Investment Summary

Exits WAN Technologies

On February 1, 2005, invested in communications company WAN Technologies from Willis Stein & Partners

Investment Highlights
  • This is transaction in the Communications sector.
  • This is transaction in the United States.
  • This is transaction in Missouri.

Investment Summary

Date 2005-02-01
Target WAN Technologies
Sector Communications
Sellers(s) Willis Stein & Partners
Deal Type Trade Sale

Target

WAN Technologies

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
WAN Technologies was a platform company established by Willis Stein & Partners to develop a leading provider of outsourced corporate telecommunications network services to middle market companies, including: (i) the resale of networking equipment; (ii) the integration and monitoring of network equipment; and (iii) the management and monitoring of corporate networks. The company was headquartered in Barrington, IL. The company was acquired by Willis Stein & Partners in October 2001 and was sold to IS Phone in February 2005.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Willis Stein & Partners

Northbrook, Illinois, United States

Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1994
PE ASSETS 3.0B USD
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Willis Stein & Partners is a private equity firm focused on investing in growth-oriented, US-based, middle-market companies valued between $30 and $500 million. Prospective investment situations include buyouts, growth capital financings, corporate divestitures, industry consolidations, and generational changes in ownership. Sectors of interest include business services, consumer products and services, healthcare, manufacturing, media, and telecommunications. Willis Stein & Partners was formed in 1994 and is based in Northbrook, Illinois.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 29 of 47
Sector (Communications) 4 of 4
Type (Trade Sale) 15 of 18
State (Missouri) 2 of 2
Country (United States) 29 of 47
Year (2005) 1 of 1
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