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Brian Cassidy

Partner

Brian Cassidy is a partner and member of the Investment Committee. He is also the head of Crestview's media strategy.

Bio

Brian Cassidy joined Crestview in 2004 and is a partner of the firm and a member of the Investment Committee. Brian is also the head of Crestview’s media strategy. Prior to Crestview, Brian worked in private equity at Boston Ventures, where he invested in companies in the media and communications, entertainment and business services industries. He also worked as the acting CFO of a Boston Ventures’ portfolio company, ec-Content. Previously, Brian was an investment banking analyst at Alex. Brown & Sons, where he completed a range of financing and M&A assignments for companies in the consumer and business services sectors. Brian is currently a director of Camping World Holdings, CORE Media Group, NEP Group, Interoute, WOW! and Congruex. He was also involved with ValueOptions, OneLink Communications, Charter Communications, Insight Communications and Cumulus Media. Brian received an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and an A.B. in physics from Harvard College.

Investments

Camping World Holdings

Other

Current Portfolio

Camping World Holdings is a leading operator in the RV industry. Camping World is a multi-store dealership and retailer of RVs and outdoor accessories. It also provides financing, insurance, extended warranties, roadside assistance and clubs to RV owners.

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Charter Communications

Media

Realized

At the time of Crestview's exit, Charter was the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. It offers traditional cable video programming, high-speed Internet, broadband cable, telephone and other services to residential and consumer customers.

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CORE Media Group

Media

Current Portfolio

CORE Media Group produces and monetizes media content based on a portfolio of brands. The company's assets include an ownership interest in the rights to the IDOLS television franchise, the So You Think You Can Dance franchise and Sharp Entertainment.

Cumulus Media

Media

Current Portfolio

Cumulus is a radio broadcasting company in the United States, with a portfolio of over 450 FM and AM stations across 90 markets. It also operates a radio network division that produces and syndicates radio content for third-party stations.

Insight Communications

Media

Realized

Prior to its acquisition by Time Warner Cable in February 2012, Insight was the ninth largest cable operator in the United States with a focus on Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. It offered a full suite of products to both residential and commercial customers.

Interoute

Media

Current Portfolio

Interoute is an integrated network and enterprise services company that owns and operates an extensive fiber network and cloud services platform across Europe. The company operates one of Europe's largest physical fiber optic networks across 28 countries.

NEP Group

Media

Current Portfolio

NEP is the largest global outsourced provider of comprehensive live and broadcast production solutions, with leading market positions in the United States, Europe and Australia. It serves the premium sports, entertainment and live event production markets.

OneLink Communications

Media

Realized

Prior to its sale in November 2012, OneLink was the sole provider of cable television services to the greater San Juan area and the largest provider of cable television services in Puerto Rico.

ValueOptions

Other

Realized

Prior to the acquisition by Beacon Health in December 2014, ValueOptions was the nation's third largest managed behavioral healthcare services company. It designed and operated behavioral healthcare services, including mental health and substance abuse.

WOW!

Media

Current Portfolio

WOW! is the sixth largest cable operator in the U.S., with over 770,000 customers in 19 markets across the Midwest and Southeast as of September 30, 2017. It offers a full suite of residential cable and commercial services including video, telephone and data.