Congruex Completes Acquisition of True North Management Services, Expands Geographical Footprint and Platform into Wireless Space

By Telecom Tech Outlook | Thursday, November 05, 2020

Congruex's customers benefit from the integrated skills that it can offer, either as single disciplines or as a turn-key solution with self-perform capabilities.

FREMONT, CA: Congruex, a national end-to-end provider of design, engineering, construction, and maintenance services to broadband providers, announced the acquisition of True North Management Services, a leading regional provider of wireless infrastructure. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 2000, True North is a U.S. veteran owned and operated provider of complete, turn-key solutions for tier 1 wireless carriers, fiber companies, and tower owners. Its core service areas are ground and small cell installation, tower construction, maintenance, and emergency response. True North is headquartered in St. Louis and serves a number of states, including Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.

True North is the eighth strategic acquisition that Congruex has completed since establishing a partnership with Crestview Partners, a leading New York-based private equity firm with significant expertise in the cable, telecommunications, and business services industries. These transactions have collectively established Congruex as one of the largest telecom engineering and construction firms in the United States, providing best-in-class, turn-key services to broadband operators.

Bill Beans, Congruex's CEO, said, "We are excited to announce the acquisition of True North, which immediately expands Congruex's footprint in the Midwest and broadens the company's offerings and customer set into the wireless space. Steve and the entire team at True North have proven themselves to be incredible operators. They have built a company that prioritizes culture, service excellence and precision, many of the traits that Steve exemplified while serving in the U.S. military."

The acquisition of True North follows Congruex's prior acquisitions of CCLD Technologies and CHC Consulting in late 2017, White Construction in 2018, Veterans Underground, Terra Technologies, HHS Construction in 2019, and Southeast Utilities of Georgia in 2020.

Steven Myers and Charles Newhouse, Co-Owners of True North, said, "We are eager to join the Congruex team, and look forward to working with Bill and his colleagues to further our leading market positions in the Midwest. With expanded capabilities and resources, True North is ideally situated for accelerated growth, in partnership with our dedicated team members and customers."

Congruex was advised by Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti. Advisors to the sellers were Eagle Venture Management and Henson Efron.