Bay Communications II, LLC recently announced the closing of a $10 million debt facility to support the continued growth of the company’s tower development portfolio. Based in Mansfield, MA, Bay Communications II develops, constructs and operates cell phone towers in the northeastern United States. Bay Communications II is backed by equity partner Seaport Capital, who initially invested in the company in 2011.
Jim Riley, CEO of Bay Communications, said, “Closing a debt facility with AgAmerica will help allow the company to execute on its strategic and tower development objectives. I appreciate AgAmerica’s confidence in the company and the assets Bay has developed to date. The company has a significant pipeline of tower development opportunities and I am pleased that we identified a financing partner who is going to help it achieve its goals.”
Our Managing Member of AgAmerica, Brian Philpot, said, “We are pleased that Bay Communications and Seaport Capital had the confidence in AgAmerica Lending to provide a debt facility to support the company’s continued growth. We are impressed with the company’s existing collection of tower assets and are excited about its growth potential.”
Bob Tamashunas, a Principal of Seaport Capital, said, “We believe we found the right debt financing partner to assist the company in realizing its development goals. We appreciate the relationship we have developed with the AgAmerica Lending team and look forward to working with them in the future.”
ABOUT BAY COMMUNICATIONS II
Founded in 2011, Bay Communications II develops, constructs and operates cell phone towers in the northeastern United States. The company’s principals have decades of tower investing experience and relationships with all of the major wireless carriers. Before Bay Communications II, the principals of the company operated Bay Communications I, which was sold to SBA Communications in 2009.
ABOUT SEAPORT CAPITAL
Founded in 1997, Seaport Capital provides capital to middle market companies in the communications, information and business services sectors. Seaport works with talented management teams to create valuable companies that are leaders in their market segments. Seaport’s substantial investing experience enables it to develop winning strategies; its relationships and resources help achieve them. Seaport is an experienced investor in the tower development industry. Bay Communications represents the company’s fourth investment in the sector. The firm seeks to invest $5 to $25 million of equity capital in each portfolio company.
AgAmerica Lending, a subsidiary of Land South Group of Lakeland, Fla., is a nationally licensed and regulated lending company. We offer a variety of loan products including communication tower lending, bridge loan financing, ranch financing, farmland financing, and ag lending. By providing a reliable service and more flexible rates and terms than traditional banks, we are able to lend across America, and provide lending facilities that are customized to fit a client’s needs. We have a team with over 100 years of combined lending experience. One of our goals is to provide the needed capital to expand communication tower companies to help further their growth.