Distributor Digicomm International receives cash infusion from Crestview Partners

Aug. 22, 2022
Digicomm supplies equipment and services to the global broadband market, supporting both hybrid fiber/coax and all fiber architectures.

Private equity firm Crestview Partners reveals that it has made an investment of undisclosed size in Digicomm International, the Colorado-based value-added broadband distributor and reseller. As part of the transaction, John Schanz, former chief network officer at Comcast Cable, will join the Digicomm board along with founder Rob Donziger as well as Brian Cassidy and Ben Rhyne from Crestview.

Donziger, who remains in his CEO role, founded Digicomm in 1993. It supplies equipment and services to the global broadband market, supporting both hybrid fiber/coax and all fiber architectures (see, for example, "DZS taps Digicomm International as broadband, 5G products partner").

“We are excited to have Crestview as our partner for this next phase in Digicomm’s growth and evolution,” said Donziger. “Our focus on providing industry-leading products and services in an efficient manner to our customers is unwavering, and we look forward to having the additional scale and operational resources necessary to further drive these efforts. We are proud of the results we have achieved over the past 28+ years and believe Crestview’s investment will enable us to build meaningfully as we plan for the future.”

Crestview has previously invested in such broadband-related enterprises as Congruex, WOW!, Charter Communications, Insight Communications, Interoute Communications, and OneLink Communications. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Rob Donziger and the talented Digicomm management team,” commented Brian Cassidy, co-president and head of media at Crestview. “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.”

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