M/C Partners Announces Newest Team Addition: Communications Infrastructure and Services Specialist, Travis Keller

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M/C Partners, a leading private equity firm investing in Telecommunications and Information Technology infrastructure and services, today announced the hiring of Travis Keller, who has joined the firm as a Partner.

Travis joins M/C from Altman, Vilandrie & Co. (“AV&Co”) a technology, media and telecom focused strategy consulting and investment advisory firm where he served as a Director. While at AV&Co., Travis led hundreds of engagements with investors to develop investment theses, identify acquisition targets, perform investment due diligence, integrate acquisitions and improve portfolio companies’ performance.  Recent diligence targets included commercial fiber operators, retail and wholesale colocation providers, managed cyber security companies and UCaaS platforms.  In addition, Travis worked directly with management teams to develop long-term business strategies, improve go-to-market with a focus on product prioritization, and channel optimization.

“The addition of Travis strengthens our team as we look to deploy our recently closed Fund VIII. His experience and networks further expands our sector coverage and broadens our relationships with key industry decision makers,” said Jim Wade, Managing Partner at M/C Partners.

“Travis has highly relevant domain expertise and is someone with whom the M/C team has worked with for years evaluating numerous investment opportunities,” added Gillis Cashman, Managing Partner.

“I am very excited to join M/C Partners whose industry expertise, thesis driven approach to origination and company building expertise can add significant value in today’s competitive investment environment.  M/C has a very strong investment team and longstanding reputation in the Telecom/IT marketplace,” added Travis.  

About M/C Partners Based in Boston, Massachusetts, M/C Partners is a private equity firm focused exclusively on the communications and information technology sectors. The firm has invested over $2.2 billion of capital into nearly 100 companies, generally investing in companies with enterprise values of $25 million to $250 million. Related current and prior investments include Zayo, Lightower, Ensono, Everstream, Denovo, Neutral Connect Network, Thrive, Involta, ICG Communications, MetroPCS, Fusepoint and NuVox. The firm has strong institutional backing as well as a long track record of success. For more information, visit www.mcpartners.com 6;\lsd

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TEAM MEMBERS

SECTOR

IT SERVICES

James F. Wade

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.

JOINED

1986

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BOARD POSITIONS
Connectivity Wireless

 

Connectivity
Wireless
Involta

Abhishek Rampuria

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.

Joined

2015

AFFILIATED PORTFOLIO

Thrive Networks

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BOARD POSITIONS

Ascend Technologies
Connectivity Wireless
Edafio Technology Partners
TowerCom