Stream is a global BPO service provider that specializes in customer relationship management services. Ares bought Stream from H.I.G. Capital through a blank check company in 2008 for a reported $200 million. Providence became an investor in the company (alongside a subsidiary of Ayala) when Stream was merged with eTelecare Global Solutions in 2009. Trillium Capital made a bid for the company in 2011 for about $374 million, but the offer was later rejected.