Extra! Extra! ABRY Partners specializes in financing companies that get the word out. The investment firm takes controlling stakes in media, entertainment, education, communications, and business and information services companies through leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, private equity investments, and mezzanine and preferred equity placements. ABRY Partners, which works closely with its portfolio companies, has also been adding to its healthcare and insurance holdings. It typically invests $25 million to $150 million per transaction. The company was founded in 1989 by chairman Andrew Banks and president Royce Yudkoff. It has participated in more than 450 transactions since.