Broadband Satellite Services Acquires Two Businesses

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Broadband Satellite Services Limited (BSS), an investment company based in the North East of England, has completed the acquisition of AND Group & the Satcom Global group of companies.

Focused on the satellite communication and telecommunication markets, BSS acquired the two businesses as part of its growth strategy, to expand into all of the key vertical markets within the mobile satellite services sector. The merged group has a geographical footprint covering all of the core markets and revenues of over $100 million.

"Combining the network assets of AND Group and Satcom Global fits perfectly within our strategic framework of strengthening our end-to-end solutions capabilities in key areas, and providing the best possible customer experience,”" said Ian Robinson, Chief Executive Officer for the group.

He continued: "Building on our existing technology platforms and extending our global reach will provide new opportunities for growth, innovation and expansion. Our customers will benefit from improved levels of service and reliability, as well as the expansion of our global data communication network, customer support and dedicated engineering resources. We are focused on creating innovative and differentiated services which present compelling value propositions to our customers, and deliver the opportunity to develop new revenue streams. The enlarged size of the group will also allow us to drive scale benefits and create a highly competitive cost structure.’’"

The transactions were supported by Faunus Group International and FW Capital, and provide the group with a flexible working capital facility of $12 million at closing.

About Broadband Satellite Services
Broadband Satellite Services Limited (BSS) is an investment company, wholly owned by Ian Robinson (Group CEO) and Robert Howes (Group CFO). Currently BSS owns and operates companies in 5 continents, focused on the provision of satellite communication and telecommunications solutions to customers in areas where other communications networks are unreliable or non-existent.



 


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