Clearwater, Florida, May 30, 2005
SJ Partners, LLC (“SJP”) is pleased to announce that Audio Messaging Solutions, LLC (“AMS,” or “the Company”) has acquired the Ad-Tel Group, LLC of Mt. Akum, California. “Ad-Tel’s good base of 900 locations provide an excellent add-on to our exisiting messaging on hold platform,” stated AMS President Mitchell Keller. AMS is a potfolio company of SJP. SJP also acted as AMS’ exclusive financial advisor.
Initially founded twenty years ago, AMS is a premier provider of messaging on hold services. The Company writes, records, and delivers telephone on hold messaging. AMS has a diversified base of over 8,000 accounts with many major national clients such as Merrill Lynch, The United States Post Office, Coldwell Banker, and Goodyear Tire. AMS also distributes messaging on hold equipment. AMS is the exclusive on-hold messaging provider for Avaya, the nation’s largest manufacturer of phone systems. More information about AMS is available on their website: www.amsonhold.com.
About SJ Partners, LLC
SJ Partners (SJP) acquires and advises middle market businesses. SJ Partners invests in consumer and services companies with $1-5 million in cash flow. Industries of particular interest include food distribution and consumer products. SJP also provides select investment banking services.
SJP’s resources provide a deep base of operating and research knowledge. SJP’s founder and CEO Scott Johnson was trained as an equity analyst and was a member of a #2 rated Institutional Investor rated team at Merrill Lynch. The firm also benefits from its affiliated relationship with the NPD Group, one of the nation’s largest private consumer market research companies. Lastly, SJP works with a set of operating partners who each have over 20 years of experience in the distribution, consumer and services industries.