Sponsors

  • Bank Street provides insightful and objective advice to help our corporate and institutional clients achieve their financial and strategic goals. We are a private investment banking firm primarily serving growth companies in the communications, media and technology sectors with a comprehensive array of services, including Merger & Acquisition Advisory, Debt and Equity Financing, and Restructuring Advisory. Our senior professionals leverage a combination of extensive transaction experience and deep industry expertise to deliver outstanding results for our clients.

  • - Tillman Global Holdings was founded by Sanjiv Ahuja to build, operate, and invest in telecom infrastructure businesses globally; current portfolio companies and affiliates are actively operating in the U.S., Europe, Asia and South America.
    - Mr. Ahuja previously led the turnaround of Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bellcore) from 1994 to 2000, and served as the CEO of Orange S.A. from 2003 to 2007.
    - As Chairman of Tillman Global Holdings, Mr. Ahuja is building telecommunications infrastructure in the U.S. and Europe through various portfolio companies operating under the TGH umbrella.
    - TGH brings extensive experience as a true owner-operator and provides a differentiated value proposition for customers across global markets unlike Tillman's competitors.
    - Worldwide reputation for being customer-focused and cooperative, with a track record of delivery and execution, and a proven history as an industry disruptor.
    - Operator-first approach focused on deploying future-proof infrastructure and providing ancillary services, such as energy and financing solutions, to meet long-term needs of customers.
    - TGH’s deep-rooted C-level relationships, and depth of transaction and operating experience drive differentiated ability to cater to customer’s needs.
    - TGH and its affiliates have raised over $7.0 billion of long-term capital.

  • Calix is a cloud and appliance-based platform and managed services company. Broadband service providers leverage the Calix broadband platform, cloud, and managed services to simplify operations, engagement, and service, innovate for their consumer, business, and municipal subscribers, and grow their business and the communities they serve.

  • Stonepeak is a leading alternative investment firm specializing in infrastructure and real assets with approximately $61.1 billion of assets under management. Through its investment in defensive, hard-asset businesses globally, Stonepeak aims to create value for its investors and portfolio companies, with a focus on downside protection and strong risk-adjusted returns. Stonepeak, as sponsor of private equity and credit investment vehicles, provides capital, operational support, and committed partnership to grow investments in its target sectors, which include communications, energy and energy transition, transport and logistics, and real estate. Stonepeak is headquartered in New York with offices in Hong Kong, Houston, London, Singapore, and Sydney. For more information, please visit www.stonepeak.com.

  • Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 66 million consumer and small business clients with approximately 4,300 retail financial centers, including approximately 2,400 lending centers, 2,600 financial centers with a Consumer Investment Financial Solutions Advisor and 1,700 business centers; approximately 16,600 ATMs; and award-winning digital banking with nearly 38 million active users, including approximately 29 million mobile users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and approximately 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • For decades, CoBank’s Digital Infrastructure Banking Group has provided unique lending solutions to a wide range of sectors including incumbent local exchange carriers, cable and wireless broadband, competitive fiber, data centers, and wireless and tower infrastructure providers. We enable companies to deliver and expand high-speed fiber broadband services to the home, enterprise and expand service to new and underserved territories.

  • Tillman Infrastructure builds, owns and operates cell site assets across the United States. Since the beginning of 2018, Tillman has been the most active towerco in North America and has built over 1,400 towers in the past 4 years.

  • TD Securities offers a wide range of capital markets products and services to corporate, government, and institutional clients who choose us for our innovation, execution, and experience.

    With more than 7,100 professionals operating out of 34 cities across the globe, we help clients meet their needs today and prepare for tomorrow. Our services include underwriting and distributing new issues, providing trusted advice and industry-leading insight, extending access to global markets, and delivering integrated transaction banking solutions.

    We are growth-oriented, people-focused, and community-minded. As a team, we work to deliver value for our clients every day.

  • AlixPartners is a results-driven global consulting firm that specializes in helping businesses respond quickly and decisively to their most critical challenges—from urgent performance improvement to complex restructuring, from risk mitigation to accelerated transformation. These are the moments when everything is on the line—a sudden shift in the market, an unexpected performance decline, a time-sensitive deal, a fork-in-the-road decision. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our clients until the job is done, and only measure our success in terms of the results we deliver. We partner with you to make the right decisions and take the right actions. And we are right by your side. When it really matters.

  • Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1866, The Huntington National Bank and its affiliates provide consumers, small and middle-market businesses, corporations, municipalities, and other organizations with a comprehensive suite of banking, payments, wealth management, and risk management products and services. Huntington operates more than 1,000 branches in 11 states, with certain businesses operating in extended geographies. Huntington also provides vehicle finance, equipment finance, national settlement, and capital market services that extend beyond its core states.

     

  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2650 attorneys in 44 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 250. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and is recognized for powering its U.S. offices with 100% renewable energy as certified by the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy as a member of the U.S. EPA’s Green Partnership Program. The firm is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono.

     

    For more information visit www.gtlaw.com

  • Founded in 1848, Lazard is one of the world's preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms, with operations in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. Lazard provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and capital solutions, restructuring and liability management, geopolitics, and other strategic matters, as well as asset management and investment solutions to institutions, corporations, governments, partnerships, family offices, and high net worth individuals. For more information, please visit www.lazard.com.

  • Societe Generale is a top tier European Bank with more than 126,000 employees serving nearly 25 million clients in 65 countries across the world. We have been supporting the development of our economies for 160 years, providing our corporate, institutional, and individual clients with a wide array of value-added advisory and financial solutions. Our longlasting and trusted relationships with the clients, our cutting-edge expertise, our unique innovation, our ESG capabilities and leading franchises are part of our DNA and serve our most essential objective - to deliver sustainable value creation for all our stakeholders. 

    Supporting its clients across various sectors, the Corporate & Investment Bank offers bespoke financial solutions combining innovation, advisory services and high execution quality across three areas of expertise: Investment Banking, Global Finance and Global Markets.

    For more information, visit societegenerale.com.

  • Founded in 1931, Weil has provided legal services to the largest public companies, private equity firms and financial institutions for more than 90 years. Widely recognized by those covering the legal profession, Weil’s lawyers regularly advise clients globally on their most complex Litigation, Corporate, Restructuring, and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits matters. Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business.

  • Glass Routes is a FTTH platform backing companies building new broadband networks across the Southeastern United States. The company currently supports two fiber network operators, Ripple Fiber, where Greg Wilson serves as CEO, and HyperFiber, led by previous i3 Broadband CEO Dan Kennedy. 

     

    Glass Routes leverages proprietary software tools to target markets with minimal existing fiber coverage, sufficient density for cost-effective builds, and positive demographic trends. Ripple Fiber and HyperFiber construct and operate the networks, achieving strong customer adoption rates driven by seasoned sales and marketing teams. With over 100 years of cumulative industry experience, the leadership teams at Glass Routes, Ripple Fiber and HyperFiber are well positioned to scale fiber deployment across the region rapidly. 

     

    Glass Routes is majority owned by Platform Investment Partners’ US Fiber Fund and supported by active and experienced minority investors. Today, the group has more than 100,000 passings, and its equity commitments will see it through its first phase of build to a couple hundred thousand passings.

  • One-stop-shop provider for in-building connectivity and “network-as-a-service” solutions. Works directly with all constituents, including Mobile Network Operators (“MNOs”), real estate owners and enterprise customers, to design, install, optimize and maintain in-building networks and infrastructure.