Alta Communications Team

B Lane MacDonald

Lane MacDonald

General Partner
(617) 956-1338
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Lane is a General Partner of Alta Communications and joined the firm in 1999. He specializes in identifying and managing investments in both media and telecom services with an emphasis on publishing, online media, marketing services, information services, online media, broadcasting, and cable television. In addition, Lane has investing experience and has served in a board capacity in the internet services and wireline telecommunications industries. Prior to joining Alta, Lane was a Principal at J.W. Childs Associates, a leveraged buyout firm with over $1 billion under management where he invested in cash flow-related businesses. Prior to this, Lane was an Assistant Vice President at BancBoston Capital (the private equity division of FleetBoston), where he also focused on cash flow-related private equity investments. Lane previously held investment-banking positions at Robertson Stephens & Company. Lane graduated with honors from Harvard University with a degree in Economics and received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Lane was also a member of the 1988 U.S.A. Olympic Hockey Team. He currently serves in a Board capacity for several privately-held companies including 1105 Media, Yankee Group, Rapid Communications, JW Broadcasting, Davler Media, BrandMuscle, and Amerivault.