Smartsky Networks LLC

Smartsky Networks LLC

Smartsky Networks LLC

Overview
Date Founded

2011

Headquarters

4690 FIRST FLIGHT DRIVE CHARLOTTE NC 28208

Type of Company

Private

Employees (Worldwide)

11 - 50

Industries

Wireless Telecommunications
Holding Companies
IT Consulting & Services

Company Description

SmartSky Networks LLC develops 4G air-to-ground broadband connectivity and communication systems. It also offers engine and airframe monitoring, analytics and predictive maintenance, turbulence mapping, and data sensor collection services. The company was founded by Ryan Mitchell Stone, Eric L. Legvold, E. Stan Eskridge, Jr., and Paul C. Sameit in 2011 and is headquartered in Charlotte, NC.

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Executives & Employees

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

President & Director

Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Vice President & General Counsel

Chief Commercial Officer

Chief Network Officer

Chief Innovation Officer

Vice President, Product Management

Vice President, Airlines

Board of Directors

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Smartsky Networks LLC

Founder at The Coalition for Green Capital

Founder at Tiger Infrastructure Partners LP

Co-Founder at WriteLab, Inc.

Co-Founder at Meritage Private Equity Funds

Co-Founder at Platform Partners LLC

President & Director at Smartsky Networks LLC

Senior Managing Director at WP Global Partners LLC

Co-Founder at Kithd Technologies LLC

External Member, Board of Directors at Smartsky Networks LLC

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Recent Transactions
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Smartsky Networks LLC raised money in a private placement transaction

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Smartsky Networks LLC raised money in a private placement transaction

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Smartsky Networks LLC raised money in a private placement transaction

Clients

Global Eagle Entertainment, Inc. engages in the provision of content, connectivity and digital media solutions for airlines. It operates through the Media and Content, and Connectivity business segments. The Media and Content segment consists of licensing fees paid to acquire content rights for the airline industry. The Connectivity segment offers Wi-Fi Internet connectivity through Ku-band satellite transmissions. The company was founded by Harry Evans Sloan and Jeffrey F. Sagansky on February 2, 2011 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Investors
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WP Global Partners invests in lower middle market companies operating across the globe. The firm target companies with enterprise value under $250million. They focus on enterprises with EBITDA of $25million or more and revenues of $25-$250million. They manage private equity and private debt investments ranging from venture capital to buyouts and special situations globally with investment size ranging from $5-$25million. They acquire primary, secondary interests in private equity funds & partnerships and also makes direct equity investments.

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Meritage Private Equity Funds focuses on investments in the information services, network infrastructure and network enablers sectors. Within the network enablers industry, they focus on communications companies including broadband service providers, wireline and wireless and virtual communication service networks. In the information services sector, Meritage seeks to invest in application service providers that provide eCommerce, trading, collaboration, knowledge management, information retrieval, compliance, digital rights management, media, content management and other emerging digital information services. Within the Internet infrastructure sector, the firm looks for companies in the areas of business support systems, operating support systems, storage technologies, data and device security, communication equipment and outsourced communication services.Meritage invests in early-stage, recapitalization, consolidation and restructuring opportunities. They make early-stage investments up to $1 million and may invest $15 million to $40 million over the life of a company. The firm's investment horizon is 5 to 7 years. The firm seeks to acquire meaningful ownership positions their portfolio companies. Meritage prefers to be the lead investor and seeks to co-invest with other experienced investors.

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Platform Partners has experience investing in the following sectors: energy, transportation, industrial products, industrial services, transaction processing, food and beverage, retail, insurance, financial services and real estate. The firm looks for companies with management teams that are committed to building great companies through a combination of organic and acquisition growth. The firm typically makes equity investments but they are flexible on investment structures and make both majority and minority investments. Most of the firm's investments have involved recapitalizations of family or entrepreneur-owned companies to provide liquidity and a meaningful continuing ownership position for the owners. They also provide growth capital to companies for strategic acquisitions or other growth initiatives. Investments range up to $50 million.

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DragonWave Inc. IT Consulting & Services | Ottawa, ON

DragonWave, Inc. engages in the development and provision of packet microwave solutions. The company offers mobile backhaul, small cell networks, intelligence networks, infrastructure monitoring, last-mile fiber extension, and rural cellular backhaul services. Its products include hybrid microwave, small cell solutions, network management, and packet microwave. The company was founded by Erik Boch and Dave Farrar on February 24, 2000 and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada.

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