Our tenure and deep understanding of these sectors define our strategy and determine our investment playbook, empowering us to find value where others can’t and do the deals that others won’t.
We don’t get distracted by industry noise and we see potential where others don’t. Our thoughtful, long-term approach with portfolio companies enables us to achieve sustained operational excellence, support businesses as they scale and maximize value for investors.
We remain committed to the disciplined strategy that gives us resilience and has generated value through past economic cycles.
Our industry focus positions us well to be a leading investor today and the future.
While we are disciplined in our strategy, we are flexible in our approach. We balance our willingness to look at companies of all stages, structure deals differently and apply resources in creative ways with our unwavering focus on long-term growth.
We identify the less obvious opportunities and connect the dots to have the biggest impact over the long run. It might be a cash infusion or an addition to the management team. It could be revising the product portfolio or expanding the sales channel.
Our creativity drives how we navigate deals and how we help improve operations and accelerate growth for our portfolio companies.
We are behind our company founders and management teams every step of the way. We invest beyond capital, sharing our network and resources to support growth and make good companies great. It is a team effort.
Over three decades we have built many of the premier companies in our industries. These experiences provide us with the insight and resources to help our companies succeed. We don’t just hope for the best, we work closely with teams to overcome challenges.
Our constructive partnership keeps us closely engaged with our portfolio companies over the investment period as we work closely with management teams to build businesses with long term value.
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.
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), 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.