Blue Point-Backed National OnDemand Expands Bandwidth Through Two Acquisitions
Blue Point Capital Partners and its BPCP IV communication and utility infrastructure services company, National OnDemand, are pleased to announce the additions of Unified Utility Alliance, a cable and fiber construction company, and J&S Communications, a provider of cable and fiber last mile services.
National OnDemand partnered with Blue Point in December 2021 and has quickly made significant strides with organic and acquisitive growth.
"These acquisitions accelerate National OnDemand's geographic and service offering expansion and augment its team and capabilities as a premier provider of infrastructure services in the U.S.," said Blue Point Partner Brian Castleberry.
Since 2016, Unified Utility Alliance has provided enhanced cable and fiber construction and installation to the Southeastern United States, specializing in aerial and underground construction.
"We have crew members with the talent to be foremen on their own projects, and with the support from National OnDemand, they are going to have that opportunity," said UUA Co-Founder Greg Henson. "We are looking forward to helping National OnDemand continue its mission in becoming one of the largest service providers in the United States."
J&S is a cable and fiber installation provider that focuses on providing superior technology integration and high-touch customer service. Cox Communications ranked J&S as one of the top providers in the nation.
"I believe this acquisition is going to significantly enhance our ability to attract and retain technicians as National OnDemand is able to provide additional benefits and career opportunities," said J&S CEO John Walsh. "Undoubtedly, we are creating a better future for our team members and staff through this acquisition. We look forward to continuing to perform at peak levels, while being a major player in enabling National OnDemand's strategic objectives."
"The support and assistance from Blue Point have allowed us to continue our unyielding commitment to growth," said National OnDemand CEO Douglas Boteler. "We are thrilled with the strength and momentum of the combined teams and view these acquisitions as critical prtnerships in our nationwide expansion efforts."
National OnDemand is a communication and utility infrastructure service provider delivering engineering, construction and last mile solutions to the fiber, wireless, energy and technology sectors in the United States. Headquartered in Burlington, North Carolina, the Company provides full turnkey infrastructure solutions-on-demand, anywhere across its service footprint. The Company has built its market leadership position by providing exceptional client service and identifying and acquiring firms that share its goals and commitment to excellence. In addition, National OnDemand has developed special expertise in managing rural broadband fiber construction projects and has proactively invested in personnel and equipment resources to handle large-scale new construction projects.
J&S Communications is a leader in last mile service delivery with superior knowledge of drop bury installation and commercial installation. Founded in 1996 by John and Shelly Walsh, J&S now employs a team of nearly 100 dedicated and talented people and has evolved into a state-of-the-art, award-winning organization. J&S has three offices in the Southern United States, including Fayetteville, Arkansas, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Unified Utility Alliance is a cable and fiber construction company founded in 2016 by brothers Greg and Mark Henson, formerly of Straight Line Cable, and Daniel Asher, formerly of Asher Communications. UUA specializes in aerial and underground construction and employs nearly 90 employees from the local community of Laurel County, Kentucky. The founders pride themselves on working actively in the field when needed and are currently working on projects in Kentucky, Georgia and Arkansas.
Blue Point Capital Partners is a private equity firm managing over $1.5 billion in committed capital. With offices in Cleveland, Charlotte, Seattle and Shanghai, Blue Point's geographical footprint allows it to establish relationships with local and regional entrepreneurs and advisors while providing the perspectives and resources of a global organization. Blue Point has over a two-decade history of partnering with lower middle-market businesses to build processes and capabilities to achieve dramatic growth. The Firm focuses on opportunities where it can leverage its collective experience, extensive network of operating resources and focused add-on acquisition efforts as well as its unique toolkit, which includes supply chain/Asian capabilities, improved digital marketing or data strategies, and talent acquisition and diversification efforts. Blue Point typically invests in businesses that generate between $30 million and $300 million in revenue.