SEC/PE  Signal Equity Partners

     Office Locations:

805 Third Avenue Suite 1202
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 860-479-1186
Fax: 212-208-4433



  • Middle Market



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media



    Signal Equity Partners is an investment partnership focused on the communications, media, and technology sectors. Signal is a long-term investor that works alongside management to accelerate companies' growth and success. The firm typically looks for businesses that can create sustainable competitive advantages through either high switching costs or economies and a history of at least three years of consistent cash flow. Founded in 1996, Signal has experience in a variety of transaction types, including: leveraged buy-outs, roll-ups, restructurings and secondary purchases of investment portfolios. Signal has launched Signal Telecom Partners and is currently acquiring small rural telephone companies with fewer than 5,000 access lines in several states. The rural telephone sector is in a consolidation process and Signal Telecom Partners hopes to build a company with over 50,000 access lines over the long term.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Charles Lake II Managing Director
    Malcolm C. Nolen Managing Director
    Timothy P. Bradley Co-Founder and Managing Director


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