CARMEL, INDIANA – JULY 20, 2018 – Telamon Corporation increases its national presence with the acquisition of CLS Group, a leading provider of site acquisition, design, engineering, and construction services in the Telecom industry and land services to the Oil & Gas industry. Headquartered in Edmond, Oklahoma, CLS Group holds licensure in 48 states across the country. The integration of CLS’s services into Telamon’s Deployment Ready Solution® suite of wireless, wireline and in-building services creates a pre-construction professional services offering with the scale to support the extensive needs of wireless carriers, tower owners, OEMs and utility providers in the current accelerating densification trend impacting macro, small cell and DAS networks across the US.
The acquisition of the CLS Group, who currently performs services on 5,000 sites annually, will enable Telamon to more rapidly grow its presence in the wireless market.
“This acquisition is a major milestone in Telamon’s strategy to support our client’s network requirements while providing a turnkey offering for the 5G revolution”, said Stanley Chen, Telamon’s CEO. “Coupling Telamon’s existing suite of telecom solutions with the CLS Group’s skillset only complements the portfolio and positions us to play a critical role in the ongoing wireless densification efforts and buildout of small cell and 5G networks. We couldn’t be happier to have CLS Group join our team.”
Pat Adams, CLS Group’s CEO echoed Telamon’s enthusiasm. “CLS Group’s value proposition to its customers is the level of expertise and quality that comes from our strong self-perform service capabilities and broad geographic reach. As the industry continues to grow at a rapid pace, we are excited about the added scale, financial strength, and industry experience that Telamon brings, which we believe will help us fast-track our growth objectives and allow us to better serve our customers.”
Randall P. Muench, President of Telamon’s Telecom Solution added, “The CLS Group brand is recognized for quality in the industry and CLS will continue to operate under the same trade name within the Telamon portfolio for some period of time.”
Barnes & Thornburg served as legal counsel and BKD served as financial advisor to Telamon. DecisionPoint served as deal advisor to CLS Group.
ABOUT TELAMON CORPORATION
Telamon Corporation’s goal is to simplify business. Telamon specializes in solutions for telecommunication networks, industrial assembly, and business process outsourcing. Based in Carmel, Indiana, Telamon operates in thirteen locations – nine domestic and four international. Telamon, the Greek word for “support”, is uniquely positioned as a minority owned company. Telamon continuously exceeds customer expectations and standards and has been recognized globally through numerous awards and certifications. For more information, please visit Telamon’s website at https://www.telamon.com.
ABOUT CLS GROUP
CLS Group is an industry leading provider of dynamic wireless infrastructure service solutions, with a focus on site acquisition, design, engineering, and construction services. Since its inception in 1985, CLS Group has performed its services in all 50 states as well as internationally. CLS Group’s scope of projects include new tower builds and network upgrades/modifications, small cell deployment, DAS design, structural engineering, and field services. For more information, please visit CLS Group’s website at http://www.clsgroup.com.