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April 2022
Rest of Europe, $100m - $500m

Liberty advises the management team of Airties on their acquisition by Providence Equity Partners

Airties (the “Company”), a leading provider of cloud-based managed Wi-Fi solutions to operators globally, today announced that its Board and principal shareholders, including Invus, an evergreen equity investor, have agreed to the acquisition of the Company by Providence Equity Partners (“Providence”), a premier private equity firm that specializes in growth-oriented investments in media, communications, education and technology.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 2004, Airties is a leading provider of cloud-based managed in-home Wi-Fi solutions, serving internet service providers (“ISPs”) with a combined footprint in excess of 80 million households across the world. Airties has consistently achieved strong organic revenue growth through significant client wins and by broadening its relationships with existing clients – including AT&T, Sky in the UK, Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone across Europe,  Americas Australia and Asia.

Providence’s investment will assist Airties with accelerating growth into new markets globally, as well as funding additional R&D and product innovation to continue delivering superior connectivity, and expanding its sales, marketing, and recruitment efforts globally. As sector-focused investors with a history of partnering with innovative telecoms and technology companies, Providence is well-positioned to harness its expertise, network and resources to support Airties as it enters a transformative new chapter.

Liberty has been instrumental to the success of this transaction. Dan and the team have provided our team a bespoke support optimizing greatly the process and its outcome.

Philippe Alcaras
CEO of Airties

It was great to work with Philippe and the rest of the management team on this important transaction for them and the Airties business. We look forward to seeing them continue on their impressive growth trajectory with the support of Providence Equity Partners.

Dan Martinez
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