July 08, 2016
Lewiston, ME – July 7, 2016 – Oxford Networks (“Oxford”), a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Oak Hill Capital Partners (“Oak Hill”). Under the terms of the agreement, Oak Hill will acquire the company from its current private equity owners, Novacap (“Novacap”) and Bank Street Capital Partners (“BSCP”). At the closing of the transaction, Oak Hill intends to combine the operations of Oxford with FirstLight Fiber (“FirstLight”). FirstLight is another Northeastern U.S. fiber provider for which Oak Hill announced an agreement to acquire from its current owner, Riverside Partners (“Riverside”), in March 2016, subject to prior regulatory approval. Novacap, BSCP and Riverside are expected to continue as minority partners alongside Oak Hill in the holding company for FirstLight and Oxford.