Baker Capital is a private equity firm specializing in investments in growth companies at all stages. The firm prefers to invest in later stage companies and in early stage businesses to a lesser extent. The firm makes investments primarily in communications industry created by deregulation, new technology, and growth of the Internet. It invests in digital communications, media and technology at all stages of development. It typically invests in equipment, services, and application providers, new service entrants established to compete against incumbent providers that have historically operated as regulated monopolies, equipment manufacturers with emerging technologies, network infrastructure and systems suppliers, Internet and network-based applications, value-added services, acquisition vehicles to consolidate or acquire companies in fragmented sectors, and information-based software and service providers. The firm invests Europe and North America. It may invest abroad, where deregulation and liberalization are occurring. The firm usually invests for a period of five years and seeks to hold a significant minority or controlling equity positions for each of its portfolio companies. It seeks to take a board seat in its portfolio companies. Baker Capital was founded in 1995 and is based in New York, New York.