Tower Engineering Professionals has been recapitalized by management and Prairie Capital V
Chicago, IL - April 2015 Tower Engineering Professionals ("TEP"), founded in 1997 and based in Raleigh, North Carolina, is one of the largest multi-discipline engineering services firms focused on serving the telecommunications industry.TEP employs approximately 300 employees, the majority of whom are civil, structural, and/or geotechnical engineers serving independent and large, publicly-traded wireless communication and tower leasing companies.

TEP has a leading national footprint, maintaining licenses in all 50 states, the majority of the Canadian Provinces, and other international locations.TEP offers structural engineering, inspection and mapping services, civil engineering, surveying, environmental, geotechnical engineering and material testing services, construction, and PM&E services for the telecommunications, utility, and renewable energy industries.

Prairie partnered withTEP's founders, the members of the senior management team, and Cognitive Capital Partners to recapitalize the company to support its continued growth and development.

For more information on Tower Engineering Professionals, please contact:

Bryan Daniels at [email protected] or
Darren Snyder at [email protected]

Prairie Capital, founded in 1997, is a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on facilitating ownership transitions for lower middle market companies. Prairie targets companies with annual recurring revenue and cash flow of at least $20 million and $4 million, respectively. Prairie is typically the first institutional investor in these entrepreneurial companies, with an aim toward growing and professionalizing the businesses. Prairie's strengths include: exceptional responsiveness, a partner-oriented, entrepreneurial approach and great flexibility in structuring investments.

Since its inception, Prairie has worked with talented entrepreneurs and experienced management teams across more than 80 platform investments, investing in the aggregate approximately $700 million. Prairie is currently investing from its fifth fund, the $300 million, Prairie Capital V, L.P.