Our Portfolio

M/C Partners has one of the most successful track records in Communications and Technology Services investing. For more than three decades M/C Partners has invested $2.4 billion of capital in over 140 companies, leveraging its deep industry expertise to understand long-term secular trends and identify growth opportunities. The firm is currently investing its eighth fund, partnering with promising companies and empowering strong leaders to accelerate growth, optimize operations, and build long-term value and leadership teams to support, scale, and improve operations and maximize value.

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AccentHealth

AccentHealth operates an out-of-home advertising network that reaches over 12,000 physician office waiting areas in the U.S. - JOHN WATKINS

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TEST

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Ascend Technologies

Ascend Technologies is a Chicago-based IT managed services provider offering technology solutions to small and medium-sized businesses across the Midwest. The creation of Ascend Technologies marks the conclusion of the December 2019 acquisitions of West Monroe Partners’ Managed Services Division and Gratia, Inc. The combined companies bring decades of managed services, cloud and infrastructure, service desk, application management and data management experience. The Managed Services division was started within West Monroe Partners in 2009 by Mark Nelson in order to provide help desk support and infrastructure management solutions for West Monroe’s growing list of clients and their increasingly complex IT environments. Over the last ten years, the Company has expanded its service offering to include cybersecurity and managed application services. Ascend Technologies primarily serves small and mid-size businesses and has 50+ customers across a variety of industries who are served by a team of ~100 employees.

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2019

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Attenda

Attenda designs and delivers Microsoft and Sun Infrastructure Management services for enterprise organizations across Europe, ensuring the highest levels of availability, performance and security at reduced costs.

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Baja Broadband

Baja Broadband, LLC, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, owns and operates broadband cable systems serving over 67,000 residential and commercial business customers in the West.

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Bandwidth infrastructure

Communication services

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BAI Connect

BAI Connect (“BAI”) is a Los Angeles, CA based broadband provider for residential multi-family units and commercial customers throughout Southern California. BAI was formed through the combination of AerioConnect and Bel Air Internet in 2020, the combined business partners with best in class real estate developers and managers, to serve over 900 residential and commercial properties providing service to 20,000+ subscribers. BAI’s network infrastructure has over 100Gig capacity providing services to individual customers ranging from 100Mbps to 10Gig through their Gigafiber product with 99.999% uptime and offers a market leading managed wifi product through Rover.

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2020

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Bandwidth infrastructure

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Benestra

BENESTRA is a national telecommunications operator that provides a comprehensive portfolio of voice, data, internet and hosting services of guaranteed quality. The company entered the Slovak market in 1999. Since merging with five companies on an alternative telecommunication market in 2006, it has been operating as GTS Nextra.

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Bandwidth infrastructure

Communication services

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Canopy Spectrum

Canopy Spectrum is an entity formed to bid on spectrum licenses in the FCC’s C-Band auction

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2021

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Communication services

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Carbon60

Based in Toronto, ON, Carbon60 is a managed cloud services provider for SMB and enterprise customers. The company offers private, public and hybrid cloud services and a full suite of managed services including monitoring, performance optimization and testing, security, disaster recovery, back-up and CDN access. Carbon60 is also the leading provider of application hosting for content management systems in Canada. The company has hosting facilities in Toronto, Vancouver, Kelowna, New York and London.

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Cavalier Telephone

Cavalier Telephone is bringing cutting edge technology to the communities we serve. Residential DSL, our exclusive Internet Caller ID, T-1's and direct fiber builds are just a few ways we are meeting the needs of area residents and businesses every day.

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Bandwidth infrastructure

Communication services

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Cellular One of East Texas

Cellular One of East Texas was formed in 2004 to acquire the TX-11 A-band RSA from Cingular Wireless. The Company is a wireless carrier operating on a GSM network in East Texas markets including Lufkin and Nacodoches.

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Communication services

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Connectivity Wireless

Connectivity Wireless, formerly Neutral Connect Networks (NCN), partners with owners of real estate assets in high-traffic, strategic locations by providing site management and turnkey / build-to-suit solutions for WiFi, Small Cell and Distributed Antenna System (DAS) customers. As carriers seek to shorten the time to deployment of coverage and capacity, NCN guarantees network QoS at a lower bit/cost than traditional deployment models.

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Bandwidth infrastructure

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CSDVRS

CSDVRS provides cutting-edge Video Relay Service technology empowering deaf and hard of hearing individuals to communicate with any hearing person through certified sign language interpreters.

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Communication services

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DAS42

DAS42 provides enterprise customers with a complete end-to-end solution to enable a modern data analytics platform. The Company’s highly skilled team works with customers to devise data-driven business strategies, implements analytics systems customized to meet business needs and provides on-going support services to optimize performance. DAS42 leverages best-in-class data collection tools, cloud-based data warehouses, and analytics platforms. The Company is a Snowflake Elite partner and a Looker Advanced partner.

