M&A Deal Summary

GI Partners Acquires ORBCOMM

On April 8, 2021, private equity firm GI Partners acquired communications company ORBCOMM, Inc. for 1.1B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is GI Partners’ 4th transaction in the Communications sector.
  • This is GI Partners’ 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is GI Partners’ 37th transaction in the United States.
  • This is GI Partners’ 2nd transaction in New Jersey.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2021-04-08
Target ORBCOMM, Inc.
Sector Communications
Buyer(s) GI Partners
Deal Type Going Private
Deal Value 1.1B USD
Advisor(s) PJT Partners, Inc.
Raymond James - Investment Banking (Financial)
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP (Legal)

Target

ORBCOMM, Inc.

Rochelle Park, New Jersey, United States
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ORBCOMM is a wireless data communications company, provides machine-to-machine communication solutions. ORBCOMM was founded in 2001 and is based in Rochelle Park, New Jersey.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

GI Partners

San Francisco, California, United States

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2001
PE ASSETS 16.0B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

GI Partners (Global Innovation Partners) is a private equity firm focused on control oriented investments in asset-backed businesses and properties located throughout North America and Western Europe. GI looks to invest up to $500 million in companies generating predictable, recurring cash flows; underperforming businesses with intrinsic value; and direct asset investments with operational complexity. Sectors of interest include energy, education, healthcare services, leisure, retail, logistics, media, entertainment, financial services, technology, and telecommunications. GI Partners was formed in 2001 and has offices in San Francisco, Greenwich, and Chicago.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 48 of 52
Sector (Communications) 4 of 4
Type (Going Private) 1 of 1
State (New Jersey) 2 of 2
Country (United States) 37 of 41
Year (2021) 1 of 5
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 5
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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Andover, Massachusetts, United States

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