AVALON CAPITAL ADVISES STARHOME MACH ON ITS SALE TO TELARIX IN GLOBAL TELECOM DEAL
Starhome Mach, a provider of wireless mobility solutions owned by Fortissimo Equity Partners, was sold to Telarix Inc., a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners, for USD 100 million. Starhome provides an array of wireless mobility services, including data exchange between mobile providers, financial clearing, steering of roaming, real time anti-fraud, analytics, and IoT. The company provides mobile solutions and services for operators and other communication environments worldwide.
Transaction rationale CLAIRFIELD ADVISES STARHOME MACH ON ITS SALE TO TELARIX IN GLOBAL TELECOM DEAL Vista Equity Partners, a US-based investment firm with offices in Austin, San Francisco, Chicago, and Oakland has more than USD 30 billion in cumulative capital commitments in software, data and technology-enabled organizations.
Avalon Capital acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Fortissimo Capital, selected by the private equity shareholders of Starhome Mach due to our demonstrated expertise in the telecom sector. Lead dealmaker Joseph Sabet swiftly identified the US company Telarix as the ideal buyer. With the acquisition of an in-house solution from Starhome, Telarix would no longer have to outsource financial clearing. Joseph recognized that the acquisition would enable Telarix to bring Starhome solutions to its 4000 customers, significantly improving its margins and broadening its product range. As an advisor Joseph introduced the parties and got the buyer interested. With the logical buyer identified at the start of the process, Joseph was able to avoid a distracting and arduous auction process and successfully turned the buyer interest into a closed deal.