Monthly Archives: October 2014

Edgewater Announces Vertical Bridge Investment

Vertical Bridge

Edgewater Growth Capital Partners III, L.P. (“Edgewater” or the “Fund”) is pleased to announce its recent investment in Vertical Bridge Holdings, LLC (“Vertical Bridge” or the “Company”). Vertical Bridge is an owner and manager of wireless communications infrastructure. Edgewater is partnering with the same management team that grew a very similar business, Global Tower Partners (“GTP”), from its inception in 2002 to the largest private operator of wireless communications infrastructure in North America. GTP was ultimately sold to American Tower in 2013 for $4.8 billion.

Vertical Bridge is executing the same investment thesis that its management team followed in building GTP. The Company is acquiring cell towers and rooftop cell sites to build out its national mobile communications network. The rapid growth of wireless data usage is leading to greater network demand from mobile carriers who are Vertical Bridge’s core customers. We believe Vertical Bridge represents an excellent ground floor opportunity to partner with a proven, world class management team in an industry sector with strong growth trajectory.

Edgewater Announces The Sale Of Its Portfolio Company Amptek

Amp Tek

Edgewater Growth Capital Partners III, L.P. (“Edgewater”) is pleased to announce the sale of its portfolio company Amptek, Inc. Amptek is the market leader in producing detectors using x-ray fluorescence (XRF) used to identify the composition of materials within the metal, environmental monitoring, petrochemical, semiconductor and research markets. Edgewater acquired Amptek in December 2011.

Amptek was recently sold to Ametek, Inc., a publicly traded global manufacturer of electronic instrument with over 120 manufacturing locations around the world. Ametek acquired Amptek as a strategic addition to its Materials Analysis Division. Edgewater would like to acknowledge the excellent management team who led Amptek under Edgewater’s ownership through to this successful transaction.