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By Generational Group


Generational Capital Markets (GCM) Member FINRA/SIPC and a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses, is pleased to announce the sale of its client LightSpeed Technologies, Inc. to Mobile Communications America, Inc.  The acquisition closed on April 24, 2024.

Located in Wall Township, New Jersey, LightSpeed Technologies (LightSpeed) specializes in providing next-generation networking solutions that address the ever-growing need for bandwidth. The Company provides end-to-end network infrastructure solutions, services and support, including network design and engineering, installation & integration services, project management, ongoing maintenance, and technical support.

LightSpeed offers a full line of Nokia solutions including Optical (DWDM), Data Networking (Ethernet, IP/MPLS), Microwave Radio and Ultra-Broadband Technologies (FTTX, XGSPON, Private Wireless LTE Network) products. Since 2001, LightSpeed has specialized in the design, installation, integration, and maintenance of Nokia’s Data, Optical, Microwave, & Private Wireless Networks to Utility and mission critical core infrastructure customers. LightSpeed’s long-term commitment to Nokia has resulted in uniquely positioning the Company to provide the highest level of customer service and issue resolution for their customers.

Mobile Communications America (MCA), headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina (with over 90 locations throughout 18 states) provides wireless communication, data and security solutions that enhance the safety, security, and efficiency of workplaces across the nation. Customers trust MCA to provide a portfolio of turn-key systems, products, and services — including two-way radio communications, vehicle uplift, security video and access control systems, BDA/DAS, remote monitoring, GPS tracking, SCADA, dispatch, mass notification, and point-to-point wireless networks.

MCA’s more than 65,000 customers span industries such as public safety, commercial, manufacturing, education, healthcare, utilities, and government. In addition to being the largest Motorola partner in the U.S., MCA has strategic partnerships with over 1,000 major manufacturers to offer an extensive portfolio of products and technologies.

John Brannon, owner of LightSpeed and his team, are pleased to announce the next step in the development of their 23+ year-old company: “By joining the MCA family, our Company’s resources, offerings, and geographical reach will significantly increase, allowing us to provide an even greater level of support to our existing and valued customers. Our reputation as a top Nokia VAR and our dedicated team of professionals added to the current MCA / Infinity team, along with our shared culture and values, makes this a winning partnership.”

Vince Foody, CEO of MCA, commented, “We are thrilled to welcome the LightSpeed team to the MCA family. Their technical proficiency and customer reputation in the Optical, Routing & Broadband Fixed Networks space is phenomenal. That combined with their service-first values, makes LightSpeed an excellent and strategic fit for MCA’s Data Division.”

Generational Capital Markets’ Senior Managing Director, M&A, Tom Staszak, with the support of Vice President, M&A, Aaron Presley successfully closed the transaction. Senior Managing Director, Ashok Tandon established the initial relationship with LightSpeed.

“The combination of LightSpeed’s industry-leading engineering expertise, combined with MCA / Infinity’s extensive capabilities and far-reaching presence will provide an exceptional benefit to the combined company’s clients. This is truly a case of the sum being larger than its parts,” said Staszak.