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Cable Platform | Netherlands
Initial investment date: January 2003

Realisation date: September 2006

Trade: Triple-Play Communications Provider (Cable-TV, Broadband & Fixed Line Telephony)

Business description:
Established in 1969, Casema was the third largest cable TV operator in the Netherlands with over 1.3 million subscribers and a penetration rate of over 90%. The company's network was located mainly in the central and southwestern parts of the Netherlands, and served over 20 cities including The Hague, Utrecht and Brenda. Casema offered analogue TV, digital TV and broadband Internet access to its residential customers, and leased line data communications and voice telephony to its business customers. The investment was made in January 2003, with the Carlyle Group and Providence Equity Partners. The business was subsequently sold to Warburg Pincus and Cinven in September 2006.

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