BGF invests £6.3m in Broadband Satellite Services

BSS will use the investment to accelerate its long-term growth strategy, further strengthening its position as a top tier distributor of satellite communications services to those requiring communications in remote environments where mainstream terrestrial networks are not available.

Through its wholly owned companies Satcom Global and AND Group, BSS supplies services to military, maritime, aeronautical and offshore customers as well as media and aid agencies across the world. It is a key global distribution partner for major Satellite Network Operators (SNOs) Inmarsat, Iridium and Thuraya. In addition, BSS provides value-added services for customers including installation and technical support as well as a suite of in-house developed solutions to enhance the application of satellite services in different sectors.

BSS was formed in 2012 through the acquisition of Satcom Group and AND Group, and is now one of the world’s largest mobile satellite communications providers. The Group will continue to identify high-growth acquisition and investment opportunities in the Mobile Satellite Services market to further strengthen BSS’s offering.

Headquartered in Newcastle, BSS has offices in Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo, Phoenix, Brisbane, Perth, Athens and Moscow and employs more than 200 people globally.

Matt Widdall, BGF said: “BSS has a strong position in a growing market. Ian has successfully brought together AND Group and Satcom Global and created a team with extensive technical and market knowledge valued by SNOs and customers alike, securing a strong industry reputation for the Group. We are delighted to be working with Ian and his team as they look to further expand and strengthen the business.”

Ian Robinson, CEO, BSS: “At Satcom Global and AND Group we take pride in being one of the most innovative and customer centric players in the Mobile Satellite Services sector. This investment will enable us to continue with this focus as we strengthen our world-class service offering to maintain our market leading position. BGF’s investment enables us to make the next step in fulfilling the long-term growth strategy of BSS, allowing us to address additional growth opportunities and partnerships across key geographies and specific market segments. We are very excited to be working with BGF and look forward to ongoing collaboration as we continue to grow the business.”