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TD Securities, Deutsche Provide $270MM to Vertical Bridge

September 08, 2014, 07:26 AM
Filed Under: Communications

Vertical Bridge Holdings, LLC, a privately owned tower company, announced that it has secured over $500 million of incremental capital to support its acquisition and new tower build programs and growth strategy. As part of this recent round of capital formation, the company announced that it has closed on a $270 million dollar senior credit facility led by TD Securities and Deutsche Bank .

“Vertical Bridge has secured significant additional capital to fund our M&A, new tower development and operational needs. We have invested over $100 million already and will continue our rapid growth in partnership with Digital Bridge, The Jordan Company and Edgewater” said Alexander L. Gellman, CEO and Co-Founder of Vertical Bridge. Committed capital includes significant new commitments from The Jordan Company, The Edgewater Funds and additional capital from Digital Bridge Holdings, LLC, which led the fund raising process on behalf of Vertical Bridge through its Digital Bridge US Tower Holdings subsidiary.

Marc Ganzi, CEO of Digital Bridge commented: “This investment marks Digital Bridge’s third investment in telecommunications infrastructure this year. We are excited about working with the Vertical Bridge team, many of whom are GTP veterans and have two decades of a proven track record of success in the sector. We are very bullish on the US tower space and feel that the VB team is well positioned to assist our wireless carrier partners in the deployment of their future network needs.”

Eion Hu, Senior Partner at The Jordan Company, added: “We are delighted to partner with the Digital Bridge and Vertical Bridge teams. We see a long term capital formation opportunity in the U.S. tower market, and the opportunity to invest in Vertical Bridge fits our investment thesis of backing best in class management teams in high growth sectors.”

Vertical Bridge Holdings is a privately-owned tower company in the US headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. The company focuses on owning, operating, and managing telecommunications towers, rooftops, and site locations across the country. Vertical Bridge was founded in 2014 by Digital Bridge Holdings, LLC as well as certain key executives from Global Tower Partners.

Digital Bridge Holdings, is a communications infrastructure platform based in Boca Raton, Florida. It was formed in 2013 through a partnership between Ben Jenkins (formerly of The Blackstone Group) and Marc Ganzi (former founder and CEO of Global Tower Partners). Digital Bridge owns interests in a broad range of communications infrastructure companies.

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