Carlyle to invest in Reston video company

The Carlyle Group is leading a $100 million investment into Avail-TVN, which will allow the Reston-based video company to fuel its international growth, the firms announced Monday.

Avail-TVN’s investors already include Columbia Capital, Valhalla Partners and Novak Biddle, which are Washington-area venture capital firms.

The Carlyle investment will allow Avail-TVN, which is the largest global provider of digital video services, to acquire On Demand Group, a video-on-demand provider based in the United Kingdom, according to the companies.

Publicly-held Carlyle, based in Washington, is one of the largest private equity firms in the world, with $159 billion under management.

Thomas Heath is a local business reporter and columnist, writing about entrepreneurs and various companies big and small in the Washington Metropolitan area. Previously, he wrote about the business of sports for The Post’s sports section for most of a decade.
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