WJ Partners, a private investment firm focused on growing lower-middle market companies, has announced the add-on acquisition of Myrtle Beach Communications (MBC) to its existing portfolio company Mobile Communications America (MCA), a provider of two-way radio solutions and services for the construction, transportation, manufacturing, public safety and government industries, the company said.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Since being acquired by WJ Partners in 2013, MCA has grown from five locations primarily serving metro Atlanta to 33 locations across six Southeastern states. The rapid expansion has been fueled by 13 add-on acquisitions that not only expanded MCA´s geographic reach but also added new capabilities to better serve the company´s customers.
WJ Partners has grown MCA into the nation´s largest Motorola Solutions service provider, Motorola´s largest manufacturer´s representative, and one of the largest resellers of Motorola Solutions in the country for 2017. Through its 2016 acquisition of Wireless Communications, MCA also became the sole North American distributor of Nokia microwave backhaul systems and MPLS technology, a complementary service to MCA´s two-way radio solutions.
First Tennessee Bank provided the debt capital for WJ Partners to complete the acquisition.
Founded in 2008, WJ Partners is a private investment firm focused on building lower-middle market companies in the consumer, specialty finance, and industrial and business services sectors. WJ Partners takes a long-term approach to investing due its permanent capital source.
Mobile Communications America (MCA) is a provider of two-way radio solutions and services for mission-critical environments. MCA sells, installs and maintains two-way radio and other proprietary communication systems. Customers include government agencies, public safety organizations, first responders, military, public services, utilities and manufacturers.
Myrtle Beach Communications (MBC) is a provider of two-way radio communications, video surveillance and fleet upfitting. MBC is currently the only authorized Motorola service provider in the area. Since 1954, MBC has served industries such as public service, hotels and resorts, manufacturers and educational systems throughout the Grand Strand.