M&A Deal Summary

DataPath Acquires SWE-DISH Satellite Systems AB

On July 11, 2007, DataPath acquired communications company SWE-DISH Satellite Systems AB from Litorina Capital Advisors for 56M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is DataPath’s 1st transaction in the Communications sector.
  • This is DataPath’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is DataPath’s 1st transaction in Sweden.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2007-07-11
Target SWE-DISH Satellite Systems AB
Sector Communications
Buyer(s) DataPath
Sellers(s) Litorina Capital Advisors
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 56M USD

Target

SWE-DISH Satellite Systems AB

Stockholm, Sweden
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SWE-DISH Satellite Systems is a world supplier of mobile satellite communications equipment and related services for broadband applications. The company supplies major broadcasters, armed forces and disaster relief organizations amongst others, with compact and quick-to-air satellite terminals for live transmission of video, data, internet and voice content from anywhere in the world.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

DataPath

Duluth, Georgia, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1982
Sector Technology Hardware
DESCRIPTION

DataPath, Inc. is a designer, integrates, manages and deploys satellite communication systems for military and commercial customers. Solutions include multi-band SATCOM terminals, network control software to manage and control communication networks, and global field support services. DataPath was established in 1982 and is based in Duluth, Georgia.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 3 of 3
Sector (Communications) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 3 of 3
Country (Sweden) 1 of 1
Year (2007) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-12-01 Industrial Logic

United States

Industrial Logic Corp. (ILC), which provides network management software for monitoring, controlling and automating hybrid communications networks.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Litorina Capital Advisors

Stockholm, Sweden

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1998
PE ASSETS 8.0B SEK
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Litorina Capital is a private equity firm that that invests in lower middle-market, privately held Scandinavian companies with an enterprise value of SEK 200 – SEK 1000 million. Sectors of interest include consumer goods, industrial, services, and information technology. The firm's investment horizon is three to seven years. Litorina Kapital was formed in 1998 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 7 of 31
Sector (Communications) 2 of 2
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 5 of 13
Country (Sweden) 7 of 31
Year (2007) 3 of 5
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-06-28 mySafety

Stockholm, Sweden

mySafety is a Nordic provider of everyday security services and insurance solutions. The company’s service offering includes ID protection, blocking service for credit and debit cards, lost and found and other specialized insurance and service combinations to provide peace of mind to their customers. mySafety was founded in 1999 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-07-12 Qmatic

Molndal, Sweden

Qmatic is a provider of electronic queue and customer flow management solutions (CJM). CJM helps bridge the gap between the online and physical world and helps clients deliver personal and friction-free experiences to their customers. Qmatic is at the forefront of the industry by designing customer journeys in the cloud, integrating queue management, appointment booking software, self-service kiosks, signage, and offering business intelligence. Qmatic was founded in 1981 and is based in Molndal, Sweden.

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