Wise Equity, in collaboration with its portfolio company FIMO Group, has acquired a majority interest in WANHO
Headquartered in Cheshire, Connecticut, WANHO is a leading provider of spec’d-in, high-value components, supported by value-added supply chain services, to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and distributors in the wireless infrastructure industry. The company is a one-stop shop for mission-critical wireless infrastructure hardware, including brackets, fasteners, clips and grounding kits, for large macro and small cell site infrastructure applications. WANHO’s extensive product offering supports the breadth of inputs for macro and small cell site development, including retrofitting, upgrading and maintaining the full spectrum of operations up to 5G capabilities. The company serves as a critical materials management and fulfillment partner to its customers, offering kitting, packaging, just-in-time inventory and supply chain management. WANHO is the industry’s private label standard, setting “the bar” as the key OEM partner to successfully develop and launch new products that evolve with advancing wireless technology. For more information, please visit www.wanho.com.
Wise Equity, with support from its portfolio company FIMO Group, has acquired a majority interest in WANHO through a targeted sale process facilitated by Lincoln International on behalf of WANHO. Wise Equity was attracted to the company’s strong customer value proposition, leading U.S. market position, comprehensive solutions offering and longstanding relationships with tower and cable OEMs as well as industry distributors. In conjunction with FIMO Group, the acquisition of a majority interest in WANHO by Wise Equity creates the opportunity to establish an international market leader of scale. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
With more than 80 years of history and experience, FIMO is a world leader in the manufacture and sale of telecom products and accessories. The group has one of the largest product portfolios on the market, with a strong geographic presence in Italy and abroad. FIMO products, dedicated to all types of installations, are fully supported by continuous investments in research and development (a portfolio of more than 5,000 products), technological innovation (4,000 patented products and solutions), manufacturing process optimization and execution excellence. For more information, please visit www.fimoworld.com.
Wise Equity SGR is a company active in the management of closed-end investment funds investing in small and medium-sized Italian companies with a wide international presence. The funds managed by Wise Equity typically carry out leveraged buy outs and development capital operations dedicated to companies that have leading positions in niche sectors. For more information, please visit www.wisesgr.com.
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