to non-minority media proposals. This process may present some problems for minority entrepreneurs since most private equity investors are not minorities.

Forum: New Approaches to Minority Media Ownership, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, Columbia University.