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B. Riley FBR Advises USA Communications in the Sale of Cable TV Assets in Alabama, California, and Colorado

April 16, 2019, 09:05 AM
Filed Under: Industry News
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B. Riley FBR, Inc., a full service investment bank and wholly-owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, Inc., announced it served as the exclusive financial advisor to USA Holdings, LP (d.b.a. USA Communications) in the sale of its cable TV and internet assets in Alabama, California, and Colorado to two strategic buyers.

Founded in 1995, USA Communications is a full service provider of high-speed internet access, phone services using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), and high definition cable tv programming. The purchased assets in Alabama were acquired by Hargray Communications, a regional telecommunications company which provides advanced communications and entertainment services in the Southeastern U.S. The purchased assets in California and Colorado were acquired by Zito Media, a provider of TV, high-speed internet, and digital phone services to communities across 19 states. Financial details of the transactions were not disclosed.

B. Riley FBR developed and executed the marketing strategy for the transaction in addition to sourcing and facilitating the bidding process and negotiating on behalf USA Communications. The B. Riley FBR deal team was led by investment banker Michael McHugh.

“B. Riley FBR demonstrated their in-depth knowledge of our business and industry expertise throughout the entire process. Their extensive relationships across the broadband industry ensured that all qualified buyers were approached, and the best buyers were identified. We were very pleased with the outcome of the transactions,” said Chris Hilliard, CEO of USA Communications.

“The team at USA Communications was great, and I look forward to working with them again. While other investment banks have abandoned this market segment, these transactions are good examples of our firm’s commitment to middle market companies in the broadband and communications industries,” said Michael McHugh, Managing Director of B. Riley FBR.

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