Thompson Street Capital Partners Platform BCM One Acquires WCS; Seventh Acquisition in Support of BCM One Platform
ST. LOUIS (July 22, 2021) – Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP), a private equity firm based in St. Louis, announced today it has acquired Wholesale Carrier Services (WCS), a Coral Springs, Florida-based owner and operator of a facilities-based IP-enabled voice and data network. Q Advisors, a global TMT investment banking boutique, acted as exclusive financial advisor to WCS. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Geoff Bloss, CEO of BCM One, said, “WCS is a natural fit and there are tremendous synergies with our solutions portfolio and family-like culture. Its carrier-grade network, worldwide presence in 500+ cities and channel focus align with our continuing investments in those areas.”
WCS’ product line – which includes UCaaS, business connectivity and managed services – complements BCM One’s core NextGen Communications and Managed Services solutions. This acquisition expands BCM One’s global presence into the Asia Pacific region, and enhances support for the channel partners and businesses it serves.
“We’ve seen BCM One achieve tremendous growth over the past couple of years,” added Chris Barton, President and CEO of WCS. “We’re excited to join forces and play a role in furthering the Company’s solution, channel and geographic expansion.”
Clayton Milburn, Vice President, TSCP, stated, “The acquisition of WCS serves as a great addition to BCM One and supports the strategic vision for the platform that we share with the executive team and founders.”
Founded in 1992, BCM One (www.bcmone.com) is a leading managed solutions provider offering businesses a one-stop shop for integrated technology needs. Now serving more than 19,000 customers worldwide, BCM One offers a variety of solutions supporting businesses’ critical network infrastructure – unified communications, SIP Trunking and UCaaS services, SDWAN, cloud, security and connectivity solutions.