In a Surprise Move, SBA Walks Out with Cash and Away from Its Investment in DAS

Five year DAS ride for SBA unexpectedly ends 

In a deal that took many industry observers by surprise, DAS developer ExteNet Systems, Inc. announced that Digital Bridge Holdings and Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners will recapitalize the company with more than $1 billion dollars, and Digital Bridge’s CEO Marc Ganzi will assume the position of Chairman of the Board. 

Chicago's Got Another Billion-dollar Tech Firm

ExteNet Systems, a wireless-infrastructure company whose business is soaring with the demand for video and data by smartphone and tablet users, is Chicago's newest “unicorn” with a valuation over $1 billion.

ExteNet Systems Announces Capital Restructuring

Recapitalization to Fuel Long-Term Growth in Rapidly Expanding Small Cell Market

CHICAGO, July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ExteNet Systems, Inc., a leading provider of distributed networks enabling outdoor and indoor wireless connectivity, today announced that Digital Bridge Holdings (Digital Bridge) and Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners (Stonepeak) have committed or arranged for over $1 billion in a recapitalization of the company in which the interests of existing investors will be acquired and additional capital will be provided to support the long-term growth of the business.

ExteNet Systems acquired by Digital Bridge

ExteNet Systems, a builder and operator of DAS and small cell systems, is set to become part of Digital Bridge Holdings, the investment group that owns Vertical Bridge and Mexico Tower Partners. Along with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, Digital Bridge is set to acquire ExteNet’s current investors, including SBA Communications. The purchase price is expected to be more than $1 billion, but the companies did not specify the exact amount.


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