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Aug 19, 2021 Firm News

Grain Management Acquires Y-COM, A Leading Telecom, Utility, and Power Infrastructure Services Company

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)

Grain Management, LLC (“Grain” or the “Firm”), a leading private investment firm exclusively focused on broadband technology and the global communications sector, announced today it has acquired Young’s Communications, LLC. (“Y-COM” or the “Company”), a premier Florida-based construction services provider serving telecommunications, utility, and power infrastructure customers in Florida and the southeast United States.

Founded in 1972 as a cable wiring contractor, Y-COM has grown into an essential construction services provider, building, maintaining, and upgrading telecommunications, power, and utility infrastructure.  The business has an industry-wide reputation for quality, reliability, and an ability to meet complex and time sensitive demands of some of the largest service providers in the United States.

“Y-COM has spent nearly five decades developing the technical and logistical capabilities to support the build out of infrastructure we all rely on every day,” said Y-COM President and CEO Chad Rasmussen. “In a fast-growing market, we are excited to continue building upon our strong reputation, leveraging Grain’s well-established expertise in scaling businesses like ours.”

The Company has gained a reputation for dependable, high-quality work in complex, large-scale projects and localized, emergency repairs. “With its premier standards of excellence and impressive, steady margins, Y-COM is a strong player in the Infrastructure Services sector,” said Nikola Trkulja, Principal and Investment Committee member for Grain. “The timing is right as the country turns its attention to strengthening essential infrastructure, especially broadband internet,” said David Grain, founder and CEO of Grain.

The Company was advised by Stephens Inc. Fifth Third Bank, National Association and Woodforest National Bank served as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners for the pro rata credit facilities with Fifth Third serving as Administrative Agent. Moore & Van Allen, PLLC acted as legal advisor to creditors. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP acted as legal advisor to Grain.

About Grain Management

Grain Management, LLC is a leading private investment firm that focuses on broadband infrastructure and technology companies that connect the world to the information economy. Founded in 2007, Grain invests exclusively in the telecommunications sector, employing a rigorous, data-based process buoyed by deep industry expertise to identify investment opportunities in key areas of telecommunications infrastructure, including fiber networks, wireless spectrum, and cell towers. For more information visit www.graingp.com.

About Y-COM

Young’s Communications, LLC was founded in 1972 as a contractor for wiring CATV / TV coaxial cable lines, and today operates as a super regional provider of infrastructure services to the telecommunications, utility, and power sectors.  The Company offers a full suite of capabilities, including underground, aerial, and emergency services to its customers. For more information, visit Y-COM’s website at www.ycominc.com.

 

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