How Square1 Infrastructure is building new towercos in SSA and Myanmar
Serial tower entrepreneur Dan Ryan finds opportunities in rooftops, BTS, DAS and IBS in emerging markets
At TowerXchange, we’ve been intrigued by the absence of ‘middle market’ towercos from many emerging markets. Filling the gap between a ‘Mom and Pop’ local operation and the multi-national private equity backed towercos, smart middle market towercos acquire attractive sites for macro towers and rooftops, fulfil build to suit (BTS) contracts that may be too small to attract larger towercos, and are often first movers when the market for IBS and DAS develops. TowerXchange spoke to serial tower entrepreneur/lawyer Dan Ryan CEO of Square1 Infrastructure about his middle market towercos in SSA and Myanmar.
TowerXchange: Please introduce yourself Dan - how did you get into the tower business?
Dan Ryan, CEO, Square1 Infrastructure:
I’m a real estate-infrastructure attorney by training and education.