BMS is a leading manufacturer of products distributing live, full-motion video, telemetry and metadata via wireless communications, while Data911 manufactures advanced mobile computing and in-car video solutions for public safety and first responder fleets. Both companies will continue uninterrupted operations out of their shared Poway, CA headquarters.
Andrew Flesch, Managing Director of CapitalView states,“We intend to leverage our experience in aerospace and defense as well as our financial, operational and strategic resources to grow both of these iconic companies and better serve their rapidly growing markets.”
CapitalView’s and Five Crown’s investment in BMS and Data911 will help drive continued growth domestically and internationally, while increasing capital to fund development of new state of the art products for the Broadcast, Public Safety, First Responder, Airborne ISR and Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) markets.
Headquartered in Poway, CA with a sales and service center in Germany, BMS (bms-inc.com) is the recognized leader in professional wireless video solutions with over 37 years of experience providing flexible and robust wireless video systems for the broadcast industry. BMS delivers a portfolio of leading-edge systems that serves a diverse and professional customer base. The Company’s reputation for cutting edge wireless products and premier customer service has established BMS as the leader in professional, real-time wireless video.
Data911 (data911.com) was founded in 1984 and headquartered in Poway, CA. Data911 develops, designs, manufactures and supports mobile solutions for public safety fleets and commercial fleets. The corporate office in Poway houses all facets of the company from product development to service and repair. Data911 products include industry leading in-car computers; in-car HD video; license plate recognition; body worn cameras; rugged tablets and a cloud-hosted vehicle tracking service.
CapitalView Investment Partners, L.P. (“CapitalView”) is a lower-middle market private investment firm based in Bethesda, MD. CapitalView (capitalviewip.com) seeks to provide solutions-based flexible capital to privately owned lower-middle market companies in need of strategic direction, operational improvement and/or expansion capital in order to accelerate growth. The firm will make investments in the form of control buyouts, minority equity stakes and structured debt financings.
About Five Crowns Capital
Five Crowns Capital, LLC (fivecrownscapital.com) is a private investment firm that sponsors buyouts of small and middle market companies. Based in Newport Beach, CA, the firm looks to partner with management teams and owners to create catalysts for unlocking value. The firm’s investments take the form of acquisitions of private companies, corporate divestitures, and structured bridge loans.