Grain Management to Acquire Fiber Connectivity Provider, Hunter Communications

MEDFORD, OR — Grain Management, a Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm focused on the global communications sector, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in Hunter Communications. As owner and operator of one of the largest private fiber optic networks in Oregon, Hunter provides high bandwidth data and voice service to businesses and homes throughout southern Oregon and parts of northern California.

“Through this investment, Grain is committed to supporting the strategic development of Hunter and its high quality, 2,011-mile fiber network,” said Michael McKenzie, managing director at Grain. “Our value creation strategy will focus on partnering with Hunter’s highly-skilled management team to densify and expand Hunter’s footprint and advance its position as a leading regional connectivity provider.”

About Hunter Communications
Hunter Communications, Inc. an Oregon based Telecommunications Company was founded in 1992, providing service for local area networks, wide area networks, and everything in between. In 2000 Hunter started building an all-fiber network throughout Medford with the vision of a Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) throughout rural Southern Oregon, Southeastern Oregon and Northern California. Hunter now owns the largest privately held fiber optic network in the State of Oregon, and has expanded to provide advanced technical support and engineering solutions with the intent of becoming a sole source provider, capable of handling any telecommunications or networking need.

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