Network Wireless Solutions, LLC (NWS), a technology solutions and logistics provider to carriers and telecommunications contractors, announced on Feb. 7 that it has acquired Canada-based Gap Wireless, a provider of products and services for the mobile broadband and wireless markets throughout North America. NWS is a portfolio company of Grain Management, LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based investment firm focused on the global communications sector.
The acquisition of Gap Wireless serves as an important step to expanding NWS’s presence in Canada and diversifying NWS’s customer base, the company said. NWS will partner with the Gap Wireless Management team, along with president Marc Bouvrette and vice president and general manager Glenn Poulos to seamlessly integrate the company.
“Marc, Glenn, and their team have built an exceptional company that is exemplified by its strong relationships with its customers,” commented NWS CEO Jeff White. “We look forward to working with them to build on those invaluable relationships and to offer customers the products and services they need.”
Celebrating its 15th anniversary and headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Gap Wireless works with vendors to stock and distribute thousands of both wireless infrastructure and test and measurement products. Its customers, largely concentrated across Canada, include Canadian carriers and contractors, wireless service providers, RF test and measurement users, and the network implementation community. These customers are active in both the public and private sectors, spanning the government and military, education and utilities, and telecom equipment installation segments.
John Hamilton, president of NWS, commented, “As a native Canadian, there is a special excitement and pride that I have in seeing this relationship come together. I am looking forward to working with the newly combined team and expanding the NWS footprint into Canada.”
“We are thrilled to be joining forces with NWS,” said Marc Bouvrette, Gap Wireless president. “Our partnership with NWS elevates our ability to deliver quality service to our valued customers and to expand our reach to meet increasing market demand.”
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP served as legal advisor to NWS in the transaction. Allan Rosenhek was the financial advisor to Gap Wireless.
Glenn Poulos, Gap Wireless vice president and general manager concluded, “NWS’s relationship with Grain Management is another factor that made joining forces a no-brainer. With Grain’s track record of growing businesses in the telecommunications industry, we knew the company we founded in 2007 and spent the last 15 years building would be in good hands.”