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Surge Closes Investment into Contractor Connect

September 23, 2021 GMT

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 23, 2021--

Surge Private Equity LLC (“Surge”) announces investment into its 10 th platform, Contractor Connect LLC (“CC” or “Company”), a B2B networking lead-generation platform within the home improvement and remodeling space. The transaction closed with debt financing provided by Modern Bank and Assurance Mezzanine Fund with BakerHostetler acting as lead counsel.

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Since its founding in 2014, CC has connected hundreds of thousands of homeowners to local contractors through its proprietary lead aggregator, screening, and live-transfer platform. The Company primarily specializes in various home remodeling verticals including bathrooms, windows, roofs, gutters, and sidings. Its recognized brand is highly regarded across the 25+ states it currently serves. Founder Joseph Powless will remain on as both an owner and partner of the Company.

“COVID has accelerated work from home hybrid and full-time trends. People are now spending more time at home, increasing the demand for home improvement,” said Surge Founding Partner Thomas Beauchamp. “This sustained macro demand for the industry paired with our plan to launch into new verticals such as HVAC and solar give us a clear pathway to sustaining the historical 25% annual growth rate.”

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About Surge Private Equity
Surge Private Equity is a Dallas-based private equity firm that seeks majority investments in growing businesses with $2-7.5MM of EBITDA. Together with its lending partners, Surge provides entrepreneurs with liquidity and investors with higher yields and greater accessibility through lower investment minimums. Surge primarily invests in companies where the seller will remain in an ongoing capacity.

About Modern Bank
Modern Bank, N.A. is a privately owned, entrepreneurial bank that provides flexible, competitive, and reliable senior debt financing solutions to commercial companies. Its experienced bankers specialize in working with lower middle-market companies and owners to provide low-cost cash flow-based financing solutions.

About Assurance Mezzanine Fund
Assurance Mezzanine Fund is a private investment firm providing $3 to $20 million customized growth capital solutions to profitable, lower-middle-market companies nationwide. We look to invest our funds in established companies operated by experienced and proven management teams with a history of building enterprise value.

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FINANCE BANKING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY

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