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Investments

39

Portfolio Exits

10

Funds

8

Service Providers

3

About M/C Partners

M/C Partners is focused on growth equity investments in emerging companies in the media and communications industries. The firm specializes in the early identification of the most promising emerging services sectors within communications, technology and media.

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Women in PE to Know: Julia Senior

Jul 28, 2021

To embed, copy and paste the code into your website or blog: <iframe frameborder="1" height="620" scrolling="auto" src="//www.jdsupra.com/post/contentViewerEmbed.aspx?fid=f4c74dfe-0c15-4d87-b28a-e6e6444a18e2" style="border: 2px solid #ccc; overflow-x:hidden !important; overflow:hidden;" width="100%"></iframe> The interview below is part of an ongoing effort by McGuireWoods to profile women leaders in private equity (PE). To recommend a woman for a future interview, email Amber Walsh at awalsh@mcguirewoods.com. Julia Senior  is a partner at M/C Partners where she leads origination, deal diligence and portfolio company support for investments in a variety of communications and technology services segments. She currently serves on the boards of Carbon60, DAS42 and SoniqWave, serves as a board observer for Involta and provides portfolio coverage for Omega Wireless and Canopy Spectrum. Prior to joining M/C Partners in 2016, Julia was an equity research analyst on the telecommunications team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (now BofA Securities), where she covered companies in the wireline, wireless, data center and tower industries. Julia is a CFA charter holder and received a bachelor's in economics from Harvard College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Q: What attracted you to PE? Julia Senior: There are many kinds of investing that I could have been interested in, but ultimately, I wanted to build a career around relationships and working with people. At M/C Partners, we typically invest in earlier-stage companies, where capital and partnership can make a big difference in the trajectory of a business. The opportunity to work closely with entrepreneurs and help them think through their highest-priority strategic decisions is a privilege, and to me, the most exciting part of being a PE investor. In addition, this job requires you to wear a lot of hats — adviser, connector, problem solver — and I wanted to be in a role that would push me across many different dimensions. As a PE investor, you must get granular into the details of things like financial statements and unit economics while also thinking big picture about industry trends and competition, being able to structure and execute transactions and building relationships with numerous stakeholders. This variety provides a consistent challenge and opportunity to learn. Q: Why is it important for more women to pursue careers in PE? JS: This is a very meta question. There is a lot of data showing that having diversity of all kinds — including gender — around a board table leads to better-informed decisions and ultimately more successful outcomes. There is also a lot of data showing how homogeneous individuals’ networks tend to be. Put simply, women know women. So, if you think there are great female entrepreneurs out there — which I do — having female investors should help you identify and connect with that talent. I find the data on these topics compelling, and it resonates with my own experiences. But my strongest reaction to this question isn't meta, it's micro. Having more women pursue careers in PE is good for those women who pursue careers in PE. This is a fun and challenging job that can be rewarding on many levels. Women are just as capable and qualified as men to succeed in PE, and I would love to see more women chase those opportunities. Q: What is a goal that you have set for yourself in the coming year? JS: Continue to add more diversity into my own network, specifically people that can go on to become co-workers, executives or board members. Like most people, I am guilty of having a fairly homogeneous-looking professional network. Since investors often fill management roles and board seats with people we know, we end up working with a lot of people who look the same or come from the same background. I feel very strongly that if we can bring greater diversity into our boardrooms and into our investment committee discussions, it will help our portfolio companies and our firm. Q: What is a lesson that you have learned concerning what's required for success in PE? JS: It is more important to be adaptable and creative than exactly right. We are constantly trying to forecast things: how an industry will evolve, how a company can accelerate growth, how a management team will come together. As much as we want to trust our own analysis and take comfort in our detailed PowerPoints, it is rare that anything goes exactly how we drew it up. When things inevitably don't go as expected, it's critical to keep an open mind, adapt and change course as necessary. To contact Julia Senior, email jsenior@mcpartners.com .

M/C Partners Investments

39 Investments

M/C Partners has made 39 investments. Their latest investment was in Everywhere Wireless as part of their Growth Equity on July 7, 2021.

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M/C Partners Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

7/15/2021

Growth Equity

Everywhere Wireless

Yes

1

5/4/2021

Growth Equity

DAS42

Yes

2

9/30/2020

Growth Equity

QoS Networks

Yes

1

5/12/2020

Private Equity

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$99M

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10

12/18/2018

Private Equity - IV

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$99M

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10

Date

7/15/2021

5/4/2021

9/30/2020

5/12/2020

12/18/2018

Round

Growth Equity

Growth Equity

Growth Equity

Private Equity

Private Equity - IV

Company

Everywhere Wireless

DAS42

QoS Networks

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Amount

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

2

1

10

10

M/C Partners Portfolio Exits

10 Portfolio Exits

M/C Partners has 10 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was AerioConnect on May 05, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

5/5/2021

Merger

1

4/14/2021

Acq - Fin

$991

7

11/28/2018

Acq - Fin

1

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10

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10

Date

5/5/2021

4/14/2021

11/28/2018

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00/00/0000

Exit

Merger

Acq - Fin

Acq - Fin

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Valuation

$991

$991

Acquirer

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Sources

1

7

1

10

10

M/C Partners Acquisitions

10 Acquisitions

M/C Partners acquired 10 companies. Their latest acquisition was Bai Connect on December 22, 2020.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

12/22/2020

Acq - Fin

4

9/30/2020

Acq - Fin

Acq - Fin

1

12/30/2019

Acquired Unit - Fin

2

1/8/2019

Unattributed

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$99M

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10

12/7/2016

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

12/22/2020

9/30/2020

12/30/2019

1/8/2019

12/7/2016

Investment Stage

Acq - Fin

Unattributed

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

Total Funding

$99M

$99M

Note

Acq - Fin

Acq - Fin

Acquired Unit - Fin

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Sources

4

1

2

10

10

M/C Partners Fund History

8 Fund Histories

M/C Partners has 8 funds, including M/C Partners VIII.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

4/8/2019

M/C Partners VIII

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

$351.6M

3

12/9/2014

M/C Partners VII LP

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$99M

10

8/10/2006

M/C Venture Partners VI LP

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$99M

10

8/21/2000

M/C Venture Partners V LP

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$99M

10

1/31/1999

M/C Venture Partners IV LP

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$99M

10

Closing Date

4/8/2019

12/9/2014

8/10/2006

8/21/2000

1/31/1999

Fund

M/C Partners VIII

M/C Partners VII LP

M/C Venture Partners VI LP

M/C Venture Partners V LP

M/C Venture Partners IV LP

Fund Type

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Amount

$351.6M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

3

10

10

10

10

M/C Partners Service Providers

3 Service Providers

M/C Partners has 3 service provider relationships

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Associated Rounds

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Service Type

Counsel

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M/C Partners Team

14 Team Members

M/C Partners has 14 team members, including current Chief Financial Officer, Edward Keefe.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

James Wade

Founder

Current

Edward Keefe

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Gillis Cashman

Managing Partner

Current

Brian M. Clark

Managing Partner

Current

David D Croll

Managing Partner

Current

Name

James Wade

Edward Keefe

Gillis Cashman

Brian M. Clark

David D Croll

Work History

Title

Founder

Chief Financial Officer

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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