CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides broadband, voice and wireless services to consumers and businesses across the country. It also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink™ Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. In addition, the company provides data, voice and managed services to business, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers. CenturyLink is recognized as a leader in the network services market by key technology industry analyst firms. CenturyLink's customers range from Fortune 500 companies in some of the country's largest cities to families living in rural America. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations.

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Don Hunsaker

Director, Finance


Kathleen Lutito

President and CIO


Shane Matson

VP, Investments and Operations

Glen F. Post III

CEO and President

Jeff Storey

President and CEO


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VP, Investor Relations

16 past transactions


Acquisition in 2014
Cognilytics leverages its core competencies around Big Data, Data Strategy & Architecture, Data Lifecycle Management, Visualization and Advanced Predictive Analytics to help clients find key insights and trends within their data thereby solving real business problems and better business decision making, driving top line revenue, bottom-line uplift, operational excellence, risk mitigation and regulatory compliance.


Acquisition in 2016
ElasticBox powers agile application delivery on public and private clouds so businesses can innovate faster. By empowering developers to be more productive and providing control to IT Ops, customers like Netflix, DeNA and Cytobank use ElasticBox to accelerate their application lifecycles by 5-10x. With a reusable architecture of boxes, teams leverage ElasticBox to provision instances in one click, access a sophisticated service catalog of boxes, and execute continuous integration and delivery.

Egnyte, Inc.

Series D in 2013
In a content critical age, Egnyte fuels business growth by enabling content-rich business processes, while also providing organizations with visibility and control over their content assets. Egnyte’s cloud-native content services platform leverages the industry’s leading content intelligence engine to deliver a simple, secure, and vendor-neutral foundation for managing enterprise content across business applications and storage repositories. More than 16,000 companies trust Egnyte to enhance employee productivity, automate data management, and reduce file-sharing cost and complexity. Investors include Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Caufield & Byers, and Goldman Sachs.


Acquisition in 2019
Streamroot, Inc. develops peer-to-peer video streaming technology for content delivery networks. Its solution is used for live streaming of sporting events, concerts, video conferences, enterprise streams, Web radio, and video-on-demand; and enables users to integrate, monitor, analyze, and manage videos. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts. As of September 6, 2019, Streamroot, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of CenturyLink, Inc..

Tier 3

Acquisition in 2013
Tier 3 unleashes business agility through unique, enterprise-class cloud services and software that puts global companies on the path to IT as a Service. The company’s virtual private cloud services combine both infrastructure (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) in a comprehensive platform. The Tier 3 Cloud increases IT operational efficiency and flexibility through advanced cloud orchestration and management capabilities. Global enterprises and service providers find the Tier 3 Cloud ideal for their entire business application portfolios, from development to production environments and mission-critical applications.

Level 3 Communications

Acquisition in 2016
Level 3 Communications is a premier global communications provider headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, that provides communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Anchored by extensive fiber networks on three continents and connected by undersea facilities, their global services platform features deep metro assets reaching more than 500 markets in more than 60 countries. Level 3’s global network reliably and securely provides enhanced, scalable network capabilities to address the increasingly complex operating environment of today’s technology landscape. They take end-to-end responsibility for monitoring and maintaining the network. They listen to what you need and engineer solutions to your specifications. Their comprehensive portfolio of data, security, video, voice and unified communications solutions provide powerful options to address your most difficult IT challenges. They can help you grow your business, expand into new markets and improve the efficiency of your operations. Because when it comes to your success, they believe it’s just as much their responsibility as it is yours.


Acquisition in 2014
DataGardens is focused on the development of disaster recovery software systems, including SafeHaven. The SafeHaven software suite is developed to protect information technology systems from power outages, software and hardware system failures, and more. DataGardens was acquired by CenturyLink in December 2014. It offers its services for enterprises and cloud providers. DataGardens was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta.


