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. "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.