July 01, 2021

MSouth Announces Successful Exit of Tachyon

Atlanta, GA (July 1, 2021) – MSouth Equity Partners, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, announced the sale of Source Broadband Services, LLC (dba “Tachyon”) to NextEdge, a Bow River Capital backed telecommunication services platform. Tachyon, based in Roswell, GA,  provides design, construction, optimization and maintenance services for owners and operators of fiber and wireless network infrastructure across the Southeastern United States.

“We are very pleased with the result of our investment in Tachyon,” said Barry Boniface, an MSouth Partner. “Chris Amato and his team of veteran telecommunication operators were critical to the value creation we experienced during our investment. We look forward to watching their continued success as they become part of the NextEdge team.”

“The complimentary nature of these businesses creates a company with a coast-to-coast footprint, including market presence in the largest wireless markets in the U.S. It also boasts full turnkey end-to-end wireless telecom services, including small cell and macro capabilities as well as wireline construction. All of these services will be performed by a combined team of 500+ who are the absolute best this industry has to offer,” added Chris Amato, CEO of Tachyon.

Harris Williams Served as financial advisor to Tachyon. DLA Piper served as legal counsel for MSouth.

MSouth Equity Partners is a private equity investment firm that provides equity capital and expertise to support management teams in acquisitions and recapitalizations of lower middle market companies typically valued between $25 and $250 million. Based in Atlanta with an office in Nashville, MSouth invests primarily in the South with a consistent focus on management buyouts of business services, specialty distribution, niche manufacturing, healthcare services, and telecommunications/media companies. With more than $2.2 billion under management across four funds, MSouth is a successor to Cravey, Green & Wahlen, Inc., which was founded in 1984.

NextEdge is a leading 5G infrastructure services company that focuses on identifying, designing, engineering, constructing, installing, and maintaining 5G small cell networks. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary Modus, NextEdge has deployed thousands of wireless telecommunications facilities in the most challenging municipalities in the Western United States and has emerged as an industry leader in designing, building, retrofitting, and modifying these networks not only to the satisfaction of its customers but also the communities in which it works.

Bow River Capital is a private alternative asset management company based in Denver, Colorado focused on investing in the lower middle market in three asset classes, including private equity, real estate and software growth equity.