Acquisition in 2011
Qwest is a large telecommunications carrier providing local service to the midwest and western regions of the US. Qwest provides voice, backbone data services, and digital television in some areas. It operates in three segments: Wireline Services, Wireless Services, and Other Services. The Wireline Services segment provides local voice, long distance voice, and data and Internet (DSL) services to consumers, businesses, and wholesale customers, as well as access services to wholesale customers. The Wireless Services segment is achieved by a partnership with Verizon Wireless. The Other Services segment primarily involves the sublease of real estate assets, such as space in office buildings, warehouses, and other properties.


Private Equity Round in 2000
DishnetDSL was a broadband internet service provider in India.


Acquisition in 2008
Embarq is a new company that, following the spin-off, will own the incumbent local communications operations conducted by Sprint Nextel and reported as its Local segment in its financial statements. The spin-off is a transaction that involves two general steps.

RiskSense, Inc.

Series A in 2017
RiskSense®, Inc. provides vulnerability prioritization and management to measure and control cybersecurity risk. The cloud-based RiskSense platform uses a foundation of risk-based scoring, analytics, and technology-accelerated pen testing to identify critical security weaknesses with corresponding remediation action plans, dramatically improving security and IT team efficiency and effectiveness. The company delivers a fully-informed picture of group, department, and organizational cybersecurity risk with our credit-like RiskSense Security Score (RS3). The RiskSense platform continuously correlates customer infrastructure with comprehensive internal and external vulnerability data, threat intelligence, human pen test findings, and business asset criticality to measure risk, provide early warning of weaponization, predict attacks, and prioritize remediation activities to achieve security risk goals


Acquisition in 2016
netAura is an engineering and analytics company that believes in simplifying IT. We focus on achieving stability first then ready for growth. This starts with good design. We intend to make the complex world of IT just a little easier to manage.


Acquisition in 2013
AppFog is a Platform-as-a-Service system for public clouds. This PaaS supports technology such as Java, Python, PHP, Ruby, MySQL, and more; and enables users to get add-ons and choose cross-cloud infrastructure such as CenturyLink Cloud, AWS US, AWS Europe, and AWS Asia.
Savvis (now known as CenturyLink Technology Solutions) provides cloud and managed solutions worldwide. It offers managed hosting services, including consulting, applications, email, hosting, and storage and backup services; security services such as application protection, authentication, consulting, denial-of-service, and firewall solutions; and cloud services comprising data center, developer, servers, storage, and consulting services. The company also provides co-location services, including data center, migration planning, network connectivity, structured cabling, and gold support services; network services such as consulting, internet, multi-protocol label switching virtual private network, and private line services; and storage services comprising unified storage, cloud storage, and backup and archiving services. In addition, it offers big data solutions; business applications; business continuity, disaster recovery-as-a-service, and disaster recovery solutions; consulting solutions such as cloud and virtualization, and migration and consolidation services; website hosting, web content management, and e-commerce solutions; IT outsourcing solutions such as application outsourcing, end-user service, and infrastructure solutions; and infrastructure optimization solutions. Savvis offers its services and solutions for enterprises primarily in the consumer packaged goods, financial services, government, media and entertainment, and retail industries. Savvis changed its name to CenturyLink Technology Solutions in January 2014. It was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Town And Country, Missouri.


Acquisition in 2015
Orchestrate provides a simple RESTful API service that eliminates the need for developers to operate their own databases in production. Powered by best-of-breed NoSQL databases, it unifies full-text search, social graph, activity feed, key/value document and time-ordered event queries in a single interface, eliminating the operational and financial burden of deploying databases when both building new applications and adding new features to existing ones. Behind the scenes, Orchestrate handles the complex task of building, operating, and scaling a high performance, fault tolerant data layer.

SEAL Consulting Inc.

Acquisition in 2017
SEAL Consulting, Inc., a leading SAP solutions provider for enterprise-wide business and technology needs. SEAL is uniquely positioned to provide the highest quality global resources with the flexibility our clients require. Regardless of where your company is located, SEAL can effectively provide senior-level experts on-site or off-site or offshore to deliver the solutions our clients need.