Sentinel Capital Partners acquires MCA

Adds Leading North American Provider of Communications Solutions and Services

NEW YORK, March 4, 2019 – Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in promising companies at the lower end of the midmarket, today announced the acquisition of MCA, a leading provider of communications solutions and services in North America and one of Motorola Solutions' largest channel partners. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, MCA is a provider of communications and network solutions and services which enhance the safety, security, and operating efficiency of a diverse base of more than 10,000 customers. MCA's customer base includes public safety institutions and some of the largest, most well-known corporate clients in North America. MCA sells Land Mobile Radios and related network infrastructure products and offers services across all aspects of the communications solutions lifecycle, including system design, installation, and ongoing maintenance and repair. MCA focuses on the Southeast and enjoys regional density through 41 locations in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, with the capability of serving national commercial customers across the United States.

"MCA is one of the largest communications solutions provider of its type in North America and is well positioned to deliver highly technical, scalable, and mission critical–grade services," said Scott Perry, a Sentinel partner. "MCA's emphasis on service differentiates it from its industry peers, many of whom focus on traditional product distribution. We are excited to work with MCA's seasoned and highly talented leadership team to continue executing its strategy of acquisitive and organic growth."

"MCA's success is built on key relationships fostered by an established culture of service-first, engagement, collaboration, and trust which is written in our DNA," said Vince Foody, MCA's CEO. "We look forward to partnering with Sentinel and leveraging its experience to help us grow."

The past year has been highly productive for Sentinel. Besides acquiring MCA, Sentinel made five other new platform investments—Apex Companies, an environmental services firm specializing in water resources and industrial hygiene; GSM Outdoors, a provider of technologically-advanced, branded accessories for the hunting, shooting, and outdoorsman markets; Holley Performance Products, a manufacturer of branded performance products for automotive enthusiasts; Pet Supplies Plus, a franchisor and operator of local neighborhood pet stores; and UBEO, a regional provider of document processing services. During the past year, Sentinel also completed four exits—CINgroup, a provider of innovative software and due diligence solutions for attorneys and their clients; Huddle House, a franchisor of family dining restaurants in the Southeast; Rotometrics, a global provider of high precision rotary cutting tool solutions; and WellSpring Consumer Healthcare, a North American marketer of OTC health brands.