C3 provides end-to-end managed technology and cybersecurity services to help U.S. defense contractors comply with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program and other regulatory standards. M|C brought together two companies, Steel Root and C3 Integrated Solutions, to create a market leader with deep expertise in Microsoft’s government cloud solutions, and a differentiated service offering built on the Steel Root Platform
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.
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.
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.
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.
M/C partnered with management to form CoreLink Data Centers LLC (“CDC”) in late 2007 to pursue the long-term trend of outsourcing information technology to managed services data centers. Corelink focuses on identifying and acquiring colocation opportunities in geographical markets that have high growth potential and are currently underserved. To date, CDC acquired datacenter assets in Seattle and Phoenix.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Edafio Technology Partners is a leading IT managed services provider (MSP) whose services include comprehensive IT management, public and private cloud solutions, and cybersecurity services to mid-market and SMB customers. While serving a broad base of customers, the Company has also developed deep vertical-specific expertise in delivering services to healthcare clients. Edafio primarily operates across Arkansas with offices in Little Rock, Conway and Rogers with expanding customer presence in Tennessee and Oklahoma.
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.
Following the merger of Everywhere Wireless and SilverIP, the organization is rebranding under the name, Zentro. The combined business represents the largest MDU (multi-dwelling unit)-focused ISP (internet service provider) in the Midwest, serving more than 65,000 active residential and business subscribers throughout the Chicago and Milwaukee markets
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
Cuba Burch Berner is an Associate at M|C Partners, where he focuses on investment opportunities in digital infrastructure and technology services. Prior to joining the firm in 2022, Cuba was an Equity Research Associate at Citi covering infrastructure companies within the telecommunications industry, including data centers and wireless towers. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics with a specialization in Economics from the University of Chicago. Cuba currently lives in Boston’s West End and enjoys a myriad of outdoor activities including running, swimming, hiking, and skiing.
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AccentHealth operates an out-of-home advertising network that reaches over 12,000 physician office waiting areas in the U.S. – JOHN WATKINS
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 Chairman, 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), 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.