Koch Strategic Platforms, a subsidiary of Koch Investments Group has announced that it has signed an agreement for a strategic minority equity investment in Mavenir. Meanwhile, affiliates of Siris Capital Group, a technology focused private equity firm, will remain majority equity holders.
KSP aims to be a partner beyond capital investment by leveraging the resources and capabilities of Koch Industries to accelerate growth for companies in which it invests, as well as identifying new platforms for Koch.
“We have built a next-generation software platform that has driven, and will continue to drive, the digital transformation of mission-critical networks. Together with KSP and our service provider customers, we expect to bring innovation and 5G to revolutionize industries such as energy, industrial automation, and health care,” said Pardeep Kohli, President and CEO, Mavenir. “Not only do we have the only end-to-end, cloud-native, 5G software platform in the world, but we also have strong and extensive relationships with CSPs and proven deployments of our technology around the globe. With 5G here, Mavenir is well positioned to build the future of networks.”, he added.
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Guggenheim Securities, LLC acted as financial advisors to Mavenir. Sidley Austin LLP provided legal counsel to Mavenir and Jones Day LLP provided legal counsel to KSP.