ABS

ABS is one of the fastest growing premium Fixed Satellite Services operators in the world, supplying bandwidth connectivity to broadcasting, telecom and government customers. Its prime orbital locations cover 80% of the world’s population across 4 continents with its key target geographies being the high growth markets in Asia, Russia, Africa, the Middle East and South America. Find out how it’s achieving its goal of being one of the fastest-growing premium satellite operators globally with our support…

Bermuda

Current

The investment strategy

  • To become a top 5 Fixed Satellite Service operator
  • To focus on market leading organic growth with strategic expansion in orbital locations and by developing, building, and launching high quality, best-in-class satellite assets
  • To be the lowest-cost provider of satellite capacity in the industry through innovative satellite designs and best-in class execution
  • To strengthen the sales and marketing efforts to grow from a regional player to a global industry leader and significantly strengthen its customer base
  • To grow in target markets through strategic partnerships, acquisitions and further additions to the existing fleet

Milestones to date

  • Launched ABS-2 in February 2014 – one of the largest satellites ever launched in the Eastern Hemisphere, with the potential to at least double the sales and earnings potential of ABS
  • Launched ABS-3A in March 2015 – a ground-breaking satellite with an innovative design to connect the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East
  • Significantly enhanced the strategic value of the company: ABS is now operating a fleet of six satellites from six orbital locations and is on its way to becoming one of the top 5 Fixed Satellite Service operators globally
  • Widened geographic reach through significant investment in new offices, people and satellite infrastructure
  • Industry wide recognition of ABS’ achievements: CEO Tom Choi was awarded satellite executive of the year 2012 for the execution of ABS’ strategy developed together with the Permira Funds and the ABS financing has been winning multiple awards for its industry-leading and innovative character

www.absatellite.net

The metrics

2010

Acquisition year

€184m

Transaction value

100

Employees at entry

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200

Employees at 31 Dec 2014

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Number of physical transponders

At acquisition - 103
31 December 2015 - 348