Mobileum receives a strategic investment from H.I.G. Technology Partners
San Francisco, USA. 31 January , 2022 – Mobileum Inc. a global provider of telecom analytics solutions, is pleased to announce that H.I.G. Capital, a global alternative investment firm with over $47 billion (€41.74 billion) of equity capital under management, has entered into a definitive agreement through an affiliate of H.I.G. Technology Partners to make a strategic investment in the Company, to help accelerate technology investments and growth enabled by the roll-out of 5G technologies and private networks across the world.
Following the transaction, H.I.G. will be the majority owner of Mobileum alongside previous owner Audax, which will retain a minority stake. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and required regulatory approvals. Terms were not disclosed.
Headquartered in Cupertino, CA, Mobileum is a global software provider of mission-critical solutions that allow communications service providers to manage increasingly complex networks. The Company serves a diversified, blue-chip customer base, including 35 of 36 global Tier 1 telcos and 70% of Tier 2 telcos in over 190 countries.
Its suite of applications provides customers with analytics-driven solutions for roaming and network services, network security, risk management, connectivity testing, and subscriber intelligence. Mobileum operates in a large and growing market as the rise of 5G and IoT accelerate the demand for solutions to manage and maintain complex network ecosystems, ensure consistent quality of service, and minimise fraud and cybersecurity threats.
“We are excited to welcome H.I.G. Capital as a partner as we continue to build the leading global analytics platform for communications service providers,” says Bobby Srinivasan, CEO of Mobileum. “H.I.G. has deep and relevant expertise in the sector with a strong track record. Working together, we intend to further Mobileum’s mission to support telecom partners with market leading solutions and capitalise on the growth in the broader telco software sector, including the significant opportunities presented by 5G and private networks.”
“We are firm believers in the growing importance of software-driven data analytics and intelligence for the telecom industry to support the monetisation of telecom connectivity and enable its next wave of growth. Mobileum is the clear market leader in this space with a best-in-class product platform and is well-positioned at the forefront of emerging technology shifts,” says Timur Akazhanov and Nishant Nayyar, managing directors at H.I.G. “We are excited to partner with Bobby, the Mobileum team, and Audax to accelerate technology investments and continue growing with our telco partners.”
John Woyton, head of H.I.G. Technology Partners comments, “We are delighted to invest in Mobileum. This is the first investment made by HTP, H.I.G.’s dedicated private equity technology platform. Mobileum is an ideal fit with our strategy of applying our operational expertise in partnership with management teams to create innovative and high-performance companies that define their industries.”
Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal advisor to H.I.G. Jefferies served as exclusive financial advisor and Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal advisor to Mobileum.