Dejero completes major finance deal to advance product development


Pioneer in connectivity technology receives CAD$32 million injection from Kayne
Partners and satellite leader Intelsat

Dejero, an innovator in blending IP networks for video transport and Internet
connectivity while mobile or in remote locations, has announced significant new
financing to accelerate its product development roadmap and its global expansion into
the broadcast and media market. The investment will be used largely to fund
development and commercialisation of Dejero’s blended connectivity solutions into
new markets.

The investment of CAD$32 million comes from Kayne Partners, the growth private
equity arm of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP, an investment firm managing
approximately $25 billion in assets and satellite leader Intelsat. Intelsat, a strategic
investor, provides integrated satellite communications on a global basis and is already
a collaborating partner in the Dejero CellSat solution, which intelligently combines
cellular connectivity from multiple mobile network providers with Ku-band IP satellite

Dejero’s solutions provide reliable connectivity by blending cellular, satellite and other
IP connections from multiple network providers to deliver the bandwidth required to
exchange high throughput, low latency video and data. Its cloud-managed solutions
are used by news organisations to report live from around the world, and to provide
Internet connectivity in remote locations or while mobile.

“We are impressed with Dejero’s rapid growth and worldwide success, which are
clearly driven by its unique network blending technology that solves connectivity
challenges in portable, in-vehicle and fixed location scenarios,’ said Leon Chen,
managing director at Kayne Partners. “This investment will allow Dejero to bring its
innovative thinking more quickly to market and further extend its position as market
leader.’ As part of this financing round, Leon and Rob Shilton, also of Kayne Partners,
will be joining the Dejero board of directors.

Also joining the board is Michael DeMarco, Intelsat’s executive vice president of
Operations, who commented: “Following the success of our recent partnership that
brought the Dejero CellSat solution to market, we’ve made a strategic investment that
will accelerate our collaboration on additional multi-network connectivity solutions for
our customers.’

Bruce Anderson, CEO of Dejero, explained “Simple, fast, cost-effective and highly
reliable connectivity is vital in today’s interconnected world, and is becoming ever
more so through natural progressions such as connected vehicles and the internet of
things. With this funding we see huge opportunities to deliver a broader range of
blended connectivity solutions and services, not only to our traditional market of
broadcast and media, but to other markets where reliable, flexible connectivity is just
as vital.
“Our existing collaboration with Intelsat is greatly enhanced by this investment, which
we value as an endorsement of our skills in innovation and delivery,’ Anderson added.
“Kayne brings to the table a new set of insights and connections which will also drive
strong growth.’