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2021

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Denovo

Denovo is a full-service Enterprise Hosting/Cloud Computing and Professional Services firm with extensive expertise in designing, implementing and supporting enterprise software and hosting/cloud solutions. The Company delivers enterprise hosting/cloud computing and extensive managed services from their SOC 2 certified data centers located in the United States. As an Oracle Platinum Partner, Denovo's Professional Services team has over 150 years of Oracle J.D. Edwards and ERP experience and has successfully completed Oracle ERP implementation projects for a wide variety of commercial and public sector clients.

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Ensono

Ensono provides complex managed hosting and cloud infrastructure services to mid-sized enterprises with annual IT budgets of up to $100M. The Company specializes in supporting mission-critical workloads and helping clients manage and migrate between all systems. Ensono’s integrated array of solutions includes the hosting of client server, mainframe and cloud computing workloads, as well as database, storage and managed network services. Ensono has historically differentiated itself through its expertise in mainframe services. Today, the Company and its approximately 2,400+ employees host 200+ enterprise customers out of its eighteen data centers in the US and Europe.

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Everstream

Everstream is a Cleveland based network service provider bringing fiber based Ethernet, Internet and data center solutions to businesses throughout Northeast Ohio and Michigan. With over 9,500 miles of fiber and comprehensive data center connectivity at 100 Gigabit speed, Everstream provides the fastest, most reliable network in the region. Everstream’s 24/7 Network Operations Centers in Cleveland, Ohio and East Lansing, Michigan are staffed and operated by our certified technical team.

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Bandwidth infrastructure

Communication services

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Everywhere Wireless

Everywhere Wireless (EW) is a wireless internet service provider (ISP) servicing residential MDUs and commercial customers in the Chicago market

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2021

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Bandwidth infrastructure

Communication services

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Fusepoint

We provide a complete range of managed hosting products and services that enable our customers to outsource their entire IT infrastructures. As an executive, you face ongoing challenges ranging from growing your business in an uncertain economy to improving consumer confidence while outpacing your competition. With so many other responsibilities, business leaders are recognizing that outsourcing their ever changing IT needs provides sound market advantages.

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Communication services

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Involta

Involta offers comprehensive data protection services providing customers with highly secure constantly available data center facilities and the technical expertise to secure, protect and maintain access to their critical data infrastructure.

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Communication services

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GTS

GTS CE is an innovative and expanding operator and has grown significantly in recent years through the constant addition of new customers, increased business with existing customers and the acquisition of other operators within the region – indeed our ability to do this underpins the very real strength of our strategy, services and customer satisfaction when compared to rival companies. For example, GTS CE acquired operators such as Contactel, Nextra and Telenor Networks, all of whom had been operating within the CEE marketplace and in competition with GTS.

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Communication services

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Legendary Pictures

Legendary Pictures is an independent production company that was founded in June 2005 to create, develop, co-produce, co-finance and distribute major motion pictures through a unique strategic partnership with Warner Bros.

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Media & other

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Lightower

With core expertise in all aspects of site deployment, we deliver turnkey access to over 350 communications towers, over two million electric distribution poles, existing multi-carrier DAS networks and more than 525 sub-station locations where we can build towers.

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Bandwidth infrastructure

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Melita

Melita is the leading quad-play operator in Malta offering television, broadband, telephony and mobile services. Launched in 1991 as an analogue cable TV operator, it has since expanded its product offering to become a quadruple-play offering, servicing both residential and business customers, with the launch in February 2009 of its 3G mobile offering. Evolving from the traditional analogue and linear cable TV, Melita nowadays offers a hybrid IP-DVB TV service with HD channels, PVR services as well as Video-On-Demand and other interactive services. In June 2009, Melita also brought into operation a submarine cable linking Malta to Sicily, in order to supply international bandwidth direct to the company's customers. Leveraging this international link together further investment in the latest cable technology Euro DOCSIS 3.0, Melita is now able to offer Internet download speeds of up to 100Mbps nationwide.

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Communication services

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MetroPCS

MetroPCS, Inc. (formerly General Wireless), was formed in 1994 to acquire PCS licenses, build PCS networks, and to provide wireless PCS services in large metropolitan areas.

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Communication services

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Mobi PCS

Mobi PCS was formed for the purpose of acquiring the 30 MHz PCS C Block license covering Honolulu, HI. The license covers all of the island of Oahu in Hawaii, and includes the Honolulu, HI Basic Trading Area.

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Communication services

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NuVox Communications

NuVox Communications is a facilities-based competitive local exchange carrier targeting small and medium-sized customers large enough to be served through T-1 level access in the Midwest and Southeast. NuVox has consistently achieved growth and improved operating performance organically as well as through strategic mergers. NuVox merged with NewSouth, a CLEC serving several Southeastern states, in May 2004 and Florida Digital Network, a CLEC largely serving Florida and Georgia, in May 2007.

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Communication services

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Omega Wireless

Omega Wireless is an entity formed to bid on spectrum licenses in the FCC's 600 MHz incentive auction.

