Who is Ubiquity Management and why did they invest in OneSource Communications?

UbiquityUbiquity Management’s , LP, which invests in critical communications infrastructure throughout the United States, has completed the acquisition of Millennium Telcom, LLC d/b/a OneSource Communications (“OneSource”), a provider of fiber-fed broadband services in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro, from Tri-County Electric Cooperative (“Tri-County”).

Ubiquity Management has invested substantially in OneSource and its 300-mile+ fiber network in DFW, which is one of the fastest growing markets in the United States.

OneSource is a telecommunications services company providing internet, phone and cable TV services to residential and business customers. OneSource’s fiber network is within 1,000 feet of approximately 72,000 homes and businesses, and with 6,100 existing customers, the company is positioned for significant growth.

“In OneSource we found an opportunity to acquire an existing fiber-based platform from which we can grow aggressively in a geography that is quickly becoming urbanized,” said Jamie Earp, Managing Partner of Ubiquity. “Continuing the relationship between OneSource and Tri-County was of additional strategic value to Ubiquity, and we look forward to finding ways to grow the OneSource network in Tri-County’s territory and beyond. The pace of development and the influx of residential and business customers in and around the OneSource footprint is tremendous and we are excited for the future of the company.”

Ubiquity has hired industry veteran Ken Carter to lead OneSource, bringing over two decades of communications operations and strategic leadership roles to the company. “OneSource aims to provide an enhanced customer experience and superior product set in one of the fastest growing markets in the United States. We have a lot to do, but I look forward to the challenges and opportunities it will bring as I help steer the business to expand our footprint, deliver new services, and with total focus on a mutual benefits for the customer, the community, and our investors,” said Carter.

Ubiquity’s ownership of OneSource will provide a platform to invest significant capital going forward via new fiber development and asset acquisition opportunities. The growing residential and business population within the service territory is expected to provide both organic and expansion growth catalysts. In addition, strategic partnerships with utilities, developers and non-competitive fiber providers is expected to provide effective and efficient deployment of new fiber-based connectivity across the market.

“Acquiring companies like OneSource where we can identify areas with low fiber penetration, take advantage of local market dynamics and extract value is core to our strategy,” said Ajay Ghanekar, Managing Partner of Ubiquity. “The increasing population density along the existing fiber backbone provides a massive opportunity to better connect communities across North Texas.”

Arvest Bank provided a $15 million senior secured credit facility, to help fund the acquisition and for general corporate purposes, with the ability to increase to $30 million subject to bank approval.

CC Capital Advisors served as the exclusive financial advisor and Husch Blackwell LLP served as legal advisor to TCEC and OneSource, while Thompson Hine LLP served as legal advisor to Ubiquity. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

About Ubiquity

Ubiquity is a private infrastructure investment firm that seeks to invest, develop and manage critical communications infrastructure throughout the United States. Ubiquity partners with wireless carriers, technology companies, broadband providers, developers and municipalities to deliver infrastructure solutions. Ubiquity’s mission is to build communications infrastructure to empower communities for the future and create value for investors in the digital age. For more information, please visit  https://ubiquitygp.com/.

About OneSource Communications

OneSource Communications has been a leading provider of telephone, cable TV & Internet services since 1998. OneSource owns an extensive fiber optic network and associated network equipment that enables a variety of services to business and residential customers. For more information, please visit  https://www.1scom.com/.

About Tri-County Electric Cooperative

Tri-County Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit electric cooperative created to serve its member-owners. Tri-County is one of 64 distribution electric cooperatives in Texas and one of more than 960 electric cooperatives across the nation. The service territory includes 16 counties, more than 9,100 miles of distribution line, over 91,000 member-owners and over 116,500 meters in North Texas. For more information, please visit  https://www.tcectexas.com/.

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