We look to apply our specialized expertise and collaborate with our portfolio companies to maximize long term value.
M/C Partners is built on
Our commitment to industry, strategy and investments coupled with our patience for long-term value has earned us the trust of our management teams and investors. We are collaborative partners every step of the way.
Our investments are guided by these key elements:
The firm specializes in the early identification of the most promising emerging services sectors within digital infrastructure and technology services . We proactively seek out well-positioned entrepreneurial managers and companies that fit our thesis. We back aggressive, insightful executives who have the capacity to build substantial companies and to create significant shareholder value.
We participate actively in the company’s growth and success as a member of the Board of Directors. The proactive role we take in assisting management has contributed significantly to our long term track record of top quartile performance. We maintain a hands-on approach with the company’s senior executive team to provide value-added input that includes perspectives on strategy development, recruiting senior team members, capital raising and M&A.
We are typically the first institutional investor in our portfolio companies and in most cases, lead the round if there are co-investors. Our proven company building expertise frequently draws entrepreneurs and organizations that are seeking investment leadership and organizational management guidance.
M/C Partners focuses on digital infrastructure and technology services
Our investments typically range in size from $10m to $50m of equity.
Jim Wade co-founded M/C Partners in 1986 with Dave Croll. He has been investing in communications and technology services since the advent of wireless and broadband, cornerstones of the firm’s sector focus. As a founding managing partner, he manages the firm’s investment process, and continuously seeks out management teams, company prospects and financial resources to grow the portfolio. Jim’s successful track record includes MetroPCS (IPO), Lightower Holdings (acquired by Berkshire Partners), Triad Communications (acquired by T-Mobile), Brooks Fiber Properties (IPO and sale to AT&T Wireless), Cavalier Telephone (acquired by PAETEC), NuVox Communications (acquired by WindStream), Attenda (acquired by Darwin Private Equity), Melita (acquired by Apax Partners), PR Wireless (joint venture with Sprint affiliate in Puerto Rico), Thrive Networks (acquired/recapitalized by Court Square) and Involta (acquired by Carlyle Group). Today he serves as a director on the Board of Connectivity Wireless and has responsibility for Omega Wireless. Jim graduated from the University of Notre Dame a B.B.A in Finance and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. He lives outside Boston with his wife and four children. Jim was an avid boater and is now an average golfer.
Abhishek (A.B.) is a Partner at M/C Partners, where he leads origination, deal diligence and portfolio company support for investments in a variety of communications and technology services segments. He currently serves on the Board of Ascend Technologies, Connectivity Wireless, Edafio Technology Partners, TowerCom and serves as a Board Observer for Thrive Networks. A.B. previously served as a Board Observer for Ensono (acquired by KKR) and QOS Networks (acquired by Zayo). Prior to joining M/C Partners in 2015, A.B. worked at Altman Solon (formerly Altman Vilandrie), a technology, media & telecommunications focused strategy consulting firm, where he completed projects for both operating companies and private equity investors. A.B. received a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives in Boston’s South End and outside of work, enjoys skiing, cycling, traveling and cheering on his home-town Patriots and Celtics.