American Messaging

September 27, 2012

American Messaging Services

American Messaging Services, LLC, formerly Verizon Messaging and AirTouch, and SBC and Ameritech Paging, and based in Lewisville, Texas, is the largest private and second largest overall paging and critical, secure messaging solutions company in the United States.

Its nationwide one-way networks provide coverage in 98 of the top 100 major metropolitan areas and in 48 states. Its services include a broad range of on-network critical messaging offerings, as well as integrated and encrypted smartphone, tablet and personal computer secure messaging integrated solutions to major hospital groups in the U.S. and to certain corporate and government accounts.

Investment History: In November 2005, Incyte, together with its investment partner, Colchester Capital, and its management CEO partner, J. Roy Pottle, completed the acquisition of SBC Communications’ paging business. In June 2006, American Messaging completed the acquisition of the paging operations of Verizon Wireless. Over the past decade, American Messaging has been highly acquisitive and has entered into over thirty strategic operating and purchase agreements with the principal owners of major paging companies including Network Services, SkyTel Corp., Morris Communications, ProPage, Cook Telecom, Aquis Communications, and most recently in February 2017, Critical Alert Systems. Incyte continues to work with management on major corporate events and initiatives. Since the formation of American Messaging over 18 years ago, Incyte Capital Partner Marc A. Gineris has served on the Board of American Messaging and as a General Partner of American Messaging Services, L.P., its principal shareholder.

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