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Central States Tower II, LLC


Located in Wheaton, IL near Chicago, Central States Tower II (CST II) is an owner/operator of wireless communications towers in 14 states. When CST II was formed in 2011, it represented the second time that Sweetwater Capital had backed the talented management team led by Brian Meier and William Wade. Like the predecessor company, Central States Tower Holdings, LLC (described in the Historical Portfolio Company section) CST II follows primarily a strategy of building new tower sites from the ground up to serve leading national carriers’ needs to expand wireless voice and data coverage and capacity.


Digital Fortress, LLC

digital-fortressLocated in Seattle, WA, Digital Fortress is a leading regional data center operator. Digital Fortress provides colocation, highly available power and network connectivity as well as managed services to large and medium-size enterprise customers through its three high-density data centers in the Seattle metropolitan area. Digital Fortress was formed to consolidate two successful existing centers and to build a new, advanced data center facility in downtown Seattle to accommodate the growth in demand for data center infrastructure in the region.


Faction, Inc.


Based in Denver, CO, Faction is a rapidly-growing provider of cloud computing services. Unlike most cloud service providers, Faction is entirely focused on providing its services through channel partners, such as value added resellers, managed service providers and data centers. Faction enables these partners to offer a robust “white-label” cloud service to their rosters of enterprise customers. Faction currently has operations in Denver, where its headquarters is located, as well as Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Santa Clara and Seattle.


Seaport Financial, LLC

seaport-financialBased in New York City, Seaport Financial is a specialty lender which Sweetwater formed in 2011 in partnership with an affiliate of the highly respected private equity group Seaport Capital. Seaport Financial provides debt financing to smaller companies in two sectors, tower companies and data center companies. Both of these industries have strong credit characteristics: recurring cash flows which are generally unaffected by the business cycle as well as inherent hard asset value.  Seaport Financial was formed to fill the need created in the wake of the credit crunch of 2008-2009 when several national lenders to these sectors stopped providing financing to smaller companies. Seaport Financial provides senior secured term loans and revolving credit facilities as small as $3 million to as much as $15 million.