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Communication services

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PlumChoice

PlumChoice is the leading subscription-based customer tech support services provider to consumers and SMBs sold to carriers on a white-label basis. The company is reinventing technology care for their home and small business customers. Service includes remote and onsite service delivery and integrates with many other value added service options to solve the most complex technology needs.

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Public Mobile

Public Mobile was formed in 2008 to launch an exciting, new unlimited wireless carrier in Canada. In the recent AWS auction, the company acquired wireless spectrum for service in prime Canadian markets including Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Public Mobile is currently planning its launch of services.

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Communication services

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QOS Networks

QOS designs, deploys and manages some of the largest, most complex enterprise SD-WAN networks in the world. The company combines market leading third party technologies with proprietary tools that provide an unmatched level of visibility into application performance across customer networks. The QOS team uses that data to actively manage corporate networks to cost effectively maximize performance and security.

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2020

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SpeechCycle

SpeechCycle is leading a new generation of speech self-service solutions – building on technology innovation to automate the kind of complex customer care issues that, until now, were considered out of the reach of speech. This allows call centers to achieve maximum levels of customer service at significantly reduced cost, while generating the valuable business intelligence that drives long-term customer retention.

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Thrive Networks

Thrive is a Foxborough, MA based Managed Services Provider (“MSP”), offering enterprise class technology solutions targeted to SMB and SME customers throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic. M/C created Thrive through a carve-out of Thrive Networks and concurrent merger with Corporate IT Solutions (“CITS”) in 2016. Thrive executes an attractive business model capitalizing on the rapid growth in the IT outsourcing space while focusing on the underserved niche of small and medium sized enterprises. Thrive derives ~90% of its total revenue from recurring services from customers who receive hosting or managed services under long term contracts.

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TowerCom

TowerCom is a Jacksonville, FL-based communications tower developer executing new tower builds on behalf of carrier customers primarily in the Southeast and Southwest US. TowerCom has established itself as a major regional tower developer with deep relationships with both national and regional wireless carriers. TowerCom is responsible for the end-to-end tower development process, taking carrier input on target locations and coverage needs and then executing site acquisition, permitting / zoning, construction, and operational support. The company is led by a veteran management team that has experience in all phases of tower infrastructure development, deployment and management.

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2020

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Bandwidth infrastructure

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Triad 700

Triad 700 was formed with M/C repeat entrepreneurs as a vehicle to participate in the 2008 FCC Auction 73 — the 700 MHz Band Auction, which generated $19 billion in net bids ($1.22 per MHz pop). Triad acquired 36 licenses covering 193 million MHz POPs for $17 million, or $0.09 per MHz POP. Licenses acquired include a very deep spectrum position in Alaska (34 MHz covering the entire state), plus clusters of very attractive licenses covering parts of California, Nevada, Texas, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, Puerto Rico and Hawaii.

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Communication services

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Zayo Bandwidth

Zayo Bandwidth was formed in 2006 to provide bandwidth services to carriers, web-centric companies, public institutions and enterprises. Zayo, a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Infrastructure Investments, LLC (CII), owns and operates fiber optic networks in various regions of the United States. Zayo's mission is to be a highly reliable and responsive bandwidth provider in those geographies where it has fiber networks.

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Bandwidth infrastructure

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AccentHealth

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AccentHealth

Ascend Technologies

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Ascend Technologies

Attenda

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Attenda

Baja Broadband

Bandwidth infrastructure

Communication services

Baja Broadband

BAI Connect

Bandwidth infrastructure

BAI Connect

Benestra

Bandwidth infrastructure

Communication services

Benestra

Canopy Spectrum

Communication services

Canopy Spectrum

Carbon60

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Carbon60

Cavalier Telephone

Bandwidth infrastructure

Communication services

Cavalier Telephone

Cellular One of East Texas

Communication services

Cellular One of East Texas

Connectivity Wireless

Bandwidth infrastructure

Connectivity Wireless

CoreLink

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CoreLink

CSDVRS

Communication services

CSDVRS

DAS42

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DAS42

Denovo

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Denovo

Ensono

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Ensono

Everstream

Bandwidth infrastructure

Communication services

Everstream

Everywhere Wireless

Bandwidth infrastructure

Communication services

Everywhere Wireless

Fusepoint

Communication services

Fusepoint

Involta

Communication services

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Involta

GTS

Communication services

GTS

Legendary Pictures

Media & other

Legendary Pictures

Lightower

Bandwidth infrastructure

Lightower

Melita

Communication services

Melita

MetroPCS

Communication services

MetroPCS

Mobi PCS

Communication services

Mobi PCS

NuVox Communications

Communication services

NuVox Communications

Omega Wireless

Communication services

Omega Wireless

PlumChoice

It services

PlumChoice

Public Mobile

Communication services

Public Mobile

QOS Networks

QOS Networks

SpeechCycle

It services

SpeechCycle

Thrive Networks

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Thrive Networks

TowerCom

Bandwidth infrastructure

TowerCom

Triad 700

Communication services

Triad 700

Zayo Bandwidth

Bandwidth infrastructure

Zayo Bandwidth