Crestview invests in broadband distributor Digicomm

As part of the transaction, John Schanz, former chief network officer at Comcast Cable, will be joining Digicomm's board.

  • Digicomm was advised by Moelis & Company LLC and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP while Crestview was advised by BofA Securities Inc., Barclays and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Digicomm was founded in 1993 by Rob Donziger
  • Crestview invests in the middle market

Crestview Partners has made a significant investment in Digicomm International, a Colorado-based broadband distributor and reseller. No financial terms were disclosed.

As part of the transaction, John Schanz, former chief network officer at Comcast Cable.

Founded in 1993 by Rob Donziger, Digicomm provides equipment and services for the global broadband industry. It is headquartered in Denver.

Brian Cassidy, co-president and head of media at Crestview, said in a statement, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Rob Donziger and the talented Digicomm management team. We believe that Crestview can support Digicomm’s growth through organic investments and M&A to expand the Company’s breadth of product and service offerings as it continues to serve as a value-added partner to its customers in the evolving broadband and communications industries.”

Crestview’s prior investments in the cable and telecommunications sectors include Congruex, WOW!, Charter Communications, Insight Communications, Interoute Communications, and OneLink Communications.

Digicomm was advised by Moelis & Company LLC and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP. Crestview was advised by BofA Securities Inc., Barclays and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

Founded in 2004, Crestview Partners is a private equity firm focused on the middle market. The firm is based in New York and manages funds with approximately $10 billion of aggregate capital commitments.