Patriot Capital Group is pleased to announce a growth capital investment in ThinkBig Networks, LLC  

Patriot Capital (“Patriot”), a multi-strategy middle market investment firm, is pleased to announce a growth capital investment in ThinkBig Networks, LLC (“ThinkBig”), a leading FTTP (fiber-to-the-premises) internet service provider deploying a state-of-the-art broadband network, for residential and commercial customers, in four counties across the state of Maryland: Harford County, Kent County, Queen Anne’s County and Charles County. 

ThinkBig was founded in 2016 by Dee Anna Sobczak and Mark Wagner, two veterans in the telecom and fiber broadband networks industries. ThinkBig’s current network consists of hundreds of fiber miles and thousands of homes and businesses passed, including some of the most rural areas of the state. Patriot’s growth investment, in addition to partnerships with state and local governments, will allow the Company to accelerate its development, bringing fiber connectivity to thousands of homes and businesses in both underserved and unserved parts of the state.

“We are so excited about the opportunity in front of us, to bring fast, reliable internet service, which is a necessity in today’s world, to the homes and businesses across the state of Maryland and other neighboring regions. I am grateful to have the opportunity to partner with Patriot Capital for the second time in my career, providing me, my Co-Founder Mark and our team the assurance that we have a dedicated and supportive team to successfully execute on our vision to create digital equity for underserved communities,” said Dee Anna Sobczak, COO of ThinkBig Networks, LLC.

For more information on this transaction, please contact:

Stacey Wittelsberger, Principal
Dan Yardley, Managing Director
Zac Davliakos, Analyst