NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spire Capital Partners, a leading lower middle market focused private equity firm specializing in investments in the business services, information services, education, media and communications sectors, and Gilberto (Gil) Santaliz, the former founder, owner and CEO of 4Connections, have today announced their partnership to work together to evaluate and seek private investment opportunities in the fiber communications sector. Post an investment by Spire Capital, it is anticipated that Gil will become a member of the board of directors of the company into which an investment has been made.
"The communications infrastructure and services sectors, specifically the fiber communications infrastructure industry, are experiencing significant growth due to a number of factors including the ever increasing bandwidth consumption by consumers and businesses," said Ben Meyer, Principal of Spire Capital Partners. "As private investors, we are constantly looking to partner with successful entrepreneurs to evaluate, invest in and build businesses and create value. Gil has shown the ability to build assets and enterprise value within the fiber communications industry. We look forward to working with Gil and leveraging his knowledge and expertise to make investments in this sector."
"I am thrilled to be working with the Spire team who has significant experience investing in numerous industries including the communications infrastructure sector," said Gil Santaliz. "I see tremendous opportunity in the fiber communications sector and I know our collective experience and knowledge of this industry will uncover attractive companies and investment opportunities for us to work with, invest in and help grow."
Members of Spire Capital and Gil Santaliz will be at MetroConnect USA 2013 taking place from February 20 – 21, 2013, in Miami, FL.
About Spire Capital Partners L.P.
Founded in 2000, Spire Capital is an active and experienced private equity firm with an investment focus in companies within the business services, information services, media, education and communications sectors. Spire Capital leads investments in its areas of expertise and believes its deep industry experience and network of relationships are invaluable in helping its portfolio companies to grow and succeed. For more information please visit www.spirecapital.com.
About Gil Santaliz
Gil Santaliz is the former founder, owner and CEO of 4Connections, which was a metro fiber provider in New Jersey that was sold to Optimum Lightpath, a unit of cable operator Cablevision in 2008.
SOURCE Spire Capital Partners